1 Out of 5 in US Are Allergic to German Cockroaches When it comes to allergies, most people look to pollen, dust and pet dander as the cause. But did you know cockroaches can cause allergies and aggravate asthma? A recent study conducted by the National Prevalence and Exposure Risk for Cockroach Allergen in US [...]
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What do You Know about Fleas? Fleas are insects that, like butterflies and moths, go through 4 stages of life-egg, larva, pupa, adult. Each stage looks totally different from the others. Adult fleas live on your pet. They feed by biting with their tube-like mouths and sucking blood. Spines and claws help them stay on [...]
Florida's #1 Stinging Pests - Wasps Stinging Pests can ruin your patio party quickly. First, you hear a buzzing noise. Then, you swat at the buzzing, flying noise, and soon, you and your guests are running for cover indoors. The sad news is your outdoor party is over. Wasps are the most feared of all [...]
Don’t Put Out the Welcome Mat for Termites Termites live in the soil and are attracted to wood and moisture. They travel underground, through wood, and in darkness. You can help us protect your home from termite attach by taking certain steps so that your treatment lasts as long as possible. Fix leaky faucets, water [...]
Doing Your Part – Help us Get Rid of fleas in Your Home Point out trouble spots. Where have you seen fleas or been bitten? Where do your pets sleep and play, inside and out? Have you seen a neighbor’s pet or wild animals such as opossums around your yard? Vacuum and tidy up. Before [...]
How to Avoid Attracting Pests When Using Mulch Around a Building Bark mulches, leaf litter, and similar organic materials around the foundation of a building can lead to pest problems. Mulch traps moisture which attracts insects and other pests, including termites. And not only can termites feed on many kinds of mulch, but mulch built [...]
Mosquitoes...Know Your Enemy! Do you get mosquito bites around your home? You could be breeding them in your own backyard. Mosquitoes need water to breed. They especially like still and stagnant water in containers like old buckets and cans, even tires and boats. The female mosquito (the one that bites!) lays her eggs in the [...]
Sanitation of Palm Tree Pruning Tools Palm tree diseases are often transmitted from palm to palm via leaf pruning tools. Equipment used to remove leaves from an infected palm (chainsaw, lopper, pruning shear, handsaw, etc.) will have fungal infested leaf material (wood dust, plant sap) on the blades. If the equipment is not cleaned and [...]
How To Help Ant Baits Work Don’t squash any of the foraging ants or block their path to and from the bait. Remember, you want them to carry the ant baits back to the colony. Don’t use any ant sprays or other pesticides around the baited area. Ants will avoid surfaces where chemicals have been [...]
Commercial Pest Control Pests can affect businesses in a number of ways. One is simple destruction: termites can destroy your buildings, rats gnawing can damage structure and cause fires by gnawing electrical cords, and rodents can damage and destroy inventory both on shelves and in storage. The presence of pests can lead to regulatory action, [...]