J.D. Smith Termite & Pest Control Blogs

4 Steps to Take After Pest Treatment

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After our technician leaves your home, the pest-control treatment complete, you can breathe a sigh of relief. You won’t have to worry about turning a corner and confronting an unwanted critter in your house. However, the work doesn’t stop there. Follow these tips to keep your home pest-free long ...
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4 Ways to Protect Your Tarpon Springs Home Against Snakes

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Snakes, as slimy and menacing as they look, don’t always present a health risk when they slither through your garden or find an entrance to your home. However, you probably don’t want to stumble upon one while you’re weeding the flower beds, or worse, find you’re sharing a bed with one at night. ...
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Lawn Protection 101: 3 Bugs That Destroy Your Lawn

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As a homeowner, you work hard on your lawn throughout the year to make it look lush, green, and picturesque. However, in and underneath your grass lurks an adversary that wants to destroy your yard. In the summer, these grass-destroying pests aim to turn your yard into a brown, barren wasteland. It’...
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How to Identify Household Pests

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Some household pests are more serious than others. Before you decide about the risk to your family, you’ll need to identify the species. Contact a trained professional to help you identify and get rid of some of the most common household pests in your Clearwater, Florida, home.EarwigsEarwigs have ...
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Top 3 Pest Concerns for the Coming Spring

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When the temperatures change, there are a lot of pests and rodents that will try to move into your Clearwater, Florida, home. Before spring arrives, make sure you’re ready to tackle these three pest concerns. Leftover Winter InfestationsBefore you focus on spring pests, make sure you don’t have any ...
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How Small Bugs Can Create Big Problems in Your Home

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It’s amazing how such tiny creatures can develop into major problems for your Clearwater, Florida, home. You might think a can of bug killer can rid your home of bug infestations, but many times, it takes an expert to come in and make sure these pests don’t continue to wreak havoc on your home. ...
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Five Tips for Choosing a Pest Control Professional

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When it comes to pest control, it’s important to be confident you’ve selected the right company. Here are five tips for choosing a pest control professional in the St. Petersburg area.Check QualificationsIn Florida, all pest control companies require a license, and reputable companies will be ...
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3 Signs Your Home Has Termites

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Termites are bad news any time of year, so it’s important to look for signs of these pests in your Clearwater, Florida home. Learn three common signs of a termite infestation and how to effectively eliminate these pests.Bubbling PaintCracked or bubbling paint can mean a few different things, and ...
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Three Reasons Your Home Needs Year-Round Pest Control

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With winter just around the corner, you may think you’re safe from pests invading your home. Think again. Insects, rodents, and other critters start to seek shelter once the seasons change, but what if you live in a warmer climate like Florida? Do you still need to worry? Consider the following:1. ...
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4 Common Pest Entry Points

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Pests come with the territory in Florida, but that doesn’t mean you have to invite them inside. Learn how to deal with four common entry points to keep your Clearwater home pest-free. Here are some of the most common pest entry points that homeowners should know about.1. Windows and Door FramesYour ...
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