Quick Identification Of Common Household Pests

Chet’s Termite & Pest Management has over 30 years of experience in identifying and treating infestations of all types that are significant problems in the Tampa & St. Pete, FL areas, including insects, bugs and rodents. We begin every visit to a residence with our free 57-point inspection where our highly trained staff will look in the key areas for any telltale signs of common household pests such as roaches, flying insects, and other creatures that creep and crawl around.

While most of our customers are confident in identifying many insects, differentiating between all common household pests, particularly different types of termites, can be challenging.

To be able to provide the correct type of termite control & extermination methods, our experts identify the termites by their specific type. In the surrounding areas of Tampa & St. Pete, FL, there are two types of termites that are the most common and tend to also be very problematic.

Subterranean Termites

Spotting subterranean termites is difficult, which is why it takes our professional termite control & extermination to find their colonies. The colonies are in the ground and the individual worker termites forage in nearby wood, often gaining entry to a home around the foundation.

These termites swarm in the spring and fall, making them highly visible around this time.

Drywood Termites

These termites are the most common in residences and buildings. They also live in rotting and dead wood outside. This type of termite tends to swarm in the summer and they are reddish-orange in color with darker wings, while the subterranean termites are darker in the body with lighter wings.

For positive identification of all common household pests in the Tampa & St. Pete, FL areas, call Chet’s Termite & Pest Management. Our number is (813) 935-7554 and we will schedule an inspection at your convenience.