Home owners in Puerto Vallarta live with different bugs than many cities in the US and Canada due to our fabulous tropical climate year round. Getting used to this difference is sometimes challenging but many have made the move south of the border and truly have enjoyed it.
During the rainy season which starts mid-June ending in October, every day holds a new adventure. The first rain brings new creatures many harmless and some potentially dangerous and knowledge of these bugs can make your lifestyle easier and let you sleep at night with confidence. During the summer months, you can see a variation in the bugs and it can be fascinating especially the ones that glow in the dark or the jolly Mayates (June Bugs) that can drive one crazy with their antics
Condo owners usually have a preventative fumigation plan in place by their HOA fumigating once a week inside their unit and common areas. This is to control mosquitos and roaches.
Homeowners depending on where the house is located whether it be: jungle, downtown, beachfront, golfcourse, canalfront will each have a different method of prevention. Many of our fabulous residences in the Bay of Banderas have Palapas! These are wonderful to look at but house many critters and need fumigation.
Keep in mind, many chemicals are toxic and an expert should be hired. Many homeowners now that Puerto Vallarta has super stores purchase their own spraying machine and prefer to do it themselves. I suggest asking your property manager, caretaker or realtor if he knows of a reputable fumigator that can be recommended.
Pets and your neighbors Pets! Be very careful if you are going to fumigate without the help of a professional that you are familiar with the chemicals you choose to use always moving animal food dishes out of harm’s way and keeping your furry friends well away from chemicals for a determined period of time.
Here is an informative site by Puerto Vallarta resident Biologist Petr Myska to familiarize yourself on who will be your neighbors if you choose to have a home in the fabulous tropics! www.vivanatura.org.
There a dull moment in the Bay of Banderas. Be good to Bugs!
Stay tuned on www.CupoCity.com for offers on fumigation.