Living in Tampa has its advantages, but effective pest control can pose a challenge. The abundant green spaces, water features and warm weather, make it a perfect place for people. These characteristics also support a wide range of pests that thrive in this hospitable environment. As new construction pushes further into undeveloped areas, the proximity to wildlife means that homes and businesses are more susceptible to various pest infestations.

Termite Control

Termites are a leading cause of damage in the country. Several different species are common in Florida because of the warm, humid climate. Your home or business provides abundant wood and wood-based building materials. A colony can grow quickly as it destroys structural supports and other architectural elements. As a result, it is important to determine if these voracious pests have infested your home or business. You can look for telltale signs like dirt tubes along the foundation, a pile of shed wings or a mound of frass. If tapping on wood generates a hollow sound, the void could indicate the presence of termites. Do not let your home be destroyed by these wood-boring pests. It is essential that you take immediate action if your home is infested.

Rodent Control

Like most animals, rodents look for a safe place to nest that also provides access to food and water. Because your home and business offer these resources, the buildings attract mice, rats and squirrels. Once inside, these animals reproduce quickly. The behavior and waste matter of these pests can cause considerable damage and pose health risk to humans. Rodents can spread various pathogens and trigger fires by causing electrical shorts while chewing through insulation. Signs of a rodent infestation include droppings near places where food is stored and the sound of scratching or rustling in the ceiling or behind cabinets. Our team uses the latest eco-friendly techniques to handle a rodent infestation in a safe manner that prevents future problems.

Bed Bug Control

Bed bugs travel from one location to another while hidden inside luggage, the folds of clothing and packing material. If you notice these tiny nocturnal feeders, it is likely that your home is infested. Sharing your bed with these parasites can cause sleepless nights. Although the pests do not spread disease, scratching their mosquito-like bites could cause a secondary infection. According to experts, these bugs have developed a tolerance for many commonly used pest control agents. Hiring a professional service is essential in order to ensure that all the pests and their eggs are eradicated.

Hire a Professional

Many do-it-yourself pest control measures are ineffective because they do not contain the correct type or amount of pesticide necessary to do the job. These methods often require the storage of potentially dangerous chemicals at your home or office. DIY methods may drive pests into areas that are more difficult to access. At Service First Termite and Pest Prevention, our technicians are trained to identify the pest causing the infestation. We can develop an effective solution to solve the problem quickly. Our eco-friendly and affordable pest control techniques will not harm your family, pets or customers. When it comes to pest control, you do not have to go it alone. We can help you eliminate or prevent an infestation. Contact us to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate.