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Category: Insect

Little creature that usually has an exoskeleton and can make basically anywhere it’s home. Treating your property for insects is good for comfort of living as well as future property value.

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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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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How to Keep Mosquitoes from Breeding in Your Bird Bath

Florida is home to many beautiful species of birds. There are hundreds of different types of birds found in Florida. Many of them can be found around your yard. Bird lovers like to put bird feeders and bird baths in their yard to help the animal and to enjoy the company of it at the […]

06 May
2019
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What Exactly are Fruit Flies and How Do I Get Rid of Them?

If you have seen gnats flying around your house there is a good chance those gnats are actually fruit flies, and boy are they annoying. The pest usually enters the home on ripened fruit that you bring home. This is because there are tiny eggs that were laid on the fruit. They hatched after you […]

22 Apr
2019
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petunias repel pests

7 Plants that Can Help Repel Pests

You are probably aware of at least one plant (or natural oil from a plant) that humans have been using for many years to repel a particular pest. In this article we will list the top plants that you can add to your yard or garden that are well-known to do so. Marigolds – Calendula, […]

28 Mar
2019
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Despite Your Best Efforts Your Lawn Has Dead Patches

We have run into this question many times: “I fertilize, weed, water and cut my grass regularly, so why do I have dead patches in it?”. Most probably it is because of insect activity below the surface. These bugs can really prevent you from having the beautiful lawn that you want. Lawn Pests can also […]

07 Mar
2019
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new tick in USA

New Species of Tick Spreading Through United States

Once thought of as a mild annoyance, the tick has shown itself to be very dangerous to humans and animals in recent decades. A tick “borrowing” some of your blood to live on is the least of your concerns when it comes to these parasites. They carry diseases that can drastically change the life of […]

11 Feb
2019
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powder post beetle melbourne fl

Have You Heard of Powder Post Beetles?

The beetle has a strange name, that is for sure. When we bring up powder post beetles, 9/10 people shrug their eyebrows because they have no idea what we are talking about. In this article, I will go over what a powder post beetle is and how it may affect you. This beetle is a […]

19 Dec
2018
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Where Do Mosquitoes Go When It Gets Cold?

Here in Central Florida we deal with mosquitoes most of the year. But in those few months where it cools off, there are no mosquitoes to be found. Florida mosquitoes go into hibernation just like the mosquitoes up north do. When the temperature dips below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, the mosquitoes go into “diapause“, basically a […]

11 Dec
2018
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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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