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Common Signs of June Bug Infestation and What to Do

August 20th, 2020

It happens at least once every summer. You’re sitting out on your porch enjoying the cool summer night air, when suddenly something small and roundish smacks your face. Were you hit by your neighbor’s Nerf gun? Nope, it’s just a June bug! June bugs are very annoying because they are drawn to the light and warmth of your home. But even though they are harmless to you and your pets, they can be a danger to your lawn, garden, and trees.

Why Do June Bugs Matter?

June bugs live on vegetation, and they can consume very large amounts. They also breed quickly and can overtake your property in no time at all. The longer the June bugs are on your property and the larger their colony is allowed to swell, the more damage your lawn will sustain. It could be potentially devastating and definitely expensive. Read more

How Large Aggressive Mosquitoes May Decrease Local Mosquito Populations (Psorophora ciliata)

August 10th, 2020

Did you know that the most annoying and aggressive mosquitoes in Florida are actually being used to eliminate other mosquito populations? Here’s why this bizarre mosquito control method can actually work and why the method still needs some work.

What Are Psorophora Ciliata Mosquitos?

These mosquitoes are actually among the most aggressive of those species commonly found in Florida. Most homeowners are quick to take action when these mosquitoes arrive on their property. They are actually better known as gallinippers, and the bites from these huge insects are quite painful. Read more

How June Bugs Can Damage Your Well Manicured Lawn

July 20th, 2020

June bugs scare small children, irritate front porch sitters, and generally cause mayhem. Even though these insects are completely harmless to humans and animals, you still need to get rid of them as soon as possible. June bugs can damage your lawn, landscaping features, and gardens in short order.

Adult June Bugs Damage Trees and Grass

Adult June bugs that infest your property can cause a lot of damage to trees and grass, as well as other plants on your property. They can eat at the leaves and bury themselves in the soil. They can cause brown patches of grass in your lawn, and they can damage the bark of trees, making them more susceptible to disease or rot. Read more

Why Routine Maintenance of Pest Control Measures Is Necessary

July 10th, 2020

In the middle of the summer, pest control is a service that you can easily see a need for. With the hot, humid summer months come many different pests that might invade your home or lawn. The most common pests that you see a lot of might include ants, cockroaches, mice, termites, and mosquitoes. 

But there is a big problem with waiting until you see an infestation to treat it. You should actually have year-round maintenance of your pest control measures to ensure that you don’t get an expensive infestation. Here is what you need to know. Read more

Pests That Usually Invade Your Home and When to Take Action

June 20th, 2020

Most people don’t like bugs of any kind, but they cannot be escaped. Some insects are more likely to invade your home than others. Most of these pests are going to be more prevalent in the spring and summer.

Cockroaches

Americans across the country cringe when they see a cockroach. It is the most common and the most dreaded of all household pests. Roaches are nocturnal and prefer dark spaces. By the time you see one roach, you likely have a major infestation. Contact an exterminator right away. Read more

How to Check for Termites

June 10th, 2020

Are you a homeowner suspicious of possible termite activity? Checking for termites is a must a few times per year. You should look for signs of termites every spring, summer, and fall, as different species swarm at different times of the year. Contact a termite professional at least once per year for a termite inspection and use the tips below to monitor your home the rest of the year.

Check windowsills and closed doors for alates

Alates are mature, winged termites seeking to find and build their own nest. It can be difficult to  distinguish these alates from winged ants. Most alates are active in the spring, but some species are prevalent in other seasons. They will be trying to get out of the house, so look along windowsills and closed doors. Read more

Qualities of a Good Pest Control Specialist

May 20th, 2020

Is your home overrun by pests, or are you interested in preventative pest control? Either way, if you want the job done right, you’ll need to hire a reputable and experienced pest control specialist. There are a lot of pest control companies out there, and choosing the right one is important. Here are some things to look for while you’re examining companies.

Local and Online Reputation

If you are getting recommendations from friends, family, or acquaintances, chances are the company is a good one that will give you great service. You can also look at local online listings like Yelp or Angie’s List, where you can read reviews from people in your town with personal experience with the company.

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What You Need to Know About Subterranean Termites

May 10th, 2020

Subterranean termites are quite common in Florida, but they are not a problem for everyone. In fact, as long as the wood part of your home does not go down into the soil, subterranean termites will never be an issue. On the other hand, if your wood siding goes down into the soil, the termites will invade the siding and then your home.

Because subterranean termites are not a problem for everyone, many people don’t know very much about them. This type of termites lives several feet below the surface of the soil. Most of the termites do not even have eyes; or if they do have eyes, they are not well developed. Only the swarmers, subterranean termites that leave the safety of the soil to find a new home, have eyes that are able to see.

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Home and Lawn Flea and Tick Prevention to Protect Your Pets

April 20th, 2020

Spring is here, and that means that the fleas and ticks are starting to come out. It is important to protect your pet from fleas and ticks, as they can cause a host of health problems in your pet if left unchecked. Most people use pet medications and topical treatments to prevent fleas and ticks from harming their pets. 

However, the most effective way to combat fleas and ticks is to treat your home and yard so that your pet doesn’t encounter these pests at all. While you still want to make sure that you are using pet-oriented flea and tick prevention treatments, you should eliminate the possibility of harm and increase the effectiveness of those measures by treating your home and yard.

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When to Start Thinking About Mosquito Prevention

April 10th, 2020

Most people think of mosquitos as coming out in summer, but in reality they come out much sooner in Florida. In fact, you could start seeing mosquitos on occasion as early as February. As the weather warms throughout the spring and into summer, mosquito populations will increase.

Mosquito prevention is very important to the health and safety of you and your family. Mosquitos can carry disease, causing serious lifelong health concerns. There are many different types of mosquito prevention methods and products, and not all of them are effective. We can help you determine the best solutions for you and your household.

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