Monthly Archives: November 2011

Pest Control Links and Resources

Great Pest Links and Resources from The Blogosphere! Enjoy! What if theres bedbugs in my closet? Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon BusinessInsider.com: 9 Tips for Pest Control this Winter Science News: Scanning Technology for Bed Bugs Bed Bug Facts & Statistics … Continue reading

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Ants Beware! Spider Protected by Burglar-Proof Web

Ants Beware! Spider Protected by Burglar-Proof Web By Jennifer Welsh | LiveScience.com – Tue, Nov 22, 2011 Just as a homeowner might adopt a large dog with an equally large bark to protect his or her property, a certain orb spider makes … Continue reading

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Pest Proof Your Home!

Hulett Environmental Services recommends the following steps to pest proof your home this winter: 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 … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Don’t Let Pantry Pests Invade Your Holiday Recipes

Don’t Let Pantry Pests Invade Your Holiday Recipes When the weather turns colder and the holiday season approaches, many opt to stay indoors and bake treats for friends and family. When digging through your cabinets and storage for baking necessities, … Continue reading

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Forbes.com: Bed Bugs On Airplanes? Yikes! How To Fly Bed Bug-Free

Forbes.com: Bed Bugs On Airplanes? Yikes! How To Fly Bed Bug-Free Melanie Haiken, Contributor Just because you haven’t heard much about bed bug-infested airplanes doesn’t mean that economy or business class seat is free of the icky pests. While the … Continue reading

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Florida Bed Bug PSA

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Everyday Bedbug Prevention Tips

Everyday Bedbug Prevention Tips It is important to be aware of ways to prevent bed bugs in your everyday life. Here are some tips to keep in mind: Vacuum suitcases after returning from a vacation. Check your sheets for tell-tale … Continue reading

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Crazy, Hairy Ants / Rasberry Crazy Ants / Caribbean Crazy Ants

What are crazy, hairy ants? Are they referred to as Rasberry Crazy Ants or Caribbean Crazy Ants? These are probably all one and the same species Nylanderia pubens with multiple common names. Rasberry crazy ants were first found in Texas … Continue reading

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Wireless chip catches ride on dragonfly

Wireless chip catches ride on dragonfly Duke University researcher Matt Reynolds and colleagues have developed a sensor and transmitter light enough to be carried by a dragonfly, transmitting the insect’s nerve impulses to researchers at 5 megabytes per second as … Continue reading

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Win $3,000 For Your School!

Insects and animals are amazing and they are incredibly fun to learn about in the classroom. It’s when they come indoors—into our homes and schools— that they can become pests. Some pests are simply nuisances, while others including rodents, ants, … Continue reading

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Spiraling whitefly needs to be treated

Spiraling whitefly needs to be treated Pest: The gumbo limbo whitefly spiraling infest southeast Florida. UF/IFAS By Adrian Hunsberger dade@ifas.ufl.edu Q. My plants are getting covered in white fluffy stuff and a black mold. Even my car is turning sticky. … Continue reading

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Veterans Day 2011

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National Pest Management Association Announces Pest Photo Contest Winner

National Pest Management Association Announces Pest Photo Contest Winner The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has announced the winner in its first annual Pest Photo Contest, a national online competition that challenged photographers to submit images of common household pests, … Continue reading

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Focus on Home, Not Meals, Led Spiders to Diversify

Focus on Home, Not Meals, Led Spiders to Diversify By SINDYA N. BHANOO and RITCHIE S. KING There are thousands of species of orb-weaving spiders, found on every continent but Antarctica. Now, researchers report that these spiders that build spiral-shaped … Continue reading

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Man found dead in home, surrounded by 60,000 bees

Man found dead in home, surrounded by 60,000 bees Miami resident was renovating house for daughter’s arrival A Miami man was found dead in his house with his body surrounded by about 60,000 swarming bees, authorities said Sunday. The 49-year-old … Continue reading

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Bed Bug Basics: 10 Tips to Protect Yourself

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Florida Termite Exterminators ~ Just Call Hulett!

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Florida Mosquito Control ~ Just Call Hulett!

SW Fla. fighting mosquitoes, thanks to rainy Oct The Associated Press FORT MYERS, Fla. — A rainy October has mosquito control officers buzzing in southwest Florida. Officials say they are experiencing the worst mosquito season in two decades, thanks to … Continue reading

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Mosquito Bred to Fight Dengue Fever Shows Promise in Study

Mosquito Bred to Fight Dengue Fever Shows Promise in Study By Reg Gale Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) — Scientists, attempting to halt Dengue fever, for the first time released mosquitoes into the wild that had been genetically modified to pass on … Continue reading

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