33 new species of Ant Discover on floor of Central America

33 new species of Ant Discover on floor of Central America

According toa biologist, The tiny ants resemble “mini-monsters” who can camouflage in clay to capture their prey. The biologist also said, “The ants’ unusual jaws that move sideways instead of up and down.” You can read about the new species and see more images here: 33 New Ant Species Identified, Predatory Insects Considered ‘Stuff Of Nightmares’ [PHOTOS]

Tips To Pest Proof Your Home This Summer

QUALITYPROpestcontrol Tips to Pest Proof Your Home This Summer:

  1. Seal up any cracks and holes on the outside of your home including areas where utilities and pipes enter your home. Frequent vacuuming can help to eliminate tiny pests that other pests feed on.
  2. Make sure vents are screened and gaps around windows and doors are sealed.
  3. Keep tree branches and shrubbery well trimmed and away from the house.
  4. Inspect boxes, grocery bags and other packaging thoroughly to curb hitchhiking insects.
  5. Keep basements, attics, and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
  6. Store garbage in sealed containers and dispose of it regularly.
  7. Store fire wood at least 20 feet away from the house and five inches off of the ground.
  8. Repair fascia and soffits and rotted roof shingles; some insects are drawn to deteriorating wood.
  9. Replace weather-stripping and repair loose mortar around the basement foundation and windows.
  10. A licensed and qualified pest control professional is your best resource to ensure these steps are completed properly.

 

Looking for a Quality & Affordable Palm Beach Pest Control Company?

Palm Beach Pest Control Company
Palm Beach Pest Control Company

If you’re looking for a  that will provide efficient, timely service at an affordable price you’re looking for the pest control experts at Hulett Environmental Pest Control Services.

We have several priorities when caring for your home:

First, we promise to care for your family and pets through our environmentally responsible services and products. We treat your home by working from the outside of your house to the interior. Why? Because the majority of pest problems are outside! This ensures we can use only the necessary amount of product and restrict it’s use, as much as possible, to the outdoors – away from your family and pets.

Second, we guarantee the effectiveness of our services. The environmentally responsible treatments you receive for your home are not only cost-effective for you to enroll in but are an investment that promises results.

Third, our company is easy to contact as we have several locations in the South Florida area, including West Palm Beach, and we’re convenient to hire to tackle your pest control problems. We offer our pest control, termite control and lawn care services all year round with emergency treatment services available on the same day and the weekends. Pests don’t take the weekend off and neither do we!

for a free in-home evaluation to identify your pest control needs. Our first priority is quality customer service and we guarantee you’ll be pleased with the results of our work.

Call us at 866-611-2847 to schedule your appointment.

Professional Pest Control – What to look for

Professional Pest Control

What should a homeowner look for when selecting a PCO?

A recent national study found that over 50% of homeowners take the time to check the certifications of pest control companies before hiring them.  This is a great start when looking to select a PCO.  You should make sure to do the following:

  • Always deal with a qualified and licensed pest management company that is a member of national, state or local pest management associations.
  • Ask friends and neighbors to recommend companies they have used successfully and how satisfied they were with the service.
  • Check prospective choices with the local Better Business Bureau for a reliability report or to see if complaints have been filed against the company you have in mind.
  • If a sizable amount of money is involved, get bids from several pest management firms.
  • Don’t rush a decision. Since you are paying for professional knowledge as well as skillful application of pesticides, look for someone whose judgment you can trust.
  • Before signing a contract, be sure to fully understand the nature of the pest to be exterminated, the extent of the infestation, and the work necessary to solve the problem.
  • Find out if the company has liability insurance to cover any damages to your house or furnishings during treatment.
  • If a guarantee is given, know what it covers, how long it lasts, what you must do to keep it in force, and what kind of continuing prevention and management are necessary.
  • Buy value, not price. Beware of bargains that sound too good to be true

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Hulett Environmental encourages public awareness about insects of foreign origin

Yahoo Editorial Gallery of Insects

Termite infographic

Social bees mark dangerous flowers with chemical signals

Florida Termite Exterminators ~ Just Call Hulett!

 

Lawn Pest Control – Save your lawn before it’s too late

Lawn Pest Control
Lawn Pest Control

Most homeowners strive for that perfect lush green lawn and landscaping with bright green tropical plants.  It is a time consuming and labor intensive process which leave you frustrated when it is ruined by bugs and insects.  South Florida is home to several bugs that not only do damage to your lawn, but pose health and safety risks as well.  It’s essential you get your lawn treated from a professional to ensure your family’s safety and preserve your hard work.

Fire Ants

Fire Ants are a common insect in South Florida that can attack humans and pets.  They not only attack, but with force with hundreds and sometimes thousands in a colony. According to a there are several varieties of fire ants that thrive in the warm climate of South Florida.  One variety is a mound building type that can wreak havoc on your landscaping building mounds up to 18 inches in diameter.  It is essential that you get your lawn treated when you first see these ants or before to prevent a colony from forming.

Grasshoppers

Grasshoppers are a common outdoor insect that most homeowners don’t think of as a pest.  In some areas their population can become out of control and they do severe damage to common landscaping plants.  They constantly feed on green vegetation and often times the plants you cherish and maintain on a regular basis.

Whitefly

There are two types of in southern Florida which affect a variety of trees and plants including ficus, palms and some fruit trees. Symptoms of an infestation include a large number of small white-colored flies, discolored leaves or an excessive amount of fallen leaves or branches. Treatment for these is necessary as they not only damage your landscaping but can affect your outdoor pool and ponds.

If you are concerned about your lawn or have an existing pest problem at 866-611-2847 or online to schedule your free lawn analysis and receive a $50.00 coupon

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  • We hire the best to serve you, and continuously upgrade their skills with thorough product knowledge and application training by certified experts.
  • Each Hulett technician is registered with South Florida.
  • Professional in both attitude and dress, our Healthy Home technicians are glad to be of service, and will arrive on time for each appointment.
  • Our quick response service calls to your home or business can be conveniently arranged to suit your schedule, usually within 24 hours of notification. We are also open Saturdays.
  • All Hulett Healthy Home vehicles are expertly maintained and stocked with the products our technicians need to provide the best environmental management programs you have requested, including pest control, termite control, lawn and shrub care, rodent control, mosquito control, commercial services, and pre-construction services. Best of all, service is available throughout South Florida!

Tips for homeowners to help guard against termites

Hulett Environmental offers the following prevention tips for homeowners to help guard against termites:

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  • Carefully inspect the perimeter of the home for mud tubes and rotting wood.
  • Repair fascia, soffits and rotted roof shingles.
  • Keep basements, attics and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
  • Maintain a one-inch gap between soil and wood portions of the home.
  • Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house and check it for pests before bringing it indoors.
  • Divert water away from the home through properly functioning downspouts and gutters.

For more information on termites, please visit www.bugs.com

Homeowner Advice on Keeping Ants Away

Homeowner Advice on Keeping Ants Away

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As of 2006 there are 9,000 to 10,000 known ant species and researchers believe that there may be more than 20,000 species worldwide. With this fact in mind it is no surprise that 25% of homeowners listed ants as their main pest concern according to research conducted in 2005 by the National Pest Management Association.  This same study revealed that more than half of all homeowners have had problems with ants – making them the most prevalent pest nationwide.

Ants are social insects and form highly organized colonies with up to millions of members each having a role. Spotting one ant unfortunately signifies that the troops are somewhere close by.

Homeowners should particularly watch out for fire and carpenter ants. Fire ants, found mainly in the south, are vicious and can sting repeatedly if disturbed. Carpenter ants attack wood that is or has been wet or damaged by mold and can build tunnels through dry, undamaged wood causing costly property damage.

Hulett Environmental Services  offers the following tips for minimizing invasion by ants:

  • Keep wood and debris away from exterior siding
  • Keep kitchen clean: seal containers, wipe counters frequently, empty the garbage religiously, and avoid leaving pet food dishes out for long periods of time.
  • Eliminate sources of moisture or standing water.
  • Keep tree branches and other plants cut back from the house.
  • Seal up cracks and small openings along bottom of the house.
  • Store sugar, syrup, honey, baked goods, and other sweets in closed containers that have been washed to remove residues from their exterior surfaces.

For more information on other ant species and preventative tips visit

www.pestworld.org and www.bugs.com