Biological Vs. Chemical Pest Control

April 20th, 2021

When pests threaten the safety and comfort of your home, professional pest control becomes an immediate necessity. There are many different forms of pest control, including biological and chemical. Depending on your home structure, family situation, and personal preferences, you may choose one over the other for ongoing pest management. 

What Is Chemical Pest Control?

Chemical pest control uses man-made chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides to eliminate, kill, and prevent pest infestations in and around your home. This is a relatively inexpensive method of pest control that needs to be reapplied seasonally for best results.  Read more

Everything You Need To Know About Cockroaches

April 10th, 2021

Cockroaches are some of the most hated pests by homeowners. Just the word “cockroaches” inspires most people to squirm. Unfortunately, cockroaches aren’t just unappealing; they pose major allergy and asthma risks due to their saliva, droppings, and skin shedding. Here’s what you need to know about cockroaches and the best way to eliminate them from your home permanently. 

What Are Cockroaches?

Cockroaches are resourceful insects that search for warm, dry habitats by sneaking into your home. Light fixtures, picture frames, sewer drains, cabinets, and dark crevices are their favorite places to hide. They contaminate any food that they come in contact with, which makes it all the more pressing to call a pest control company as soon as you spot a cockroach scuttling across the floor.  Read more

Best Treatments in Controlling Lawn Pests

February 20th, 2021

Your lawn defines the curb appeal of your home and plays a major role in the first impression your property creates. You want beautiful, green grass, but bugs and pests often make that difficult to achieve. 

By learning to recognize common Florida bugs and familiarizing yourself with the best treatment options available, you can take back power over your yard and enjoy your view.

The Chinch Bug

Is your grass turning yellow or reddish-brown? If so, it could be under attack by chinch bugs. These incredibly tiny bugs -- they only measure about ⅕” long with black bodies and white wings across their backs -- are difficult to spot, but the damage they cause is obvious.  Read more

Identifying Termites in Florida and How To Prevent Them

February 10th, 2021

Termites are also known as “silent destroyers” and for good reason. They can thrive undetected in your home, consuming wood and other plant materials, for months or years. Since termites don’t cause immediate signs of damage, they can cause extensive damage to home foundations, furniture, shelves, books, and even trees.

This is why it’s so important to identify termites and learn how to prevent them with the help of professional pest control. 

About Termites in Florida

One single colony of termites can hold more than one million termites. These highly destructive insects are capable of causing thousands of dollars in damage to your home or business.  Read more

What Is Zoysia Grass?

January 30th, 2021

The quality of the grass in your yard plays a major role in the curb appeal of your property. Nobody wants a lawn that’s overtaken by weeds or brown spots. Installing the right kind of sod on your lawn can transform the appearance of your property, dramatically improve curb appeal, and give you a sense of pride in your home. 

That’s why Tampa Bay residents love Zoysia grass. This native Asian grass is a warm-season grass. Its growth peaks during the hot summer weather that is so common in Florida. There are many reasons to consider installing Zoysia grass in your own yard. Read more

Your Lawn and Freezing Temperatures

January 15th, 2021

Florida doesn’t experience cold weather very often, so you may not be familiar with the lawn care necessary in the face of freezing temperatures. 

If the low temperatures hitting the Sunshine State have started to impact your St. Augustine lawn,  it’s important to learn how to address. You may have noticed your lawn browning at least a little and reverting into a dormant state. This is all normal for this time of year and to be expected when experiencing the low temperatures we have had recently. Come springtime, your lawn should rebound and begin producing new green growth. But when hard freezes hit, your turfgrass may be injured. If temperatures suddenly fall below 30 degrees Fahrenheit, your lawn may be permanently damaged. The grass may initially appear wilted and then turn to a whitish-grey or brown color. It may mat to the ground and smell putrid.  Read more

Is “Green” Pest Control Really Green?

November 20th, 2020

What does it mean to be green? Kermit would say it is lonely, but we say it is the absolute best approach for anything in your home, from cleaning to pest control. But what does it really mean? Does being green mean that the products are safe for your family? Or does it mean that they are safe for the environment? Or both? It really depends on the individual definition. But for our products, it could be either or both.

Pest control using green organic materials

When a pest control product is green because it is composed of organic matter, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is completely safe for every household. Organic products are green because they break down into harmless compounds through natural decomposition. Some green products, like disathamous earth, are organic but can be dangerous for children and pets when ingested in large amounts. Read more

Types of Year-Round Mosquito Protection and Why You Need Them

November 10th, 2020

Mosquito season really never ends in Florida. Unfortunately, we will deal with some mosquitoes year-round, no matter where you live in the state, but there are some ways that you can reduce mosquitoes in your yard and even your neighborhood. Instead of focusing your efforts only on controlling mosquitoes during outdoor activities and the summer months, you need to take a year-round mosquito reduction and protection program.

Natural mosquito reduction

The first and most important thing you can do to prevent mosquitoes from overrunning your property is through natural reduction. The state of Florida expects all homeowners to do their part to reduce mosquito populations in the neighborhood. Natural mosquito control includes things like: Read more

When Will We Finally Be Free of Mosquitos for the Year?

October 20th, 2020

While most of the country gets to enjoy an abatement from mosquitoes by this time of year, you might still be finding yourself slapping them away while enjoying a social distancing visit at your home in Tampa. When will we finally be rid of them for the year?

Unfortunately, Florida has an extremely long rainy season that usually lasts from about June through October. This rainy season is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes due to the standing water and high temperatures. But even from November to May, it is always over 50 degrees, and there seems to be standing water somewhere attracting them. Read more

No Cat? Here's How You Can Rid Your Home of Rodents

October 10th, 2020

If you’re lucky enough to have a cat, you probably don’t worry much about rodents. But if you are one of the many homeowners who doesn’t have a mouser on staff, you’re going to have to find other ways to rid yourself of rodent infestations. Here are some of the best things that you can do to get rid of mice once and for all.

Determine patterns and make a layout of the house.

This is war, and you need a battle plan. Mice always have patterns that they run in, and once you figure it out you’ll know the best places to put your traps. Drawing out a layout of the house gives you a blank slate to note the patterns that you are tracking. When the time comes to strike, you’ll know when and where. Read more