How To Deal With Pests And Your Pets

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As the spring temperatures heat up, the pests come out in Tampa, FL. However, insects aren’t the only things threatening your pets as summer approaches. Whether it’s your adorable kitty or faithful pup, McCall Service has a few things to keep in check as you let them run and play in the yard.

3 Lawn Risks to Your Pets

Biting Insects

The weather in Tampa is ideal for biting insects, some of which feed on flood. Fire ants pose a threat to both cats and dogs, and fleas are an extreme nuisance to people and pets. Some of the most common insects and arachnids to watch out for include:

  • Mosquitoes
  • Ticks
  • Botflies
  • Scabies
  • Mosquitoes
  • Ticks
  • Botflies
  • Scabies

Disease carriers like the mosquito are especially harmful to dogs and may cause heartworm, a serious and potentially fatal disease. Other lawn pests, such as blood-sucking ticks, are also known to spread diseases to pets through their bites.


Sometimes random wildlife invades backyards across Tampa, such as possums and raccoons. These pests scavenge for food, often finding it in pet food bowls. Other pests, such as mice and rats, also wander into yards. If your cat or dog brings an infected rat to your door, it could cause health problems for you and your pet.

Lawn Chemicals

Everyone wants a lush, healthy lawn, but sometimes it comes at a price. People turn to chemical sprays that could pose a health risk to dogs, cats, and other animals. If you’re thinking about spraying your lawn, it’s best to turn to the professionals who specialize in lawn care. Otherwise, you may use a product that could kill beneficial insects or drift into the water table, threatening the entire community.

Professional Tampa Pest Control

Whether it’s lawn chemicals or disease carriers like mice and mosquitoes, the outdoors pose a risk to your pet’s health and safety. However, you don’t have to lock them indoors for life. Call McCall Service for a quote on our pest control services in Tampa, FL. We’ll inspect for lawn pests, identify problematic areas, and help to eliminate the threat to keep you and your pets safe and happy.



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