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Termites Weakening Trees as we Enter Hurricane Season

06-22-2018

Termites Weakening Trees as we Enter Hurricane Season

Asian subterranean termites are at it again. Last year, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) published a study predicting that invasive Asian and Formosan subterranean termites were on track to threaten...

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Jurassic Park Ticks Plaguing Dinosaurs? Never Before Found: Mummified Tick Wrapped in Spider Silk and Trapped in Amber

06-18-2018

Jurassic Park Ticks Plaguing Dinosaurs? Never Before Found: Mummified Tick Wrapped in Spider Silk and Trapped in Amber

Back in the prehistoric day, a hapless tick, probably clinging to a hairy-legged, tree-climbing dinosaur met its untimely demise in the snare of a spider's web. Wrapped in silk, as a precaution or to save as a snack, the tick's attempt to escape...

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Asian Termites are Killing South Florida\'s Pine Trees

05-29-2018

Asian Termites are Killing South Florida's Pine Trees

As if invasive Asian subterranean termites weren't causing enough harm to homes and businesses in South Florida with their super-sized colonies and voracious appetites, the Sun-Sentinel reported in an April 24 article that now these aggressive...

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Ants: What You Need to Know

05-23-2018

Ants: What You Need to Know

You can tell it is summer in South Florida when you spot ants checking out your kitchen, bathroom or boldly foraging along walls and floor in search of food to feed their fellow ants in nearby nests. Social insects, ants live in colonies and these...

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Termite Spotlight: Subterranean Termites

05-07-2018

Termite Spotlight: Subterranean Termites

South Florida's unique tropical ecosystem supports more species of household pests than anywhere else. Most homeowners in South Florida know that they need to protect their most valuable investment from the heartache and financial headache of...

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South Florida: Outbreak of Yellow Fever in Brazil Concerns Health Officials Here

04-16-2018

South Florida: Outbreak of Yellow Fever in Brazil Concerns Health Officials Here

As South Florida residents can tell you, mosquitoes come with the year-round warm weather that makes living in the Sunshine State so appealing. In addition to their annoying bites, mosquitoes also carry serious diseases, such as malaria, dengue...

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Friday the 13th: Bug Superstitions

04-05-2018

Friday the 13th: Bug Superstitions

In the spirit of this April's, Friday the 13th, Hulett invites you to take a look at some interesting bug superstitions. All sorts of superstitions and folklore surround insects. Always looking for signs in nature, humans insist on perpetuating...

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Insects & Lights, What's the Attraction?

03-20-2018

Insects & Lights, What's the Attraction?

Have you ever wondered why certain insects are attracted to light, while other insects are repelled by light? Have you ever asked yourself what's so interesting about your porch light, that moths, beetles, and stinkbugs just can't get enough of it...

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Brace Yourself, Termite Season is Upon Us

03-13-2018

Brace Yourself, Termite Season is Upon Us

According to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), the southeastern US is bracing for a heavy termite season, as the weather starts to get warmer and spring approaches. The pest control resource pointed to the southeast as a "particularly...

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South Florida's Chilly Weather Sends Rodents Inside

01-24-2018

South Florida's Chilly Weather Sends Rodents Inside

South Florida has been experiencing chillier than usual weather this winter. As temperatures drop, rodents seek shelter indoors.  Who wouldn't want a warm, cozy place with free food and plenty of available water, not to mention the abundance of...

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