3Telltale Signs You Need Pest Control For A Tampa Home

Posted By : Aubrey Mead , on Mar, 2016


The weather in and around Tampa is beautiful year round, which is great for the human inhabitants of the area. Unfortunately, it is also great for crawling, biting, chewing and invasive bugs and insects, which is why it so important to know if you need to call pest control services to stop infestations.

Many homeowners fail to notice the early signs of pest problems. This means that they only call in pest control services after the infestation is well established and there may be significant problems. To help prevent this issue and the considerable added cost involved, here are three easy to spot signs of pest infestations that homeowners and renters need to aware of and quickly take action.

Dead Bugs Around

A few dead bugs in your home is not always a sign that you need to consider pest control services, but when this is a regular occurrence, it is a concern. It is even more of an issue if you see the same types of dead bugs over and over again.

While cockroaches and spiders or ants may commonly be found in a home in Tampa, large numbers of the same types of insects are most commonly associated with an infestation. With some of these pests, particularly roaches, you may not seem them active, but you will find dead bugs around your home.

Scratching and Rashes

Many people assume that if you don’t have pets like cats, dogs or other types of furry critters you don’t have to worry about fleas or ticks. The reality is that fleas and ticks are opportunistic, which means they will attach to any animal to feed.

This can mean that even homes without pets can become infested with fleas, most typically the cat flea or Ctenocephalides felis. This can happen very quickly if a mature female flea is brought into the house on your clothing, in your luggage, or even on a pet.
Small to large red and inflamed areas on the skin can be signs of both fleas and ticks. Ticks are larger and less mobile, often easy to spot when latched onto the skin or to a pet.

Weird Sounds

A key sign you need pest control in the Tampa area is sounds of chewing, humming, buzzing or scratching sounds in the walls, areas around water or on the outside walls of the home.

If you happen to have rodents, the need for pest control is critical, as these animals can carry both bacterial and viral diseases, and they can pose significant health risks beyond a typical insect invasion in a Tampa home.

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