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Tag: pests

insects that feed on humans (i.e. blood), animals, plants, etc.

Pests in Bags

Odd Spots Where Pests Can Hide

The common pest is much smaller than us. They are so small that the human eye doesn’t even pick them up unless you are very close to them (and sometimes not at all). This makes it very hard to spot them as they scurry around in your home. Not to mention the fact that some […]

29 Mar
2021
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sugar ants and other sugar pests

Why Do Certain Pests Love Sugar?

Of all the different types of food that pests love, sugar may be one of their favorites. But why do they love sugar so much? Sugar is the simplest form of pure energy in food form. Table sugar, or sucrose as it is known in the scientific world, is a simple compound that packs a […]

01 Feb
2021
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FL hawk and how to repel them

Preventing Hawks from Entering Your Yard

Hawks are not typically considered a traditional pest. But people with small dogs and other small pets definitely should consider them so. A hawk or other bird of prey can swoop into your yard and nab a small dog in just a few seconds. People who lose small dogs often think it ran away but […]

28 Dec
2020
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Flea bites - dangerous

Fleas and the Havoc They Wreak

We have all had experience with fleas at some point in our lives. Even if you have never had them in your own home, you have been to a friend’s or relative’s home where they had fleas. This is because this pest is so resilient and invasive. Fleas hitch rides on pets and can even […]

15 Dec
2020
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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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Laptop Keyboard Bugs

What Are These Bugs on My LapTop?

Do you notice that you have tiny fast moving bugs on your laptop when you are trying to work? You probably just disregard the bug as a stray ant or something. But then you realize that this is a reoccurring theme. The bugs seem to be there more and more. Bad New: You have computer […]

13 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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