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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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Do Spiders Get their Bad Reputation from Halloween?

10-26-2017

Do Spiders Get their Bad Reputation from Halloween?

Ever notice how spiders are everywhere in Halloween themes, from décor to candy and other All Hallows Eve festivities? Tons of wispy webs, strung up in doorways, sport eight-legged hairy, fanged fiends just waiting to ensnare victims in their...

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Mosquito Outbreak in South Florida Following Hurricane Irma

10-24-2017

Mosquito Outbreak in South Florida Following Hurricane Irma

South Florida is recovering from one of the most powerful hurricanes in history, life is just beginning to return to normal. While most of the power has been restored and businesses have reopened, South Florida is busy trying to get ahead of a...

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Ant Spotlight: Ghost Ants

10-17-2017

Ant Spotlight: Ghost Ants

Not really as spooky as they sound, ghost ants, Apinoma Melanocephalum, are an invasive species thought to originate in Asia or Africa. According to the University of Florida's (UF) Entomology and Nematology Department, one of the most prevalent...

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Ant Spotlight: Fire Ants

10-03-2017

Ant Spotlight: Fire Ants

As South Florida homeowners can attest, red fire ants are capable of turning outdoor athletic events, picnics and yard work activities into unpleasant, painful scenarios. There's really no mistaking, "what just happened?" when people and animals...

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Parent Termites Reproducing Millions More, Sibling Termites Take Care of Termite “Kids”

08-31-2017

Parent Termites Reproducing Millions More, Sibling Termites Take Care of Termite “Kids”

Large families have always been a favorite motif in Hollywood's pop cultural themes, witnessed by the popularity of movies, like Cheaper by the Dozen and countless TV sitcoms, including The Brady Bunch and Eight is Enough, as well as a current...

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Protect Your Home: How to Keep Termites Out

08-02-2017

Protect Your Home: How to Keep Termites Out

Each year, over two million homes in the United States will be treated for a termite infestation. Termite damage in the United States costs homeowners more than $5 billion in property damage every year. South Florida homeowners are at higher risk...

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