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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.

Drain Fly

What Are Drain Flies and How Do I Get Rid of Them?

Drain flies are these tiny, relatively slow moving flies that can become quite the nuisance. They are slow enough to be killed easily with a hand or a flyswatter. Killing them is not the problem. The problem is that they seem to regenerate like a bad guy in your favorite 80’s Nintendo game. They reproduce […]

16 Oct
2020
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mosquito control plans

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Will Be Released in Florida

Humans have been genetically modifying organisms for decades. In the 90’s it started with fruit and vegetables. In the 2000’s scientists began editing genes in non-plant life. Here we are in the year 2020 and there are plans to release 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild. It definitely sounds like the plot of […]

21 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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Cicada killer wasp

Cicada Killer – A Large Wasp in Florida

There may have been times where you notice a large scary looking wasp and thought “what is that giant thing?”. Your next thoughts were probably something like “I’d really hate to get stung by it.” One of the several types of wasps you can find in central Florida is called a “Cicada Hawk” or “Cicada […]

25 Jun
2020
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aphids

Aphids – What Are They? How Do I Stop Them?

If you have not tried to plant or grow flowers, you may not have any experience with aphids. This is a tiny insect that is more or less a parasite that feeds on budding plants. They are called a “sap-sucking insect” and are from the superfamily Aphidoidea. There are many different species of this insect […]

25 May
2020
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Fruit fly

How to Stop Those Annoying Fruit Flies

We have all had them, those annoying tiny flies that show up one day and seem to be everywhere. And they are next to impossible to swat. The dreaded fruit fly has made its way into your home and now you are doing battle with them. I say ‘them’ because by the time you see […]

19 May
2020
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mosquito bites

All About Mosquito Bites

Floridians know a thing or two about mosquito bites. If you have lived here or spent any time here, you have been a victim of the mosquito bite. In Central Florida, mosquitoes are a year-round threat, although we do see much more mosquito activity in the spring, summer and fall than the winter months. We […]

11 May
2020
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mothball

Alternatives to Mothballs

You are probably familiar with mothballs, those little white orbs that stink to high heaven. They seem such a part of the culture that you can almost smell a mothball in your mind when someone mentions them. But there has been an effort to get away from using mothballs. If you search for them on […]

01 May
2020
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Pests in garden

Less Roadkill Means More Garden Pests

A side effect of much less automobile traffic is that there have been less animals hit by them on the roads. This number is actually significant enough that homeowners are reporting an uptick in home and garden pests nationwide. The phenomenon is especially being noticed up and down the east coast and even written about […]

27 Apr
2020
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German Roach

American Cockroach vs German Cockroach

I know, an American vs German cockroach sounds like something from a WW2 propaganda campaign. But in reality, these are the two roaches you are most likely to encounter in your home here in Central Florida. In this article we are going to go over the two pests and explain the differences in them. We […]

20 Apr
2020
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