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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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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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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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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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Name this Native Floridian: Common Bugs of FL & What You Need to Know

12-05-2017

Name this Native Floridian: Common Bugs of FL & What You Need to Know

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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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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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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Termite Spotlight: Conehead Termites

04-03-2017

Termite Spotlight: Conehead Termites

Conehead Termites No doubt long-time SNL fans will be amused at the mention of the1970s sketch centered on an extra-terrestrial family's struggles to adapt to Earth life, featuring Jane Curtain, Lorraine Newman and Dan Ackroyd. Like the...

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Signs You May Have Termites

05-25-2016

Signs You May Have Termites

Mud tubes (used by termites to reach a food source) on the exterior of the home. Soft wood in the home that sounds hollow when tapped. Darkening or blistering of wood structures. Cracked or bubbling paint. Small piles of feces that resemble...

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Insects That Decrease Your Home’s Value

05-05-2016

Insects That Decrease Your Home’s Value

Less Bang for Your Buck – Insects That Decrease Your Home's Value Insects have become masters of invading our homes. While some are simply a nuisance, others can seriously reduce the value of your home. Whether you're planning on selling your...

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