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Termite Awareness: How Much Do You Know About Termites?

03-26-2019

Termite Awareness: How Much Do You Know About Termites?

This month includes Termite Awareness Week so it's that time of year for South Florida homeowners to brush up on their knowledge of termites. According to the University of Florida's (UF) Institute of Agricultural Sciences Department, six invasive...

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New Study Concludes Worst US City for Termites is Miami

03-20-2019

New Study Concludes Worst US City for Termites is Miami

Known as the Magic City, Miami reigns as one of the most glamorous metropolitan areas in the country, with her tropical year-round climate, her famous beaches, her saucy culture mix, and her legendary waterfront. Miami's luxurious backdrop of...

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Cockroaches: What You Need to Know but Didn't Want to Ask

02-19-2019

Cockroaches: What You Need to Know but Didn't Want to Ask

In a world where cockroaches live in the wild, you might say, "Wow they're interesting creatures," however, when a cockroach, a known carrier of diseases, runs across your floor or kitchen cabinet, you're probably thinking, "not so interesting."...

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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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