Rodent & Insect Control
Rodent & Insect control
Insect and rodent infestations are not only a nuisance, but also destroy property and may pose threats to you and your family's health and safety.
What is the Impact?Rodents and insects want to thrive, and they are attracted to garbage, trash and debris. City codes require the owner or occupant(s) of buildings to eliminate existing rodent or insect infestations and to provide continuous maintenance to insure a pest-free neighborhood.
Rodent Control Program
The City can assist in rodent control on the outside of properties and in neighborhoods. The City will send out a Rodent Control Technician to inspect a property, place a tamper-resistant bait station in a rodent-attracting location outdoors, and advise on how to help with rodent prevention. To schedule an appointment for inspection, call the Sanitation Department at 727-893-7398. For assistance with rodent control inside a residence, contact a private exterminator.
Mosquitoes are particularly troublesome pests. Untreated stagnant water is a natural breeding place. Be a good neighbor and remove all open receptacles and containers capable of holding water. Contact Pinellas County Mosquito Control at 727-464-7503 for additional information.
Occupant & Owner/Manager Responsibilities
- Occupants of single-family and two-family residences are responsible for pest control including keeping the property clear of insects, rodents or other pests.
- Property owners/managers are responsible for pest control at multi-family residences (triplex, quadplex and more), apartment complexes and other such similar multi-family housing structures.
- Keep your yard clean and free of tall weeds, abandoned cars and trash.
- Seal holes and cracks in doors, window frames and walls. Do not do this until after all rodents are exterminated from inside the house/structure(s).
- Remove fallen fruit from yard.
- Store firewood on open tracks and least 18 inches above the ground and away from sides of house/structure(s).
- Keep living areas free of garbage and open food.
- Properly dispose of all garbage, trash, debris, needless clutter, old furniture, newspapers, boxes, etc.
- Put garbage in closed containers. Reminder: Roll the sanitation/garbage collection container to the curb for pick-up only on the morning of the scheduled collection day.