There are several pests that are native to and/or thrive in central Florida. The warm, humid weather makes for a perfect environment for many insects and rodents, which can eventually find their way into your home. Termites can be particularly problematic in this area, as they are the cause of thousands of dollars of property damage each year in the Tampa area. This makes it vital that you hire a pest control service to eradicate any pests that may be invading your home. Yet, how will you know if you have a pest problem in your home? Here are a few of the signs that can indicate that you may be in need of the help of a pest control service.

Signs of Damage

A sure sign that you have a pest problem in your home is if you notice signs of damage in your home. Damage caused by pests can include marks gnawing on word work and food containers in your home. You will also want to check for signs of damage to the walls in your home. Signs of such damage in your home can include sawdust piles along your baseboards, which can indicate a termite infestation.

Droppings and Debris

Another sign that can indicate an infestation in your home is the presence of droppings. While pests are good hiders and may not show themselves, you will likely find droppings if they are present in your home. You can also look out for other debris that insects may leave behind such as shed wings, or even dead insects carcasses. High concentrations of such debris can indicate a pest infestation.

Preventative Action

While it is important to know the signs that there is already a pest presence in your home, you may also be in need of a pest control service if you are interested in taking preventative action that would keep pests from entering your home in the first place. Since central Florida has such a large termite problem, it can be advantageous to have one’s home sprayed for pests on a regular basis as this will prevent any pests from overrunning and/or damaging your home.

Even the smallest signs that can indicate a pest presence in your home should be taken seriously, do not assume that any indications of a pest presence in your home represents a small, one-time, issue. If you believe that there may be a pest presence in your home, it would be best to contact us at Consolidated Pest Control to have any pests removed from your home before the problem gets out of hand.

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