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an insect that feeds on a humans (i.e. blood), animals, plants, etc.

Mouse Infestation in Home

Why It is Important to Take Care of a Mouse Problem Right Away

When many people hear the term “house mouse” they may think of some cute little rodent depicted on a Christmas greeting card. The mouse is just raising its little family alongside of yours and everyone lives happily ever after. However, anyone who has ever had a mouse infestation can tell you its nothing like that. […]

02 Sep
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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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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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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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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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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