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Florida Ant Control

There are more than 700 species of ants in the United States. Some of the most common include argentine, carpenter, odorous house, pavement and red imported fire ants.

All ants are social insects that live in colonies. They can be identified by their three distinct body regions: head, thorax, and abdomen. However, the biology and habits of each ant species is different and understanding these differences is necessary to effectively control an infestation.

WHERE AND WHEN ARE YOU MOST LIKELY TO ENCOUNTER ANTS?
It depends on the species, but ants are commonly attracted to the food in a kitchen, especially sweets and protein-containing substances. Ants are most often found on floors, countertops and in food items. Some species prefer to build nests in soil – such as landscaping – or cracks in concrete on your driveway, walkway or in your garage. Carpenter ants build nests in wood. Ants are typically found indoors the spring and summer months as they search for food.

SHOULD HOMEOWNERS/RESIDENTS BE CONCERNED IF THEY FIND ANTS IN THEIR HOME?
Most species of ants are considered ‘nuisance pests,’ meaning that they don’t pose a significant threat to health or property, but are an annoyance when found indoors. In fact, ants are the number one nuisance pest in the United States.

Some species of ants, however, can pose threats to health and property. Carpenter ants, for example, excavate wood in order to build their nests, which can cause extensive damage to a structure. Fire ants, on the other hand, sting when threatened, resulting in painful welts that can be dangerous to allergic persons. These species should always be handled by a professional.

Regardless of the species all ants can contaminate food sources and small infestations can grow quickly, so any sign of an infestation should be dealt with promptly.

WHAT IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE TYPE OF ANT TREATMENT AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
A trained and licensed pest professional is the best person to make a recommendation based on the proper identification of a particular ant species and the threats they could pose to health and property. Also, homeowners may have a preference as to which treatment is used, so it is important that they have a detailed conversation with their pest control company. The cost of the treatments can vary depending on the size of the infestation and the property being treated.

WHAT CAN A HOMEOWNER DO TO CONTROL ANT INFESTATIONS?
There are as many ways to control ants as there are species of ants! Different species eat different things – making it almost impossible to inspect a single area and control the ant population. The best strategy homeowners can employ when attempting to control ants is to clean, clean, clean. Wipe down counters, regularly remove garbage, clean up grease spills, rinse and remove empty soda cans or other recyclables and mop/sweep the floors. Homeowners should also keep food in sealed containers and keep pet food/water dishes clean. Outside the home, eliminate sources of moisture or standing water such as birdbaths or kiddie pools. Finally, seal cracks and holes around the home to close entry points.

ANY OTHER TIPS?
If homeowners are worried that they have an ant problem, they should call a pest professional to identify the species and recommend a course of action. You can search for a local and qualified pest professional using the zip code locator on PestWorld.org.

For ant control in Brevard, Broward, Okeechobee County, Palm Beach County, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Indian River, Saint Lucie County, Miami-dade just Call Hulett!

Hulett Celebrates Another Year of Growth

Hulett Celebrates Another Year of Growth

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Hulett Environmental Services celebrated another significant year of growth at its annual sales awards ceremony in February.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Hulett Environmental Services celebrated another significant year of growth at its annual sales awards ceremony in February.

“Growing like this is so much fun and having the ability to share it with all these great people that brought it to us makes it all the better,” said Tim Hulett, owner and CEO of Hulett Environmental Services. “We have quickly climbed into the top 20 pest control companies in the country and we have no intention of stopping here.”

Brian Holloway, NFL Pro Bowler from the New England Patriots, was the guest speaker and roused the group with a message celebrating the fun of winning. “Winning is something that’s in your heart. It’s a decision you make every day. It’s clear that the Hulett team has that heart and makes that winning decision daily.”

This year’s ceremony was special to the Hulett family due to the passing of Guy Hulett, the first-generation and founder of Hulett Environmental Services. The family was given the Terry Chapin Award in honor of his contributions throughout the years, a fixture at Hulett’s corporate headquarters in West Palm Beach for decades.

“He will by greatly missed and always remembered,” said his grandson, Randy Hulett, the third generation leader at Hulett.

Hulett Environmental Services celebrated another significant year of growth at its annual sales awards ceremony in February.

In addition to the robust recurring sales bonuses paid monthly at Hulett, more than $50,000 were handed out at Saturday’s award ceremony. “It’s a pleasure for me to pay out these bonuses,” said Tim Hulett. “These people are the ones that brought us here, and they more than deserve to share in the benefits of our growth. These are the people that are going to continue this great growth run we are on. We have just found our stride and it’s nowhere but up from here.”