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cold-blooded animals like snakes and alligators

Cold weather brings bugs indoors

Cold Snap Will Cause Bugs and Critters to Seek Warmth in Your Home

In case you haven’t heard I am here to tell you that there is a cold spell coming. Tonight, as you sleep, temperatures will begin to drop moreso than usual. At 7 am it will be 46 degrees in the Brevard County area. The high temperature on Tuesday will be 57 degrees. All living creatures […]

30 Nov
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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Green Iguana problem

It’s Raining Iguanas

Well, not in Brevard County anyway. But south of here a few hours where Iguanas have become a permanent resident, they are literally falling from the trees. The recent cold front had temperatures in Central and South Florida dipping into the low 40’s to high 30’s. Although unusual for South Florida, the temperature dip is […]

22 Jan
2020
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snake in home

You Find a Snake in Your Home – What Should You Do?

Snakes freak most people out. And even the people they don’t freak out would be alarmed if they opened the closet door and a snake slithered out. So, what should you do if you find a snake inside your house? We have compiled a short list of steps your should take. Try Not to Freak […]

29 Jan
2019
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lizards in Brevard County FL

Lizards and Frogs In and Around Your Home

In Central Florida, we are very familiar with reptiles and amphibians. You don’t have to travel far from your front door to find them before you will run into one or the other. In fact, many people don’t have to leave their house at all. Frogs and especially lizards have a tendency to find their […]

02 Oct
2018
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Snakes in Florida Part 2

If you live in Florida and like snakes, congratulations, because Florida is one of the best U.S. states to find snakes. The warm climate and wide open expanses of marshland cause snakes to thrive here. Also, their food supply, which usually consists of smaller creatures, is in great supply as well. If you do not […]

25 Jun
2018
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tegu lizard photo courtesy Florida Today

Tegu Lizards in Brevard County

The Tegu lizard is a large reptile that can grow to be 3-4 long. It’s native land is Argentina, South America. They have been spotted in South Florida for years but apparently have made their way up the state and are now being spotted in small numbers in Brevard County. Lats year there was big […]

14 Jun
2018
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snake black racer

Snakes in Florida (with Pictures)

The other day I went for a nature hike through some wooded trails. I encountered no less than three snakes in this 60 minute trek. Each one of them scattered when they realized I was walking down the path. People tend to think of snakes as an aggressive creature that is dangerous, and in some […]

06 Jun
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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Call Pest Control for Your Snake Woes

While some people don’t mind snakes, there is a large majority that harbor the same feelings toward them as Indiana Jones, and would rather not have them around.  There are 45 species of snakes in Florida, six of them venomous.  Many of these snakes reside in Melbourne and the surrounding areas of Cocoa and Cocoa […]

27 Sep
2016
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