Choosing The Right Pest Control Option For You

February 13th, 2015

Dealing with pests in your home can be frustrating and even dangerous in some cases. In order to deal with pests efficiently, you need to know how to identify different kinds of pests and know what kind of pest control in Palatka, FL, will be most effective.

Identifying Pests

Identifying that you have a problem is an important first step to pest control. Not all pest activity is directly obvious. Termites, for example, can do thousands of dollars of damage completely out of sight. Termites are probably one of the most problematic pests because of this. Look for these signs of termite activity to try and minimize damage:

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  • Maze-like dirt trails along the foundation of your home
  • Live termites in or around your home
  • Wood that is crumbling or looks rotted
  • Damage in walls that may look like water damage
  • Small piles of what looks like sawdust near wood structures

Other pests that may be living in your home currently unnoticed might be rodents. Here are a few signs rodents are in your area:

    • Rodent droppings in light fixtures, cabinets, along baseboards, or in other areas of the home
    • Signs of nesting, usually linty in appearance and tucked in out-of-the-way areas
  • Chewed household materials
  • Sightings of live rodents
  • Sounds of scratching or squeaking inside walls

Most other pests are fairly easy to identify and know if you are having a problem. A quality pest control company can take care of any and all of these pests simultaneously.

Choosing Pest Control

There are many different options for pest control. There are over-the-counter solutions that you can buy in most home improvement stores. These generally work for small-scale problems but are not always effective long term or for serious infestations. There are many pest control companies that will come out and perform one-time treatments if you are experiencing a problem with a certain pest. There are also many companies that will perform year-round maintenance, coming out quarterly to make sure that a pest problem never surfaces. These companies will generally also perform free treatments in between scheduled appointments. You need to evaluate your needs and choose an option that will work best for you. For more information about Champion Termite & Pest Control, visit our website or give us a call to schedule pest control service today! We service St. Augustine, Palatka, Green Cove Springs, and surrounding areas.


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Termite Control

Featuring targeted termite treatments and prevention services, Champion Termite & Pest Control offers the most advanced solutions to even the most complex termite problems. We provide complete termite extermination, removal, and prevention services for long-term property protection against recurring infestations.

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Looking for fast, effective bed bug treatments? Our expert exterminators have you covered. We perform extensive bed bug inspection and removal services as well as offer customized bed bug treatment plans to eliminate all traces of these pests from residential properties.

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When it comes to pest infestations, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Rest easy knowing that your property is pest-free with our pest control and extermination technicians. We offer free inspections and price quotes both for residential and commercial customers in Palatka, FL, and surrounding areas.

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