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Roaches during pandemic

People Staying at Home Attract More Pests

There is a school of though that people being home more now because of the pandemic has made them more aware of their existing pest issue that went unnoticed before. That is definitely happening. But the fact that people are home more means that their activity is also attracting more pests. As restaurants and businesses […]

28 May
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aphids

Aphids – What Are They? How Do I Stop Them?

If you have not tried to plant or grow flowers, you may not have any experience with aphids. This is a tiny insect that is more or less a parasite that feeds on budding plants. They are called a “sap-sucking insect” and are from the superfamily Aphidoidea. There are many different species of this insect […]

25 May
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Fruit fly

How to Stop Those Annoying Fruit Flies

We have all had them, those annoying tiny flies that show up one day and seem to be everywhere. And they are next to impossible to swat. The dreaded fruit fly has made its way into your home and now you are doing battle with them. I say ‘them’ because by the time you see […]

19 May
2020
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mosquito bites

All About Mosquito Bites

Floridians know a thing or two about mosquito bites. If you have lived here or spent any time here, you have been a victim of the mosquito bite. In Central Florida, mosquitoes are a year-round threat, although we do see much more mosquito activity in the spring, summer and fall than the winter months. We […]

11 May
2020
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Asian Giant Hornet

“Murder Hornet” Reaches U.S. Soil

The Murder Hornet (aka Asian Giant Hornet) gets its nickname from the fact that it literally kills people. Originating in Japan, the hornet is large and dangerous. It was responsible for 50 deaths in Japan last year alone. The hornet (Vespa mandarinia) has a quarter inch stinger than can be used repeatedly. This is unlike […]

05 May
2020
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mothball

Alternatives to Mothballs

You are probably familiar with mothballs, those little white orbs that stink to high heaven. They seem such a part of the culture that you can almost smell a mothball in your mind when someone mentions them. But there has been an effort to get away from using mothballs. If you search for them on […]

01 May
2020
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Pests in garden

Less Roadkill Means More Garden Pests

A side effect of much less automobile traffic is that there have been less animals hit by them on the roads. This number is actually significant enough that homeowners are reporting an uptick in home and garden pests nationwide. The phenomenon is especially being noticed up and down the east coast and even written about […]

27 Apr
2020
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German Roach

American Cockroach vs German Cockroach

I know, an American vs German cockroach sounds like something from a WW2 propaganda campaign. But in reality, these are the two roaches you are most likely to encounter in your home here in Central Florida. In this article we are going to go over the two pests and explain the differences in them. We […]

20 Apr
2020
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Carpenter bee

Carpenter Bees in Florida

Any insect that has the word “carpenter” in the name is not going to be a good thing. Because as the name implies, it will devour or destroy wood. Most every home is at least partially made of wood. Damaged wood can cause a weaker structure of your home and decrease the value and living […]

10 Apr
2020
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gecko bait

Getting Rid of Geckos

The Gecko is a lizard that is found in most warm climates throughout the world. They have been made exceptionally popular by the insurance company Geico. They picked this lizard as their mascot because the words sound so similar. GEICO is actually an acronym for Government Employees Insurance Company. It used to only be available […]

03 Apr
2020
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