Orkin Saint Petersburg, Florida
Saint Petersburg Exterminator, Pest Control & Termite Inspector
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From Our Branch Manager
According to Branch Manager Tony Napoli, Tampa residents should keep an eye out for American and German cockroaches, carpenter ants, rodents and drywood termites.
They should also keep an eye out for bed bugs and understand that bed bugs are not a filth bug. They’re hitchhikers, so be aware of where you’re going and what you can bring back. Napoli points out even 5-star hotels can have bed bugs, so make sure to inspect your room before you bring in your luggage.
To help reduce pest activity, Napoli recommends closing windows and keeping screens repaired. Install door sweeps and keep your lawn tidy. Avoid home clutter because pests use clutter as harborage sites.
Orkin serves the following communities near Saint Petersburg:
Brandon, New Port Richey, Dunedin, Valrico, Riverview, Lithia, Ruskin, Seffner, Odessa, Tarpon Springs, Oldsmar, Sun City Center, Wimauma, Pinellas Park, Apollo Beach, Palm Harbor, Wesley Chapel, Dover, Safety Harbor, Seminole, Gibsonton, Lutz, Largo, Plant City, Thonotosassa.
Saint Petersburg Pest Pressure
Residents of St. Petersburg, FL, enjoy warm weather next to the ocean, a climate ideal for many pests. Some of these insects regularly find their way indoors, including:
Since cold climates slow their breeding, earwigs multiply rapidly in the warmth and humidity of St. Petersburg. This common garden pest makes its way into homes through gaps in the home’s exterior, open doors, or on garden plants. Homeowners may find an earwig almost anywhere, including in shoes, under couch cushions, and inside sinks and tubs.
Sometimes called the palmetto bug locally, the American cockroach is a nuisance to Florida residents. These scavengers do well in moist, damp areas like kitchens, laundry rooms, and bathrooms, but also live outside. Cockroaches can also pose health risks when they taint food and surfaces with their waste.
Biting & Stinging Pests
St. Petersburg is a popular vacation destination. Buildings like hotels and condos provide shelter and a source of food for biting and stinging pests. Of particular concern are a few venomous species:
Southern Black Widows
This pest lives in sheltered areas around a home and enjoys the Florida warmth. The southern black widow is a small, black spider notable for the red hourglass shape on its abdomen, the underside part of the spider. Because these arachnids produce potent venom, those bitten should seek treatment.
Fire ants are unfazed by St. Petersburg’s canals or periodic flooding. Since first introduced to the area, the pests have created unsightly mounds in yards across the city. These pests defend their colonies by aggressively stinging and biting. Attacks leave itchy bumps on victims’ skin.