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Test Your Pest Knowledge 

07-10-2019

Test Your Pest Knowledge 

Even though many bugs are active year-round in South Florida's mild, humid climate, but in the summer months…it's full-on bug time. The usual suspects, such as cockroaches, palmetto bugs, ants, termites, mosquitoes, bees, wasps, and spiders just...

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Termite Spotlight

05-29-2019

Termite Spotlight

For Florida residents, termites are constantly in the news. A recent UF/IFAS study predicted that if Florida continued on the same trajectory it has since 1990, termites are on track to infest at least half of the structures in the area by 2040....

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Termite Awareness: How Much Do You Know About Termites?

03-26-2019

Termite Awareness: How Much Do You Know About Termites?

This month includes Termite Awareness Week so it's that time of year for South Florida homeowners to brush up on their knowledge of termites. According to the University of Florida's (UF) Institute of Agricultural Sciences Department, six invasive...

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New Study Concludes Worst US City for Termites is Miami

03-20-2019

New Study Concludes Worst US City for Termites is Miami

Known as the Magic City, Miami reigns as one of the most glamorous metropolitan areas in the country, with her tropical year-round climate, her famous beaches, her saucy culture mix, and her legendary waterfront. Miami's luxurious backdrop of...

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Mosquito, Cockroach and Rodent Populations Expected to Spike

12-17-2018

Mosquito, Cockroach and Rodent Populations Expected to Spike

After record-breaking rainfall last spring and summer, along with hurricanes Alberto, Florence and Michael pummeling the southeast with unprecedented amounts of water and lingering moisture, The National Pest Management Association's biannual Bug...

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Recent Discovery: Female Termites Who Don't Need Males to Reproduce

10-18-2018

Recent Discovery: Female Termites Who Don't Need Males to Reproduce

On September 24, 2018, media outlets reported the discovery of the first known naturally-occurring all female termite colonies in remote coastal areas of southern Japan. Published in the journal, BMC Biology, University of Sydney's School of Life...

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Termite Spotlight: Drywood Termites in South Florida

06-25-2018

Termite Spotlight: Drywood Termites in South Florida

While invasive subterranean termites gain the attention of South Florida due to their quick ability to cause significant structural damage, the slower action of drywood termites can often go undetected within walls, floors and attic spaces,...

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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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