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Prepare for Hurricane Season With a Pest Inspection

Hurricane season typically runs from June 1 to November 30. During this time, Floridians prepare for the storms that form in the Atlantic Ocean and could possibly make landfall.   Here in the Tampa Bay area, we typically see between

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JD Smith Pest Blog Post - How to Treat Drywood Termites

How to Treat Drywood Termites 

Drywood termites are insects that are among the most annoying pests here in Florida. They feed on cellulose, which is found in the organic material in wood, paper, plants, and sheetrock. This is why you’ll often find them in our

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JD Smith Pest Control Blog Post - How to Spot Drywood Termites

 How to Spot Drywood Termites

Drywood termites live in wood, which is a popular building material, so you’ll often find them in wood baseboards, door frames, and attics. You can spot them by the damage they cause to the wood they use for food and

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 How to Pre-Treat for Subterranean Termites

Subterranean termites make their home in the ground, where they can find plenty of water. To feed, however, they will enter homes like yours and eat the wood that’s in your walls and attic. They often live in large colonies

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How to Deal With Drywood Termites

In previous articles, we’ve helped you know how to identify the signs of termites in Florida homes. In this article, we’ll look at one of the most common types of these pests: the drywood termite.   What are drywood termites?

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Palmetto Bugs

How to Keep Out Palmetto Bugs

Even though it’s been relatively dry the past few months, you may have seen more bugs recently. As the rains pick up in Florida, you’ll likely see even more bug activity in and around your home.    One of the

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How Rodent Exclusion Protects Your Home

Finding out your home has rodents may come with feelings of disgust, violation, and worry. That will likely be followed by: “Who do I call to get rid of them, and how can I ensure this doesn’t happen again?” Let’s

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Pest Control

How to Stop Rice Weevils

One day you’ve got a clean bag of rice or pasta or flour, and then when you open it up – eew! It’s filled with little black specks. Odds are, those are rice weevils, a pest that’s common to cupboards

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What to Do When Rodents Infest Your Attic

Rodents can squeeze through even the tiniest of holes. Mice, rats, squirrels – all can easily get into your house if openings aren’t sealed. Once rodents get in your attic, you’ve got a major problem to address. Because not only

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JD Smith Pest - Four Types of Ants You Will Find In Florida

Four Types of Ants You’ll Meet in Florida

Many of us are already familiar with the tiny black sugar ants that make a line to the merest crumb or grain of sugar on your kitchen countertops or in your cupboards. But did you know that as a Florida

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