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ants are small insects that, when stimulated, may sting humans and animals (sometimes causing an allergic reaction); fire ants can be particularly dangerous; ants are often attracted to human food items (particularly those that are sweet)

Roaches during pandemic

People Staying at Home Attract More Pests

There is a school of though that people being home more now because of the pandemic has made them more aware of their existing pest issue that went unnoticed before. That is definitely happening. But the fact that people are home more means that their activity is also attracting more pests. As restaurants and businesses […]

28 May
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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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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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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Pests that are Invasive Species to Central Florida

We’ve all heard that we are surrounded by “invasive species” before. But, what exactly does “invasive species” actually mean? Basically it means a plant, animal or fungus that has spread to an area by human activity. The implication is that this activity is harmful because the life form is introduced into an environment artificially and […]

26 Apr
2018
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bigheaded ant Florida

Bigheaded Ants in Central Florida

If you have lived in Central Florida for any length of time you have probably encountered the Big Headed Ant. They are an invasive species of ant that has set up shop in our beautiful state. Bigheaded Ants belong to the genus Pheidole. They can range in color from brown to dark red, depending on the species. […]

27 Feb
2018
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Most Common Bugs in Florida Part 2

This is part two in our current blog series “Most Common Pests in Florida”. Many people automatically think of mosquitoes and ants when they think of pests in Florida. But, there are actually species names for the most common and most annoying. So, sit back, refill your iced tea and enjoy the next round of […]

17 Feb
2018
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