Pests You Should Know About in Florida During Winter

February 20th, 2022

PestsFloridians are no strangers to a wide variety of pests that love our subtropical climate, plentiful rainfall, and endless food supply. While you may believe that every creature has a place, even pests, you probably also think that place should be outside. So, if you notice pests in your home during the winter months, it’s crucial to contact a professional and reputable pest control company immediately to get ahead of the problem before it becomes a crisis.

  • Ticks

People mostly think of checking for ticks during the warmer months, but here in sunny Florida, ticks can bite and spread disease all year long. Always diligently check yourself, children, and pets after visiting areas where ticks are likely to be, such as wooded areas.


  • Termites

Termites can cause devastating structural damage to your home, and they operate year-round. If the weather gets too cold, termites may burrow further underground until the cold snap passes, but once the temperature warms back up, they’re back out and on the prowl. Protect your home from termite damage with the Trelona® Advance™ Termite Bait System, professionally monitored by Green Solutions Pest Control in Tampa.


  • Rodents

Rodents love to find their way indoors to get out of the cold weather, and your attic, crawlspace, basement, and walls are ideal homes. Once in your home, rodents will build nests and damage your home’s structure. Along with gnawing and scratching on wood and drywall, they will also gnaw electric and cable lines in two. Insulate all of the areas where rodents love to hang out, eliminate any entry points into the interior of your home, and eliminate all potential food and water sources. However, once you’ve heard rodents in your home, it’s too late for preventative measures. You can try store-bought rodent baits and traps, but in the end, you’ll likely find that you’ve wasted your time and money. Call the pest control experts at Green Solutions in Tampa instead to get rid of pesky rodents trying to live in your home rent-free.


  • Cockroaches

Just like other pests, cockroaches love to find warmer indoor spaces to stay in during the winter months. While they shack up in your house, they multiply by the thousands, crawling inside your walls, rummaging through your pantry, and investigating your kitchen counters while you sleep. Cockroaches are extremely difficult to get rid of once you are infested and require multiple treatments to fully eradicate them. Don’t leave your home susceptible to the vicious cycle of cockroaches… call Green Solutions today for superior cockroach elimination.


  • Silverfish

Silverfish are tiny wingless insects that are a metallic silver color and have movements similar to a fish (but, they are not aquatic). Silverfish also get into your home seeking refuge from the winter cold, but since they tend to eat anything in their path, they can be incredibly destructive. They are also nocturnal, so catching them in the act may require a stakeout. Just like the other winter pests, silverfish require the services of a professional pest control company to eliminate.

Pest Control Services in Tampa Bay

If you’re dealing with any of the common winter pests mentioned above, or any other type of pest, call the pest control experts at Green Solutions Lawn Care & Pest Control in Tampa. We have the tools, knowledge, and commitment you’ll need to get rid of stubborn pests in and around your home. Call us at (813) 684-7336 or contact us online for a free estimate today!