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Four Interesting Facts About Mosquitoes You May Not Know

The mosquito is a very common pest throughout the world. If you go almost anywhere on this planet, you will run into this pest. Most people know some information about mosquitoes. In this article we will point out four facts about the mosquito which are not commonly known. Mosquitoes do not like wind. The mosquito […]

15 Jul
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4th of July safety tips

4th of July Tips from Sunstate Pest

We have been serving the Brevard community for just about 40 years. We have seen a lot of things in that time. Fireworks have always been a part of our celebrations. They are a great way to really get the most out of a celebration. Unfortunately, we have seen reports every year of people who […]

02 Jul
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Tiny Black Ants that Move Very Fast

If you are reading this, you probably searched the exact keywords used in the article title. Tiny fast black ants, one day they just show up like uninvited in-laws. They start with one or two little strays that you can easily sweep up and get rid of, but then they just keep coming. These tiny […]

24 Jun
2019
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Why Honey Bees are Important

People seem to remember a time when any flying insect with a capacity to sting was regarded as an unwanted pest. But since those days, we as a species have become more aware of the importance of the honey bee as a pollinator and the disappearing population of honey bees. Up to 90% of the […]

18 Jun
2019
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pavement ants

Can Pavement Ants Cause Structural Damage?

If you live in Central Florida, you probably appreciate the warm winter months that top out at 75 degrees while the rest of the country is going through blizzard like conditions. But, living in a state that is warm all year long is attractive to all life forms, not just humans. For this reason, Floridian’s […]

13 Jun
2019
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lady bug vs ladybeetle

Lady Beetle vs Ladybugs – What is the Difference?

The lady bug is the nice little red bug that is good for your yard and garden. It often eats tiny pests that can destroy your plants or grass. It is beneficial and humans have taken a liking to this bug. Then there is the lady beetle. This beetle looks a lot like the ladybug. […]

10 Jun
2019
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What Bit Me? – Identifying Bug Bites

Almost anywhere you go on Earth you will have to deal with bugs. And a portion of these bugs are biters. Most of them don’t bite for the thrill of it. They felt threatened in some way and reacted in self-defense. Conversely, some bugs may bite you because they want to feast on your blood. […]

04 Jun
2019
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Hurricane Season Predictions 2019

The start of the 2019 Hurricane season is just a few days away. Hurricanes are a yearly threat to Floridians as we are directly in the path of “Hurricane Alley”. This area is named this because of the disproportionately large amount of hurricanes that occur there, more so than any other part of the world. […]

28 May
2019
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Lemon Eucalyptus Oil as Effective as DEET

The CDC states that lemon eucalyptus oil is “comparable to DEET in effectiveness”. After all, no one wants to spray chemicals on their body. But, when you have mosquitoes dive-bombing you every three seconds, you do what you have to do. But, if this natural repellent can work just as well, it is a no-brainer. There can […]

23 May
2019
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west nile virus map

Risk of West Nile Virus in Florida

What is West Nile Virus? It is a single-stranded RNA virus that causes the host to run a fever and have other flu-like symptoms. It is a member of the Flaviviridae family of viruses which contain yellow, dengue and Zika.  Other symptoms may include rash, swollen lymph nodes, tremors and even paralysis. The worst cases […]

21 May
2019
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