Cockroaches are some of the most hated pests by homeowners, and just the word “cockroaches” inspires most people to squirm. Unfortunately, cockroaches aren’t just unappealing, but they actually pose major allergy and asthma risks due to their saliva, droppings, and skin shedding. Unfortunately, the National Pest Management Association estimates that about 63 percent of U.S homes contain cockroach allergens, and that number soars to as high as 98 percent in urban areas. This means that nearly all Americans need to better understand cockroaches and their relation to allergies and asthma. Read more
Just the word “termites” causes most people to shudder, and it’s no wonder, considering that termites cause billions of dollars in structural damage to properties around America every year. Regardless of where you live, it’s important to know the key facts about termites and understand how to keep them from damaging your home. Read more
Mosquitos are one of the most obnoxious pests in the south, especially Florida, where the warm, humid weather provides perfect breeding grounds for mosquitos. All of the bug spray and special candles in the world won’t keep mosquitos away permanently, so it is a much wiser investment to professionally treat your property with the products that are proven to control and eliminate mosquito populations. With the right pest control services, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful outdoors without being eaten alive by pesky, disease carrying mosquitos. Read more
Though regular black ants are pesky, unwanted house guests, they don’t inspire fear or anxiety in homeowners. Fire ants, on the other hand, have an entirely different connotation. If you live in an area where fire ants are common, it is critical that you utilize regular pest maintenance to protect your home and your family from these angry pests with painful stings. Read more
With all of the time and energy that you devote to your garden, you take great pride in watching it flourish. Of course, this means you aren’t about to allow pesky insects to gnaw away at your hard work. Rather than relying on pesticides laced with toxins and chemicals, you will thank yourself for utilizing these natural pest control methods that will actively support your garden’s health.
Bee stings aren’t exactly fun, but it’s important to remember that bees play an absolutely vital role in our ecosystem. The EPA recently released a policy outlining a plan to protect bees from dangerous pesticides while still keeping humans safe from enduring bees as dangerous pests.
Why Do Bees Matter?
One simple statistic efficiently sums up the reason we owe bees some appreciation: bees pollinate one sixth of the flowering plant species in the world and about 400 agricultural plants. Consider the implications of that fact. Honeybees and other pollinating bees are responsible for helping to produce almost $20 billion worth of crops annually, and they uphold this duty month after month, year after year. Without the pollination that bees achieve, common foods like cantaloupes, pumpkins, blueberries, apples, watermelons, and many more would no longer be able to grow. Of course, we also rely on bees to produce honey and wax. Read more
Ready or not, here they come. After a 60 year hiatus, tropical bed bugs have returned to Florida, and nobody is happy about it. These creatures are similar to the regular bed bug, and experts are working hard to determine exactly why they are back and how they can be controlled.
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Living in Florida, we are lucky enough to enjoy a wide and diverse selection of palm trees for our landscaping uses. From the Phoenix palm and Sylvester palm to the Queen palm and Canary Island Date palm, each tree is unique and distinct in its own way. Of course, such beauty comes at a cost, and palm trees aren’t exactly affordable. If you have palm trees in your yard, it’s wise to invest in a palm tree care and maintenance service to keep your palms healthy and thriving for many years to come. Read more
Even the best built homes are susceptible to pest infestations over the years, and though no homeowner wants to deal with problems like ants, bees, and mosquitos, it’s important to be aware of the pests most likely sneak into your home. Due to the unique climate conditions of the south, Florida homeowners are more likely to find signs of these three unwanted pests. Fortunately, all it takes is one call to a pest control company to have the problem handled. Read more
Your pet is an extension of your family, so you want to keep him just as safe and healthy as yourself and your children. This means extra hydration during the hot summer months, high-quality food to keep him energized, and regular trips to the vet. Something just as important that you may not always consider is using pest control that doesn’t threaten the wellbeing of your pet, either. This is especially important as winter approaches, since so many pests will end up seeking warmth and refuge within the walls of your home. It’s important to keep those creepy crawlies out using only techniques that won’t harm your dog or cat in the process. Read more