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Category: Ants

Ants have been a pest problem for many years for people around the world but especially Central Florida.

Pests in Bags

Odd Spots Where Pests Can Hide

The common pest is much smaller than us. They are so small that the human eye doesn’t even pick them up unless you are very close to them (and sometimes not at all). This makes it very hard to spot them as they scurry around in your home. Not to mention the fact that some […]

29 Mar
2021
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Pest Control vs Exterminator

Difference Between Exterminator and Pest Control

The term “exterminator” is one that is widely used and basically means a person or company which specializes in neutralizing pests. You would see the term used a lot more in years past to describe basically any company which handled pest problems. Today, pest control is used to describe a company which will work to […]

23 Mar
2021
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sugar ants and other sugar pests

Why Do Certain Pests Love Sugar?

Of all the different types of food that pests love, sugar may be one of their favorites. But why do they love sugar so much? Sugar is the simplest form of pure energy in food form. Table sugar, or sucrose as it is known in the scientific world, is a simple compound that packs a […]

01 Feb
2021
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Melbourne Florida

Most Common Pests in Melbourne Florida

Melbourne is the largest city in Brevard County. Its area encompasses the areas known as West Melbourne, Melbourne proper and the area known as Eau Gallie, which used to be its on town until it merged with Melbourne in 1969. The city sits right on the Indian River to the east and has many smaller […]

18 Jan
2021
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Natural pest prevention

Natural Ant Repellent

Ants are a topic we cover often. In Florida, ants are a major pest. They are very aggressive and want what you have, namely: food, water & shelter. August is prime ant season. From August into the fall months, ants are looking to store as much energy as possible for the natural slow down that […]

04 Aug
2020
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Ant Scout

How to Handle the Lone Ant Scout

We have all seen the single ant roaming around the counter top. Or one might pop up on your table. You may see one in the bathroom. These single ants are scouts and they are sent from a colony to explore and find a food or water source. The colony is always looking to feed […]

20 Jul
2020
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fire ant found in Brveard County Florida

The Two Species of Fire Ant Found in Florida

If you have had a run in with fire ants in your yard or elsewhere in Brevard County, you know that it is not a pleasurable experience at all. Sometimes you don’t even know these things have crawled on you until they start biting. And boy does it hurt. Not only does it hurt while […]

19 Jun
2020
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termite vs carpenter ants

How You Can Tell the Difference Between Carpenter Ants and Termites

Both carpenter ants and termites are bad news for your home. This is because both insects cause damage to wood structures. Most every home today has wood in its structure. So, obviously you want to keep these two insects as far away from your home as possible. Many times, the layman can confuse a termite […]

18 Mar
2020
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More about ants

Facts About Ants You May Not Know

Since the time you were a tiny child you have probably been aware of ants. These fascinating little creatures crawl anywhere and everywhere, constantly scavenging for food. If you were bitten by one of these insects your fascination probably transformed into disdain. Now as an adult you largely find ants to be a nuisance. They […]

03 Mar
2020
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Ghost ants in Brevard County

Ghost Ants in Florida

Have you heard of ghost ants? No, these are not spirits of deceased ants. This ant gets its nickname from the fact that half of its body is translucent. The ant appears to be an apparition. Its real name is Tapinoma melanocephalum (Fabricus). They are originally from Africa or Asia and are not native to […]

14 Dec
2019
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