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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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Ant Spotlight: White-Footed Ants

12-19-2017

Ant Spotlight: White-Footed Ants

Another pesky ant that persists in annoying South Florida homeowners, the white-footed ant, an "old-world" species is often confused with other ants, such as Argentine and crazy ants.  The white-footed ant, a nuisance pest in South Florida,...

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Rats, a Rat!

12-07-2017

Rats, a Rat!

As winter approaches, days get shorter, temps begin to finally fall, and rats start to look for places to settle in for the season. Even in South Florida, where temps stay relatively warm, cool spells can send rodents scurrying for warm and cozy...

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Name this Native Floridian: Common Bugs of Florida and What You Need to Know About Them

12-05-2017

Name this Native Floridian: Common Bugs of Florida and What You Need to Know About Them

On a top ten list of reasons people love Florida, her vast variety and copious amounts of insects never makes the cut. However, in addition to her stellar tropical weather, her pristine beaches, world renowned tourist attractions and exotic plant...

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Ant Spotlight: Florida Carpenter Ants

11-30-2017

Ant Spotlight: Florida Carpenter Ants

The source of more South Florida homeowner complaints than any other of the sunshine state's ant species, Florida carpenter ants, make more appearances inside structures than all of Florida's ant species combined. One reason homeowners panic when...

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New Invasive Ant Identified in Fort Lauderdale: Little Yellow Ant

11-09-2017

New Invasive Ant Identified in Fort Lauderdale: Little Yellow Ant

As a South Floridian homeowner, you probably know more about ants than you care to, as the tropical climate you enjoy supports over 200 ant species. While not all of these ant species are considered nuisance household pests, you have also probably...

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