Waterside's Faqs of Life

  This page has been created to help everyone with questions they may have.

This page is still under construction and more info will be added.

Is Pest Control covered by the HOA?:

 The HOA covers all exterior pest control and any pest issues within the attic. Any pest issues within your unit is your responsibility.

Does Beucher & Son service the interior units for pest control?:

 Yes, we offer a great pest service that can cover all pest issues in your unit. We presently are servicing many of the units at this time for pest control.

This interior pest service works well as we are on property every Wednesday. so if you have any issues in between services, we will have no problem helping you.

Are Termites covered by the HOA?

YES. Termites, both drywood and subterranean termites are covered by the HOA for both interior and exterior issues.

Does the HOA cover Wood Destroying Organism Reports?

No they do not. For those of you who wonder what a wood destroying organism report is, here ya go. A WDO report is usually issued when a real estate sale is in motion. A termite inspector checks the unit for any termite issues and then completes a  Florida State mandated report designed by the Florida Department of Agriculture on the finding's. This report is provided to the underwriter to help with the qualification of the property. A WDO report is not necessary for every sale but it is highly advised for your own piece of mind.

Beucher & Son does perform WDO inspections and would be glad to help you with one if needed.


I think I may have termites, but not sure , what do I do?

Drywood termites are very common in Florida homes, the first rule of termite life is to not panic. Look at our termite section for information of termites and what to look for. 

Simply fill out a termite work report and we will be there to help you. 

What if I Cannot be home when you are on property for the treatment?

No problem, the office has a set of keys to your home and we have the ability to check them out and enter your home for the treatment of your drywood issue.

It is best to leave any termite evidence, Termite Bodies/Pellets/Wings in their place of rest. Our years of experience allows us to utilize the termite evidence for their location. This location is needed for a successful treatment. If you have drywood termite pellets and you are having a hard time leaving the termite evidence where it lay's and just cannot wait until we arrive, you can place a small piece of blue painters tape where the pellets lay. Also, if you actually see the very small hole that the termite created to expel their pellets, you can place a same tape over the hole, this shows us where the hole is and will keep further pellets from dropping out.

I think I have drywood termites in my kitchen cabinets (or other furniture), can you treat these areas?

We do not cover any furnishings, fixed or unfixed, this includes dressers, cabinets, entertainment centers, etc. But do not panic, we do try to treat it. We do not want to leave you in your time of need, we usually try once or twice but by the second time, we know if any further treatments will be successful. 

What do I do if the issue persist in my cabinets (or other furnishings)?

There are generally two choices:  Fumigation or Heat treatment

1. Fumigation, find a friend who is planning to have their house fumigated. Houses are fumigated for drywood termites, they are recognizable by the huge circus looking tent covering it completely. If you are able, take your infected item and set it somewhere in their house. When the fumigation is over, you simply go get your item and bring it back home.

2. Heat Treatment, a Heat treatment leaves no residue or chemicals that can harm pets, Heat can reach nooks and crannies in which termites like to hide. Heat inflicts no damage on your house and furniture. Heat treatment kills all adult insects as well as their young and their eggs.

PEST: This is Coastal West Central Florida and pest are the norm. There will always be pest here and our job is to control them, that is why it is called Pest Control. RODENTS Rodents are a fact of life and they are everywhere.The Florida weather provides a wonderful environment for them and they love it. At Waterside, they are drawn to the rear deck areas of high clutter and high vegetation, as it provides places to hide. They can also live in palm trees as well as most any areas they feel safe. During certain times of years, they may be seen scurrying about. Mostly in the spring and fall.  Possible animal encounters on the property

OPOSSUMS  I have had possums as pets when i was younger. They rode in the car with me and sat on my lap while watching television. I save a few each year from starvation or other predators by bringing them home and keeping them until they are large enough not to be predator food.Opossum facts: This is one Florida critter that deserves more of your respect

The poor opossum really does deserve our pity.
This critter, officially known as the Virginia opossum, has very little going for it other than just about everyone would agree that it is ugly. And and when it comes to roadkill, it ranks right up there with on the leader board with squirrels and turtles in these parts.
Here are nine facts about the opossum for you to know so the next time you encounter one your first reaction won't be to scream but to smile.
1-Did you know?
The Virginia opossum is North America’s only marsupial
2-These critters are old!
A University of Florida researcher traces the existence of opossums as far back as the extinction of dinosaurs!
3-They play a vital role in our ecosystem
With global warming, ticks and tick-borne diseases are on the rise. Scientists have discovered that a single opossum can consume as many as 5,000 ticks in a season! Those aren’t the only pests that opossums eat; they are also quite fond of slugs, snails, roaches, spiders, rats, mice, and snakes. 
4-Say what?
Most people are unaware that opossums are immune to snake venom. Scientists are studying the protein that opossums have that neutralizes these toxins to help develop better treatments for humans.
Virginia opossums are North America’s only marsupial and they play a vital role in the ecosystem.
Virginia opossums are North America’s only marsupial and they play a vital role in the ecosystem. (Photo: Special to news-press.com)
5-You don't have to sweat rabies
Due to their low body temperature and amazing immune system, rabies virus infection has very rarely been documented in wild opossums.
6-A tooth fairy's worst nightmare
Opossums will often respond to perceived threats by baring their teeth. Since they have more teeth than any other North American land mammal, 50 to be exact, they can look scary, but are rarely aggressive and will not bite unless you attempt to handle them. 
7-Worst enemy? Car wrecks vs. cats and dogs
Your domestic dog or cat is a far bigger threat to an opossum than the opossum is to them. The second most common trauma presentation (after car strikes) for opossums at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) is attacks from these domestic predators. 
8-Their newborns are called 'Joeys'
When it comes to being a mother, opossums are some of Nature’s best. They will carry up to 13 babies (or joeys) in their pouch (or marsupial) for more than three months. If you find a female opossum that has been killed, it may have babies still alive in its pouch which should be taken to a wildlife center, such as CROW, to receive the care their mother can no longer provide.
9-Celebrating independence
When the babies are old enough, they will emerge and ride on Mom’s back. As they continue to grow, they will fall off, usually one or two at a time. At that point, the young opossum is on its own, even though it may look quite small. Many healthy young opossums are abducted from the wild by well intended humans when they are old enough to fend for themselves.
Southern Black Racer, Racer

It is not advised to catch one as they will bite you, although more damage is done to them than you as their tiny teeth may get ripped out as you pull away, thus causing the chance for infection in their mouth. Ok, for those of you that are thinking...oh my, a cool pet to catch and keep...Nope, No, Nah, Nej,  Nein...No Way. I tried many times to make pets of these rascals...they do not make great pets, they do not make good pets and they do not make just ok type pets. Although they are not venomous, they can be aggressive, especially if handled. These snakes will never tolerate being picked up, and will defecate a foul smelling musk if provoked. And let me tell you from many experiences, that nasty musk stinks and your friends will make you ride in the back of the truck on the way home.


Description: Average adult size is 20-56 inches (50-142 cm), record is 72 inches (182 cm). Adult color is black with white markings on the chin and throat. The belly is grayish to uniform black. The body is slender and the scales are smooth, and there are 17 dorsal scale rows at midbody. The pupil is round. Juvenile color is gray with distinct reddish-brown blotches fading into a solid-colored tail.

 Smooth scales

Range: It is found throughout mainland Florida and the Florida Keys. Outside of Florida, it is found throughout the eastern United States from northeastern Texas north to Minnesota and east to Maine.

Habitat: Commonly found in pinelands, hardwood hammocks, prairies, sandhills, scrub, and cypress strands.








Comments: HARMLESS (Non-Venomous), though they will readily bite to defend themselves. Racers are one of the snakes most likely to be seen by Floridians. It inhabits both rural and urban habitats and is frequently seen in residential areas during the daytime. Like other racers, it is fast moving and can climb and swim well. When discovered, the racer will usually flee for shelter, relying on its speed and agility to avoid capture. However, when cornered, its only defense is to strike. Its bite is harmless, but its needle-sharp teeth can cause bleeding. When annoyed, it may rapidly vibrate its tail in the leaf litter, producing a buzzing sound.

The Racer does not make a good pet because it never gets over its nervous disposition. 

Racers are opportunistic predators whose diet is as varied as their choice of habitat. It feeds on frogs, lizards, snakes, rodents, and birds and their eggs. In Florida, frogs, lizards and small snakes make up the majority of the Racer's diet. Despite its scientific name, Coluber constrictor, the Racer is not a true constrictor and overpowers its prey by simply grabbing it in its jaws and pressing it against the ground until it stops struggling.

Breeding occurs from March through June, and 6-20 eggs are laid from May through August. Newborns are 6-9 inches (15-22 cm) in length.

Do and Don'ts


Provide access to any issue, such as behind a entertainment system, book shelves, beds, dressers, etc. We do not move any furnishings to access the area in which the issue is located. We are not lazy, this is done to prevent any injuries, accidentally broken items and time loss.


In case of cockroaches, do not use "Bug Bombs". Total release foggers, also known as "bug bombs," are pesticide products containing aerosol propellants that release their contents at once to fumigate an area. These products are often used around the home to kill cockroaches, fleas, and other pests. This works well most times in a stand alone home but in a multi living dwelling such as what Waterside offers, it can be a disaster especially with cockroaches and ants. Several times, tenants have bug bombed their unit and actually created worse problems by spreading the cockroaches and ants to other rooms as well as other units around them. Bug bombs can create a good body count but very rarely takes care of the issuein a multi unit dwelling.

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Creating, sending to work report - This system is set up to provide a simple work order with your pertinent information to service your home. We do not make calls or set appointments as the work order should provide us with all the information needed.

Once you discover you have an issue with either pest or termites, do not call the office, you must fill out a very simple work order. No treatments will be performed without a work order. 

When you are at the website to fill out the work order be sure to take your time with the report. Some people appear to race through it and not complete  it correctly.  The report information that is required is basic info, such as your location. We need the building number (Posted outside on the exterior wall of every building. We need the hallway number located above every front entry point into your building and last we need you door number.  This is the most important information that you can apply, if we cannot find you, we cannot service you. By not correctly providing your location info, you run the chance of not having your service performed on the date you wish. Please take the time your time, we want to help you.

Add the information needed to tell us what and where the issue is.

Be sure you check the box about pets, only if you will not be there. If you are going to be present, there is no need to check the box. The main reason about loose pets in the unit is that I do not want them to get out when the door is open or in my way as I service the unit. People have told me that their pet would not run out of the front room, this claim has caused me several times chasing a cat or dog across the waterside property like a madman. I was abe to catch pet escapee but it is an experience that I do not wish to relive.

Be sure to check the box providing me permission to enter your home, without that box checked, we will not go inside. We do not call for permision as this can take a lot of time that is needed for other tenants. 

And most of all.....HIT THE SEND BUTTON. Some people seem to forget to send the work order after filling it out, it happens.

Will Beucher & Son contact me after a work report was sent?

No, at the completion of the work report and after you hit the send button, a pop-up appears stating that your work report was successfully sent. 

Keys in the Office:   This a very important subject. The office has your keys secreted away in a lock box. With your permision (provided via work order), I can obtain a key to your unit while you are away and take care of your issue.  This process works great but with one major flaw...The key has to be able to open the door. Many times units are sold or locks are changed, and at times the news keys are not provided to the office to replace the old ones. This is not only important for Beucher & Son to enter your unit for treatment but the office personal and maintenance may need to get inside your unit due to an emergency. It is advised to be sure your keys are up to date.

If I am not home when you come, will you wait for me?

Not usually, there are other people in need of our service and we cannot keep everyone waiting. If you miss a service, you will have to wait until the next Wednesday.

Do you leave a notice that you serviced my home while I was away?

We do, but we are human and do make mistakes. A business size card, stating that we were there is usually placed on a dinning room table or stove top area. So, if you do not find a card, we apologize. 

I have a pest issue on the exterior, should I make a work order or call the office?

Definitely make a work order, it takes very little of your time and it provides us all the information we need. For ALL termite and pest issues, make a work order. If you call the office with your issue and not a work order, we cannot promise that we will have time to fit you in for a service call, we do try but many times our day is filled up with work orders. A work order is a sure way to be sure we can help you.


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