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Month: March 2015

Update on the Otters

In February, it hit the news.   Three otter pups were found abandoned, starving and in need of help in Clearwater.   Two were found in a parking lot for an apartment and were unresponsive at first.  They were named Audi and Bentley.  The third, dubbed Camino was found under a bridge and was shivering from cold. […]

30 Mar
2015
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Praying Mantis

Several years ago, Florida Marlins’ outfielder Logan Morrison was attacked by a praying mantis.  His reaction was priceless.  He jumped backwards, rubbed up against others and wiggled around until it flew off.  The announcers, his teammates and the fans all had a few good laughs at his expense.  Yet his reaction was probably more subdued […]

27 Mar
2015
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Could Spiders be Helpful?

Among those that HATE spiders, the joke goes like this: Q:  What should you do if you see a spider in your house? A:  Burn down the house! Now we certainly don’t recommend this approach.  And if you see a spider in your house and don’t wish to deal with it, simply call us and […]

23 Mar
2015
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How Tortoises Affected the Air Show!

Preparation for the Melbourne Air Show is in full swing.  The pilots are ready.  The performers are ready.  The food vendors are ready.  The volunteers are ready.  But we seem to have hit a snag with the parking.  And the problem?  The Gopher Tortoise. A 14 acre parking lot that can hold approximately 8,000 is […]

20 Mar
2015
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Welcoming new babies to the zoo!

The Brevard County Zoo recently announced some new additions:  two brand new jaguar cubs!  Although zoo officials cannot yet determine the gender of either cub, they say that so far, these cubs appear to be healthy and the mom seems to be taking very good care of them. The fourth litter born to 11-year old […]

17 Mar
2015
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Does Florida have Zombie Ants?

No – this is not a new Halloween story.  However, it is a story about the living dead.  Well – in a way.  It’s a story about ants that are turned into zombies before dying a horrible death away from the colony.  Yes – these zombie ants do exist and they are in Florida. What […]

16 Mar
2015
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Would you benefit from a pest inspection?

As winter turns to spring, our thoughts often turn to sun, sand and the outdoors.  Even though spring is a joyous time, it’s also a time when the damage that pests do can quickly develop into a huge headache costing lots of money if you don’t catch it early enough.  Springtime is a time when […]

13 Mar
2015
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Rabbits in the yard!

Rabbits may be cute and fuzzy and certainly – they evoke warm feelings of family, chocolate and Easter.  But when they get into a nice beautiful backyard, they can be a huge nuisance.  And with spring coming, rabbits are beginning to breed and reproduce, which means they may well venture into your backyard and start […]

11 Mar
2015
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The Honeybee

Most people like the taste of honey.  That sweet gooey substance that is good in teas or on toast.  Honey is made by the honeybee. Although many people have a good healthy fear of any bee due to the sting, honeybees are important to the Florida agricultural industry.  Even if you do not eat honey, […]

09 Mar
2015
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Burmese Pythons

History Burmese pythons are not native to Florida. In fact, they’re not native to the United States at all.  Burmese pythons, as the name suggests, are from Southeast Asia (which includes Burma).  They were first noticed in the Everglades in the 1980’s. It is thought that these animals were introduced into the wilds of Florida […]

02 Mar
2015
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