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Rats with Fleas Present Double the Trouble

Dogs and cats make terrific pets. Like a great many people, I love‘em! What I don’t love are the fleas that find Fido & Fluffy to be suitable hosts, and who, ultimately, find their way into our homes, driving us all crazy! What’s worse? If your residence is infested by rats with fleas, this presents double the trouble, even though our initial reaction may be to place blame on our pets.

Coby's Tentless Termite & Pest Control Rats with FleasFleas are parasites that feed on blood, and they are seriously troublesome. There are as many as 2500 species of these tiny, tough, super high- and long-jumping pests, making it of vital importance to prevent and eliminate flea infestations, no matter which furry being brings these blood-suckers in the house!

Fleas lay their eggs on their furry hosts, be they dogs, cats, mice or rats, and those larvae get scratched-off onto carpets, upholstery, pet bedding, human bedding, and clothes. It can take two days to two weeks for new fleas to emerge and go in search of a blood meal. Once they get a taste of blood, their reproductive systems and cycles emerge.

When fleas chow down on a rodent, and then take a dinner cruise on Fido, eventually landing in my snuggly blanket, it is likely they have just transported and transmitted some nasty stuff to both Fido and me. You see, with flea bites, the skin becomes itchy and irritated, and can result in allergic reactions and skin eruptions, not to mention disease. I suggest you provide flea treatments for your pets, and you contact me to stop rats with fleas from exacerbating a flea infestation in and around your home.

There are various flea prevention products available at your veterinarian’s office to protect your pets, and the professionals can assist you in selecting suitable applications for Fido & Fluffy. When it comes to rats, I suggest you call me at Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control FIRST! I will ensure rats with fleas are not a danger to you, your family or your home.

I am proud to provide outstanding pest control for your home or business in Clearwater, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor, St Pete, Tarpon Springs, Tampa and surrounding areas. If you’ve got a problem with rats, fleas…or any other pest…or you simply have a question…call me at Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control today at 727-498-1977.  I’ll be happy to speak with you anytime!

PS:  And remember… “As long as God keep’s makin’em, we’ll keep killin’em!”

PSS:  Don’t forget to ask about our FREE 58-Point Pest Analysis of your home or office, or take advantage of THREE FREE MONTHS of pest control!

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‘Tis the Time of Year that the Rats are Movin’ in!

Rats! As owner and president of Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control, I have seen my fair share of rats in Tampa Bay. These disease-ridden rodents are troublesome, especially when temperatures start cooling, and they seek the warmth of your home and your delicious edibles upon which to survive.

Take a look around the foundation and central air lines leading into your home. Do you notice any holes or potential entry points for rats? Do you see any blackening of the stucco, stone or bricks? If so, this blackening is indicative of rats entering your residence. Their greasy, little bodies rub against the bricks, stucco or stones and leave noticeable black stains.

Rats are larger than mice and more threatening in terms of what they are capable. We, at Coby’s, can identify danger zones for rodent infestation, properly seal any potential entry points, and prepare traps that are extremely effective to rid your home of these nasty rodents. As we slip into the cooler temperatures of autumn and winter, now’s the time to take advantage of THREE FREE MONTHS of PEST CONTROL or our TERMITE offer of 25% or $250 OFF any FULL TERMITE TREATMENT!

If you’ve got a problem with rats or any other pest…or you simply have a question…call me at Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control today at 727-498-1977.  I’ll be happy to speak with you anytime!

PS:  And remember… “As long as God keep’s makin’em, we’ll keep killin’em!”

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How To Tell If You Have Mice Or Rats In Your Tampa Bay Home

Do you hear the pitter patter of little feet across your ceiling or in your walls? Do you see little, black pellets magically appearing on your kitchen counters? If so, you may have a problem with rats in Tampa Bay, or are they mice?  What are they, and how can you get rid of them!?!

Our professionals at Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control identify the differences and provide resolutions.

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Rats and mice are both nocturnal rodents and they both seek sources of food. They both swim, jump and climb, and they willl scatter when you suddenly turn on the lights!

Rats have a more coarse fur, where mice are smooth. Rats have longer tails, but mice are far more active using their tails to eat, fight and navigate their surroundings.

Mice prefer rice, cereal and plants, but will eat practically anything. We’ve even seen tiny paw prints in softened butter! Rats are more carnivorous and opt for meat, but they, too, will eat grains, proteins, and almost anything…including mice!

Mice are generally smaller and can enter a home through a crevice as small as ¼ inch. Rats

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have larger heads and thicker bodies, so they just need openings of at about a ½ inch. This could be a space found along the Freon lines from your central air conditioner compressor into your home, as well as breaks in eaves or foundations.

All rodents are threatening in that they are capable of carrying disease, especially rabies. Our experts at Coby’s can identify danger zones for rodent infestation, properly seal any potential entry points, and prepare traps that are extremely effective to rid your home of these nasty rodents.

If you’ve got a problem with rats, mice, or any other pest…or you simply have a question…call Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control today at 727.462.0400 and ask for Coby.  He’ll be happy to speak with you anytime!

PS:  And remember… “As long as God keeps makin’em, we’ll keep killin’em!”

PSS:  Don’t forget to ask about our FREE 58-Point Pest Analysis of your home or office!