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Most Common Rodents in South Florida

02-07-2019

Most Common Rodents in South Florida

It's no secret that rodents have cohabitated with humans since they made their way to Europe via cargo ships from Asia. Today, Old World rodents, such as Norway rats, roof rats, and house mice have made their homes in many cities in the US, as well...

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Mosquito, Cockroach and Rodent Populations Expected to Spike

12-17-2018

Mosquito, Cockroach and Rodent Populations Expected to Spike

After record-breaking rainfall last spring and summer, along with hurricanes Alberto, Florence and Michael pummeling the southeast with unprecedented amounts of water and lingering moisture, The National Pest Management Association's biannual Bug...

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Keeping Rats Out This Winter

12-03-2018

Keeping Rats Out This Winter

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and with the cooler temps, rodents are looking for a place to settle down for a long winter's nap. Your warm and cozy home, brimming with holiday goodies, not to mention the out-of-the-way, wall voids and...

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Venomous Puss Caterpillar Returns, Florida Officials Warn

11-19-2018

Venomous Puss Caterpillar Returns, Florida Officials Warn

Twice yearly, South Florida residents bear witness to puss caterpillar season, as do people in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, the southeast and Texas. The larval form of the southern flannel moth has been spotted in the Tampa Bay area; this has prompted...

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Revealing the Truth Behind Four Pest Removal Myths

11-01-2018

Revealing the Truth Behind Four Pest Removal Myths

Since the beginning of households, household pests have been attracted to places where people eat, drink and stay warm. It's simple. People + home = food, water, and shelter for bugs. Rodents have coexisted alongside humans so long that Norway rats...

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Recent Discovery: Female Termites Who Don't Need Males to Reproduce

10-18-2018

Recent Discovery: Female Termites Who Don't Need Males to Reproduce

On September 24, 2018, media outlets reported the discovery of the first known naturally-occurring all female termite colonies in remote coastal areas of southern Japan. Published in the journal, BMC Biology, University of Sydney's School of Life...

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How Moths Can Ruin Your First Sweater Weather Day

10-10-2018

How Moths Can Ruin Your First Sweater Weather Day

With the fall season upon us, it may be time to break out your sweaters. You look forward to the change in the seasons but what's this? Holes in your favorite sweaters? How could this be? Well, most likely clothes moths laid their eggs on your...

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DIY Bug Costumes for Halloween

10-01-2018

DIY Bug Costumes for Halloween

It's almost here, that one night a year when kids and adults alike dress up in silly, funny or scary costumes and wander the streets in search of candy and other more sinister types readily give kids enough candy to last a year. Yes, Halloween's...

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Hide and Go Seek, Cockroach Style

09-05-2018

Hide and Go Seek, Cockroach Style

While spiders can terrify some people, cockroaches illicit a more basic survival response in humans - like scream, shutter, conquer and destroy. However, as most Florida homeowners know, it's just not that easy to get rid of these persistent,...

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Lyme Disease from Ticks Shows Dramatic Growth in all 50 States

08-27-2018

Lyme Disease from Ticks Shows Dramatic Growth in all 50 States

Earlier this May, the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) study, published in Vital Signs revealed that reports of vector-borne diseases, such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and West Nile had tripled from 2004 to 2016. Now, in August,...

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