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Tips to protect against crazy ants

To prevent crazy ants from gaining access to a structure, we recommend the following tips:

  • Trim vegetation away from the home to prevent pathways inside.
  • Seal all cracks and crevices on the outside of the home, including around doors and windows.
  • Clean up food spills and other potential attractants as soon as possible.
  • If an infestation is suspected, contact a licensed pest professional to treat the problem.

Crazy Ants

(Paratrechina longicornis)


Crazy ants range from red-brown to grayish, and even black in color.


Range from 1/12-inch to 1/8-inch in length.


Crazy ants prefer sweets such as honeydew from insects. They also feed on seeds and insects for protein. They rarely follow strong trails and are known for their erratic movements.


The Crazy ant is highly adaptable and can live in both very dry and moist habitats. They typically nest outdoors in the soil and in the cavities of trees and shrubs, but frequently enter homes in the fall or after rain. Once inside your home, they will nest in wall and floor voids, especially near hot water pipes and heaters.

Interesting Facts

This small ant gets it name from its characteristic erratic and rapid movement in its search for food.


Do you live in South Florida and think that this ant may be invading your home? Hulett Environmental Services offers specialty pest control treatments designed to control and eliminate this pest!

South Florida Pigeon Control Experts

Pigeons can be found anywhere in the country, but are most frequently found in heavily populated areas where people (most often unintentionally) will provide them with an abundant supply of food.  Pigeons prefer grains for food and by spilling food or leaving trashcans uncovered, humans are inadvertently providing them with a continuous food supply, one that these birds have become dependent on.

Pigeons have also become dependent on humans to provide them with roosting and nesting sites.  They are commonly found around agricultural areas, warehouses and feed mills, as well as inner city parks, buildings, and bridges.  They prefer to build their nests on flat, secluded surfaces such as ledges, eaves, and windowsills, or in other protected areas such as gutters and steeples.

Most pigeons are approximately 11 inches long and weigh about 13 ounces.  They typically have a gray body with whitish rump, red feet, and two black bars on their wing feathers and a broad black band on their tail.

Pigeons are filthy birds and carry many other pests on them, such as fleas, ticks and mites, which pose their own health dangers to the public, including lyme disease.  Pigeons themselves are known to carry several diseases and can contaminate food, causing food poisoning such as salmonellosis.  Their plentiful droppings are also known to trigger human slips and falls.

While some may suggest using a decoy owl, snake, or brightly colored balloons to scare the pigeons away, ultimately the pigeons will become acclimated to the presence of these devices and ignore them.  The best way to avoid a pigeon infestation is to deny them nesting and roosting space.  Vents and gutters should be sealed or covered.  Nesting on ledges, eaves or windowsills can be deterred by installing tightly strung wire or string just above the surface.

Additionally, make sure to clean up food spills promptly and keep trashcans covered.  By denying the pigeons of a continuous food source, they will seek shelter elsewhere.

If you are already seeing signs of a pigeon infestation, it is always a good idea to contact a professional pest control company who has the expertise and equipment necessary to rid a property of these creatures. A pest professional can help you not only safely eliminate the pigeons, but also help you determine where and why these animals are infiltrating your property and how to eliminate the conducive conditions to prevent future problems.

The Hulett Solution:

Bird Control - Spikes Bird
Bird Control - Netting Bird
Exclusion Netting
Bird Control - Slope Bird
Exclusion Slope
Bird Control - Electrical Track Bird
Electrical Track
Bird Control - Visual Deterrent Bird
Visual Deterrent
Bird Control - Audio Deterrent Bird
Audio Deterrent

Hulett will send a trained professional to survey your property and provide solutions to meet your needs and your budget at no charge. Want to protect your employees and customers health & well being? Want to protect your company’s image and bottom line?

Just Call HULETT…for the birds!

Call 772-465-4653 | Pest Control Vero Beach Florida

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Summer Pests Infographic

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Summer Pest Infographic