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Tag: insects

the action of getting rid of tiny animals that usually have several legs; some insects have wings and some are capable of flight; several kinds of insects can spread infections and diseases and affect crops and animals

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How to Stop the Occasional Creepy Crawly from Getting Into Your Home

You may rarely see bugs, insects, arachnids or other creepy crawlies in your home. You may think to your “hey, I do a pretty good job of keeping my home pest free”. Then one night as you sleep you feel something crawling on you. You jump up, turn on the light and there is a […]

18 Sep
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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Natural pest prevention

Natural Ant Repellent

Ants are a topic we cover often. In Florida, ants are a major pest. They are very aggressive and want what you have, namely: food, water & shelter. August is prime ant season. From August into the fall months, ants are looking to store as much energy as possible for the natural slow down that […]

04 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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Fruit Flies Drain

Fruit Flies in Your Drain?

Fruit flies make their way into your home when you bring fruit into the house. They usually come in from the outdoors when they sense there is fruit in the home. But their eggs have also been known to hitch a ride on fruit too.  That’s why it is important to wash all fruit and […]

14 Jul
2020
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fire ant found in Brveard County Florida

The Two Species of Fire Ant Found in Florida

If you have had a run in with fire ants in your yard or elsewhere in Brevard County, you know that it is not a pleasurable experience at all. Sometimes you don’t even know these things have crawled on you until they start biting. And boy does it hurt. Not only does it hurt while […]

19 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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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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Asian Giant Hornet

“Murder Hornet” Reaches U.S. Soil

The Murder Hornet (aka Asian Giant Hornet) gets its nickname from the fact that it literally kills people. Originating in Japan, the hornet is large and dangerous. It was responsible for 50 deaths in Japan last year alone. The hornet (Vespa mandarinia) has a quarter inch stinger than can be used repeatedly. This is unlike […]

05 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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