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

tegu lizard

Tegu Lizard Invades Southeast United States

Most Central and Southern Florida residents are aware of the iguana situation which has cropped up in the last couple decades. The pest didn’t exist freely in nature when I lived in Broward and Dade county as a kid in the 1980’s and early 1990’s. But an overturned pet transport trucks and irresponsible iguana owners […]

19 Nov
2020
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Pests for Garage

Pests and Wildlife that End Up in Your Garage

“Garages or carports are common for households living in single-detached units–just over three in four of these homes (76 percent).”. This information is provided by census.gov. Your garage or covered space is an attractive place for animals looking to come in from the rain, so to speak. They see this big open space which provides […]

09 Nov
2020
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skunk smell

How to Get Rid of Skunk Stench

The skunk is an animal that protects itself with a very strong spray which emanates from glands found on its rear end. We have all smelled the skunk smell on the highway or when walking your pet. Because the chemical it releases is so strong, the smell lasts for hours or even days. A direct […]

28 Oct
2020
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Roaches and Water

Just a Little Water Can Invite Roaches

Cockroaches are nature’s most persistent scavenger insect. In fact, the cockroach has been on Earth a staggering 300 million years. They live everywhere on Earth except Antarctica. There are over 4600 species of this insect. So, what makes them so plentiful? The cockroach is built like a machine. It’s dome-like exoskeleton makes it extremely tough […]

21 Oct
2020
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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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Common house spider

Why Are There Spiders In My Home? – Common House Spiders

It seems like no matter how well you run your household, you always end up seeing a spider in the corner somewhere. Does this sound about right? You are not alone. The fact is that spiders can get through the tiniest cracks in the walls and doorways. They will actually slide into the tiny crevice […]

05 Oct
2020
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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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