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Category: Ants

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

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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sugar ants Melbourne Florida

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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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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fleas bite and feed on blood

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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pest prevention tips 2019

Spring Pest Tips for 2019

Spring is upon us. You will notice the bees on flowers and those annoying love-bugs doing their thing too. The days get a little longer, the sun gets a little warmer. This time of year activates the gene in all types of creatures. They start to search for food, mate and expand their territory. This […]

04 Mar
2019
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ant problems Florida

Ant Problem May Be Much Deeper Than You Think

If you have ever dealt with ants you know that the mound on the top of the ground is just the very tip of the iceberg, so to speak. The majority of the ant colony lives under ground for protection and to stay warm. But, some ant nests are truly enormous and may be more […]

06 Dec
2018
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roaches leave behind evidence

Signs that it May be Time to Hire Professional Pest Control

As a home owner or renter, one thing you encounter from time to time is pest invasion. Bugs are trying to gain access to your home for food and shelter. A lot of the time, a resident can stem the pest invasion with some pest repellent, bait, or spray. But once the home gets a […]

26 Nov
2018
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types of ants

What Attracts Ants Into Your Home?

Often we will go on a service call about ants and the customer appears to be dumbfounded. They put out some ant bait and the ants walk right by it. They ask if the bait is defective. Usually it turns out that they used the wrong kind of trap for the type of infestation they […]

17 Sep
2018
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