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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.

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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green grass after pest treatment

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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mosquito larvae

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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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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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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Hurricane Florence - Image from USAtoday.com

Pest Activity Post Hurricane

Even though it has officially been hurricane season for a full three months, we are just now starting to see major action in the Atlantic hurricane corridor. As I write this article, Hurricane Florence is bearing down on the United States. Early storm models show that it will most certainly hit the Carolina region of […]

10 Sep
2018
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history of mosquitoes

A History of Mosquitoes vs Humans

Here in Florida, we have a long and terrible relationship with mosquitoes. With some pests, we can say that they may have some redeeming qualities like they eat other pests or that they are food for animals we enjoy, such as birds. But, mosquitoes have no such redeeming quality. They simply exist to feed off […]

13 Aug
2018
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