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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 & Other Termite News

08-31-2017

Parent Termites Reproducing Millions More & Other Termite News

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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Termites 101: A South Florida Homeowners Guide

07-21-2017

Termites 101: A South Florida Homeowners Guide

South Florida is an attractive place to call home. It's no wonder termites also love Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and other South Florida neighborhoods. In fact, termites are predicted to damage over 50% of South Florida structures by 2040,...

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To Tent or Not To Tent?

07-19-2017

To Tent or Not To Tent?

In South Florida, with moderate temps, high humidity and tropical conditions, termites present a major concern for homeowners. It has been said that, "There are two types of homes in South Florida; those that have termites and those that will have...

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Ant Spotlight: Caribbean Crazy Ants

06-14-2017

Ant Spotlight: Caribbean Crazy Ants

Originally thought to be Paratrechina pubens, an ant from the Lesser Antilles that were imported in shipping containers to South Florida's shores in the 1950s, the large populations of crazy ants found in Florida in the 1990s were a slightly...

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No Tent Fumigation: Advantages of the No Tent Approach

05-22-2017

No Tent Fumigation: Advantages of the No Tent Approach

Several different types of termites can cause expensive, time-consuming headaches for South Florida homeowners, including native and invasive drywood, dampwood and subterranean wood–eaters. When young drywood reproductives, aka alates, swarm,...

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Termite Spotlight: Formosan Subterranean Termites

05-15-2017

Termite Spotlight: Formosan Subterranean Termites

The cornucopia of household pests that thrive in South Florida's ideal conditions certainly won't object. While most of us are familiar with Florida's mosquitoes, ticks, rodents and other pests that carry pathogens and transmit diseases, other pests...

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