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Northeast Florida Pest Experts Serving Palatka, Florida

Located in Putnam County, Florida is the community-driven city of Palatka. This bustling place is filled with friendly people, great neighborhoods, and is well known for the local festivals it hosts. Unfortunately, this northern Florida city is not just home to people, but to many pests that also love the sunny warm weather found in Palatka throughout most of the year. But, with the help of Lindsey Pest Services, you can easily keep insects and rodents off of your property and away from your family. For more than 60 years we have been providing pest control to the Greater Jacksonville area. To learn more about our affordable and effective residential or commercial pest control services, give us a call today.

 

Home Pest Control In Palatka, FL

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Lindsey Pest Services understands how stressful having pests living in and around your home can be. They can damage the structure, contaminate food, damage personal property, and cause sleepless nights. To combat pests, we provide long-term control and elimination of common household pests.
 
Our three different residential pest control plans provide homeowners with quarterly pest services, our Lindsey Pest Free Guarantee, coverage against more than 30 common household pests, and more!
 
No matter which of our plans you choose, we will provide you with an inspection and an initial service visit to treat both the interior and exterior of your home. We then return quarterly to treat your home’s exterior, providing a barrier of protection around your property. Contact us today to learn more about our residential pest control options or to request your free inspection!

 
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3 Things Palatka, FL Residents Can Do To Minimize Mosquito Exposure

Mosquitoes are a difficult pest to keep off your property since they live and breed outside and will travel from neighboring yards in search of food. However, the good news is that doing the following three proactive steps can help to minimize your family's exposure to mosquitoes significantly.

  • Mosquitoes breed in areas of standing water. Get rid of as much standing water from your property as possible. Make sure gutters are clear, store containers upside down when not in use, fill in low lying areas on your property, and do not overwater garden areas.

  • Mosquitoes rest during the heat of the day on overgrown vegetation, tall grasses, and mulch. Keep grass cut short, remove thick vegetation, and keep garden areas well-maintained.

  • Put into place a professional mosquito control program.

To help you minimize biting mosquito populations on your Florida property, our professionals will identify areas where mosquitoes may live and thrive. They will also recommend ways to discourage mosquito breeding areas and to get rid of standing water from your property. Finally, they will treat mosquito resting places. To schedule an inspection for your Palatka property, give us a call today.

 

Commercial Pest Control In Palatka, FL

At the top of the to-do list of any business owner should be pest control. Implementing a professional pest control service offers a variety of benefits, including:

  • Protecting your facility’s structure and equipment from being damaged

  • Preventing food from being contaminated

  • Helping you to pass health and other inspections

  • Helping you to maintain a healthy environment for your employees and customers

  • Protecting your brand and reputation

  • Providing you with peace of mind

At Lindsey Pest Services, our commercial pest control relies heavily on Integrated Pest Management (IPM). IPM is an eco-friendly pest control strategy that focuses on using the least amount of materials possible. It offers long-term pest control through biological control, habitat manipulation, and increased sanitation practices. To implement a pest control service from Lindsey Pest Services to protect your Palatka business from pests, reach out to us today.

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What Does Termite Damage In Palatka, FL Look Like?

Termite damage can be challenging to spot. Termites invade pieces of structural wood where they can tunnel through and feed on it for months or years, without (for the most part) changing its exterior. While the outside of the wood looks okay, the inside of it will be riddled with rough-edged tunnels and filled with debris.
 
Over time, and after enough damage has been done, the termite's presence will begin to be noticed by the homeowner. If termites are living in your home and feeding on its structural wood, you may find the following damage:

  • Paint or wallpaper that appears to be splintered or bubbling

  • Floors that feel “spongy” when you walk across them

  • Windows and doors that no longer open or close properly

  • Drooping ceilings

If you ever see signs of termite damage in your home, contact the professionals at Lindsey Pest Services. We will provide fast action and complete the inspection and treatment services needed to eliminate termites and prevent their return. To learn more about our effective termite control services, call today!

 

Signs Of Bed Bugs In Palatka, Florida

There are plenty of reasons why you might be getting itchy in the night. One of the worst-case scenarios for this includes bed bug infestations.

Bed bugs are small ¼ inch insects that are sometimes called the ‘travelers’ pest.’ These bugs are often the same size and shape as an apple seed, and spend their time moving from household to household via ‘hitchhiking behavior.’ While bed bugs have not been proven to spread diseases, they are known to cause insomnia, anemia, and even secondary infections from prolonged scratching.

Not sure if bed bugs are the cause of your late-night discomfort? Here are a few signs of their presence to watch out for:

  • Small red splotches on pillowcases, bedsheets, and pajamas. These are feeding marks that often dry to a rusty red or brown.
  • Dark or black spots on mattresses, furniture, and even comforters. These are excrement stains that only appear after a bed bug has fed.
  • A sickly sweet or strangely musky odor around the home and bedroom.

If any of the above signs are present in your home, you may be dealing with a large bed bug infestation. To combat it as soon as possible, contact the bed bug control team at Lindsey Pest Services. We are ready to jump in with emergency response services right away. 

 

How To Mitigate Palatka Mice Problems

If you live in Palatka, you should know that rat and mouse problems are just another risky part of living in the city. Rodents are considered to be some of the most common home invaders here in Florida and should be regarded as dangerous pests at all times of the year. Finding signs of a mouse problem in your home could be devastating, especially if you have young children or sensitive pests.

Prevent mice from ever gaining access to your property by enacting the following mitigation steps:

  • Seal up any cracks or gaps around the house that are quarter-sized or bigger. We recommend using some form of waterproof sealant that can stand the test of time.
  • Store all garbage in its proper container, removing it from the home at least once per week.
  • Food items should be kept off the counter and in airtight bins. Both glass and plastic containers will be your best solution.

If mice have already appeared around your Palatka property, these mitigation steps will not be able to remove the entire infestation without additional help. In this case, contact the reputable team at Lindsey Pest Services for quick and actionable mouse control right away. 

 

The Most Effective Flea Control For Your Palatka Property

Got fleas? No problem! The team at Lindsey Pest Services is equipped to get your home back on track. Here’s how we created some of the most effective flea control plans for Palatka property owners:

  • We provide actionable instructions that help homeowners get and stay flea-free, starting with tips that help you sanitize the interior of the home. This may include vacuuming rugs, throwing away pet beds, and mopping floors.
  • Flea treatments need more than one service to eliminate, which is why we recommend that your family relocate to a separate location for at least 24 hours.
  • Exterior flea treatments are covered by a revolutionary outdoor spray that controls populations in a flash.
  • All flea treatments are guaranteed for at least 90 days (3 months), ensuring that pests get and stay out for weeks on end.

Learn more about flea control treatment with Lindsey Pest Services. Call our Palatka location to schedule an initial estimate. 

 

The Secret To Keeping Cockroaches Out Of Your Palatka Home

Although they may seem like a rare or unfathomable problem to find around your home, cockroaches are a very real and very dangerous threat to Palatka properties. Roaches in Florida come in a wide variety of species, including Oriental cockroaches, German cockroaches, American cockroaches, and Brown-banded cockroaches. Each of these species will similarly affect your home, destroying food supplies, contaminating water sources, and otherwise spreading serious illnesses from place to place.

Many homeowners are unaware that there are some quick and easy ways to prevent roaches from ever stopping by their properties. Invest in these helpful prevention steps to protect yourself from roaches all year long.

1. Start by reducing humidity levels around the property. Dehumidifiers may be a great place to start. Smaller desiccant bags could be placed in more confined spaces, including bedrooms, closets, and pantries.

2. Remove high amounts of vegetation around the sides of the home. Trim the grass frequently, prune back shrubs, and remove unnecessary branches from trees.

3. Have your home constantly monitored for signs of cockroach activity with Lindsey Pest Services.

The team at Lindsey Pest Services provides coverage against all four species of Palatka cockroaches, creating actionable ways to stay safe all year long. Submit an online contact form to receive a free initial estimate.

 

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