Green Pest Control in Florida

When you hire a GreenPro provider we want to ensure that you receive the best service and have the highest level of confidence that all individuals sent to your home or business have met stringent criteria that go far beyond state and federal requirements. To guarantee this level of quality, GreenPro requires member companies to meet high standards that include:

  • Perform criminal background checks on all employees.
  • Comply with the toughest green standards.
  • Employ highly trained, credentialed employees.
  • Offer a clear, easy-to-understand warranty and termite service agreement.
  • Maintain an up-to-date insurance policy.
  • Advertise truthfully and ethically.
  • Check employee references and driving history.
  • Maintain a drug-free workplace.
  • Require a professional dress code and service vehicle maintenance and appearance policy.

In addition, when providing a green pest management service, your GreenPro certified technician will develop a plan to precisely manage pests in your home and business in accordance with our rigorous third-party standards. GreenPro companies will:

  • Provide green pest management training and testing for all sales persons and technicians selling or providing green services.
  • Designate a manager that must attend a comprehensive green training program and whom is responsible for ensuring that the company is complying with GreenPro standards.
  • Create a unique partnership with you to determine the best and most responsible way to solve your pest problems.
  • Inspect and monitor the structure being serviced.
  • Eliminate sources of food, water and shelter that pests need to survive.
  • Follow guidelines to treat in and around your structure using the least invasive measures to manage your problem, while minimizing or eliminating the need to use pesticides.
  • Only make traditional pesticide applications after discussing the options with you and getting your consent.
  • Document all actions taken to accurately identify solutions that work for you.
  • To ensure GreenPro companies are complying with program standards, member companies are audited by independent auditors.

Pest Control Recommendations

For Pest Control Service Outside Our Service Area:

We recommend:

In Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, and Tennessee For Pest Control, Termite Control, Bed Bugs, and Wildlife Removal.

Bug Busters

www.bugbustersusa.com

 

In Washington State, Oregon, Idaho, Utah and Nevada For Pest Control, Termite Control, Bed Bugs, Wildlife Removal and Lawn Maintenance.

Senske Pest Control

www.senske.com

 

 

In Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana For Pest Control, Bed Bugs, Wildlife Removal and Mosquito Services

Eradico Services

www.eradicoservices.com

 

 

In Louisiana For Pest Control, Termite Control, Bed Bugs, and Wildlife Removal.

J&J Exterminating

www.jjext.com

 

In Philadelphia for Pest Control, Termite Control, Bed Bugs and Lawn Maintenance.

Green Pest Solutions

www.greenpestsolutions.com

 

 

In Chicago, and Kansas City For Pest Control, Termite Control, Bed Bugs, and Wildlife Removal.

Smithereen Pest Management

www.smithereen.com

 

 

In Wisconsin for Pest Control, Bed Bugs, and Wildlife Removal.

Batzner Services

www.batzner.com

 

In Tucson, Arizona for Pest Control, Termite Control, Bed Bugs and Wildlife Removal.

Arizona Pest Control

www.azpest.com

 

In Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire for Pest Control, Termite Control, Bed Bugs, and Wildlife Removal.

Modern Pest Services

www.modernpest.com

 

 

In St. Louis Missouri for Pest Control, Termite Control, Bed Bugs, and Wildlife Removal.

Blue Chip Pest Services

www.bluechipexterminating.com

 

 

In New York City and New Jersey for Pest Control, Termite Control, Bed Bugs and Wildlife Removal.

Horizon Pest Control

www.horizonpestcontrol.com

For any other areas not listed above feel free to give our office a call

Hulett Environmental reminds people to take extra precautions to guard against stinging insects

Hulett Environmental reminds people to take extra precautions to guard against stinging insects

The late summer and early fall are popular times for people to flock outdoors to enjoy the summer sun. Unfortunately, it is also the most active and aggressive season for stinging insects including wasps and yellow jackets, warns Hulett Environmental Services a pest management company servicing Florida.

“Whether completing home maintenance projects or attending a holiday cookout, anyone spending time outside during the warmer months is likely to encounter stinging insects,” said Greg Rice, Marketing for Hulett Environmental Services “These pests are known to dole out painful stings, which can be life-threatening to people who have an allergic reaction.”

In fact, the National Pest Management Association, a nonprofit organization committed to the protection of public health, food and property from household pests, reports that stinging insects send more than half a million people to the emergency room every year.

“It is important that people don’t provoke stinging insects by swatting at them. Instead, they can take a few extra precautions to prevent an unwanted encounter with these pests,” added Rice. Experts at the NPMA and Hulett offer the following tips to avoid being stung:

  • Ensure all doors and windows in your home have screens that are in good condition.
  • When dining outside, keep food covered until ready to eat.
  • Remove garbage frequently and keep trashcans covered.
  • Wear shoes, especially in grassy areas.
  • Overseed grassy areas to get better coverage, as this will deter ground-nesting insects.
  • Paint/stain untreated wood.
  • Avoid wearing sweet-smelling perfumes.
  • Do not swat at a stinging insect as it increases the likelihood of an aggressive reaction.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if stung, as reactions can be severe.
  • Do not attempt to remove a hive or nest on your own.

For more information on stinging insects, visit www.bugs.com

Hulett Environmental Offers Advice on How to Keep Uninvited Insects Out of Your Backyard

Summer Barbeques Attract Unwelcome Pests

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Hulett Environmental Offers Advice on How to Keep Uninvited Insects Out of Your Backyard

According to research conducted by the National Pest Management Association in 2005, 67% of homeowners are most concerned about pests during the summer. Barbeque season begins when the temperature heats up, the same time that insects become the most active.  These prevalent summer pests can cause painful stings and carry diseases, as well as becoming a nuisance for you and your guests.

If ants, mosquitoes and wasps aren’t on the guest list for your barbeque this summer, the National Pest Management Association recommends taking these precautions to discourage those unwanted pests from attending:

  • Ants are attracted to typical barbeque fare.  Plan to serve food and beverages indoors, and reserve outdoor space for eating and entertaining.  Keep food sealed in containers whenever possible, and wipe tabletops frequently. Bring utensils and dishware indoors shortly after the meal.  Rinse all beverage bottles and cans, and dispose of them in tightly closed garbage containers.
  • Mosquitoes feed on blood, causing painful bite marks and carrying diseases such as Malaria, Yellow Fever, and Encephalitis.  Remove or drain any sources of standing water in your yard that could be a breeding ground for mosquitoes, including birdbaths, wading pools, or garden ponds.  When outside, wear insect repellent on exposed skin to prevent mosquito bites.
  • Wasp stings can be painful and even send guests with allergies to the emergency room.  Avoid decorating with fragrant candles or planting fragrant flowers that may attract wasps.
  • Ensure all doors and windows in your home have mesh screens that are in good condition, and keep doors closed when possible so pests cannot enter your home.
  • If you’re still concerned about an abundance of pests in your yard, contact Hulett Environmental to help control the problem.  A pest professional can identify, treat and remove pest-breeding grounds, allowing your guests to enjoy their hamburgers and hot dogs in comfort.

For more information on summer pests, visit www.pestworld.org and  www.bugs.com

Hulet Environmental Gives Tips to Avoid Flea Infestations

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and Hulett warns that flea populations are on the rise, especially during warmer months.

“Fleas are parasites that feast on any warm-blooded body, including humans,” said Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for NPMA. “Fleas and flea-infested animals were the cause of the Bubonic Plague, which wiped out much of Europe during the Middle Ages.” While the plague is an extremely rare disease today, fleas also transmit a bacterial disease, murine typhus, to humans through infected rats. Most commonly, homeowners with flea infestations will find themselves with itchy, painful red bumps resulting from fleabites.

“If a person has a flea infestation, it is time to call a professional pest control company to treat the problem quickly and effectively. If someone has a severe reaction to flea bites, they should take precaution and seek immediate medical attention,” said Henriksen.

Hulett Envionmntal offers these tips to help avoid flea infestations:

  • Clean and vacuum frequently to help remove flea populations already in existence and discourage egg laying
  • Keep your lawn groomed. Untended lawns provide hiding spots and food sources for rodents and other animals that may harbor fleas.
  • Fleas hitch rides with mammals on the move, including rodents. If you have a rodent problem in your home or on your property, fleas may be soon to follow. Call a pest professional to rid your home of both.
  • If you have pets, keep them leashed when outside. Visit a veterinarian annually, bathe and groom your pets regularly, and use flea treatments according to direction.

For more information, visit www.pestworld.org and www.bugs.com

Prevent fleas and ticks!

Hulett Environmental and The National Pest Management Association, a nonprofit organization committed to the protection of public health, food and property from household pests, offers these tips to help prevent fleas and ticks:

  • Check pets frequently for fleas and flea dirt. Be aware of excessive scratching, licking and nibbling grooming behavior in pets Avoid walking in tall grass where there is a greater chance of encountering fleas and ticks
  • Avoid tick habitats such as low-growing brushy vegetation along the edge of the woods or a trail
  • Bathe pets after walks or playtime with other animals
  • Wash pet bedding, collars and plush toys frequently
  • Wash bed linens and vacuum carpets, floors and furniture frequently
  • Empty vacuum bags in an outside receptacle
  • Speak to a veterinarian about flea and tick prevention treatments
  • If you suspect an infestation, contact a licensed pest professional immediately to treat the problem.

Mutant mosquito experiment in Florida Keys

An employee looks at a giant representation of a mosquito at the Darwin Centre, at The Natural History Museum on September 8, 2009 in London, England.
An employee looks at a giant representation of a mosquito at the Darwin Centre, at The Natural History Museum on September 8, 2009 in London, England.

Mutant mosquito introduction plans for the Florida Keys to combat Dengue Fever is sparking stinging reactions among residents. Already plagued by mosquitoes, the release of genetically-modified insects may cause unintended results in the sun-soaked region.

Monday, WebProNews reported on a UK-based company’s intentions to release a species of mosquito that could possibly shorten the lifespan of newly-hatched insects. In doing so, it will lessen the population.In turn, the number of Dengue fever cases is also decreased. That’s the theory.

However, some residents in the Florida Keys are not convinced, and are quite spooked by the novel idea of introducing a laboratory-created species into the environment.

A mutant mosquito idea, while interesting, has attracted a Change.org petition to stop the plans altogether. So far, the “Say no to genetically modified mosquitoes release in the Florida Keys” petition has about 103,000 signatures (current as of 10:51 a.m. EDT).

“We need more data. If something goes wrong the consequences could be catastrophic not only for humans but also the whole ecosystem, and I don’t want my family being used as laboratory rats for this,” said Mila de Mier, the author of the petition against mutant mosquitoes.

Similar efforts are underway in Malaysia, where Dengue fever has claimed scores of lives in the past decade. Just last year, the government released 6,000 genetically modified mosquitoes into the forests to curb the disease.

Dengue fever is a growing crisis and is responsible for over 100 million diagnosed cases. It presents with similar symptoms of the flu. However, sources say warm climates like the Florida Keys are prime territory for the disease-carrying insects to set up shop.

The mutant mosquito introduction may have the lives of residents at heart. However, the thought of genetically-modified creatures flying around is still unsettling.

Via: Examiner