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The most south eastern state in the United States. Home to millions of people and thousand of miles of coastline and beaches.

head live prevention

How to Prevent Head Lice

You probably remember when you were a kid in school how they would get the class to line up and check each student’s hair for head lice. They still do that today. There is always a lice outbreak going on somewhere in the state of Florida. Brevard County has its fair share of lice problems […]

15 Jan
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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roaches in Brevard County Florida

You May Have Roaches and Not Know It

Roaches lurk in dark hiding spaces and wait until human activity is at a lull before they come out to feed. That is why the famous cliche scene on TV exists where the lady comes out for a midnight snack, flips on the lights and starts screaming when she sees a huge cockroach. Even if […]

05 Aug
2019
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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
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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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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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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the love bug phenomenon

The Love Bug Invasion – Is it Over?

If you live in Central Florida you were definitely affected by “love bugs” this past week. This little black bug (and their attached mate) swarm the area this time every year for about a week and cover everything with their presence. I noticed that this year was especially bad for my house as they seemed […]

10 May
2019
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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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centipedes in Central FL

What Attracts Centipedes and Millipedes?

When discussing what insects creep people out, the usual examples come up right away. People will talk about spiders, scorpions, stink bugs or anything with a stinger. Another insect that is brought up often is the centipede (and/or its cousin the millipede). People seem to be creeped out by all the moving legs. There is […]

05 Nov
2018
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