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Pest Control’s MVP Goes to… Hulett Environmental Services

Pest Control's MVP Goes to... Hulett Environmental Services Hulett is the MVP of South Florida pest control. Ranked in the top 20 pest control companies in the US, Hulett takes the top prize in the game against pests in South Florida. Serving all of South Florida from locations in Palm Beach, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Ft Myers, Ft Pierce, and Naples, Hulett’s team of licensed, certified technicians not only puts up the points in Broward, Collier, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties but extends coverage to all 12 South Florida counties.

Local company knows South Florida’s pests and answers the call on the green front

Locally family-owned and operated for over 45 years, with three generations dedicated to tackling all pest situations, including ants, termites, spiders, roaches, fleas, ticks and many other pests . . . such as mosquitoes, wasps or whatever pest control helped is needed.  Our customized IPM, Integrated Pest Management, system addresses your pest concerns, with your family and pets at the heart of Hulett’s game plan to keep your home . . . a Hulett Healthy Home!

Recognized as a leader in environmentally responsible pest control, Hulett runs defense for your home and loved ones, utilizing non-invasive materials and methods that, unlike traditional pest control methods don’t have to necessarily involve smelly sprays. Winning many thumb-ups from an increasing number of South Florida homeowners, our Healthy Home Program guarantees you’ll be cheering for Hulett!

Tim Hulett: Head Coach and graduate entomologist

As Hulett’s head coach, CEO, and University of Florida graduate entomologist, Tim Hulett is a life-long South Florida resident, committed to excellence in customer-centered pest control service. The former president of Florida Pest Management Association and a current active member of FPMA and the National Pest Management Association, Hulett motivates his staff with cutting-edge information and innovative techniques in pest management solutions and training. Supported by the highest caliber and knowledgeable employees available, we continually train and update our full-time, state-certified, pest control division on the latest products, along with proper usage protocols and handling, by way of our ongoing training camp regimen: Bugs University.

Proactive Healthy Home programs save money and time

Hulett believes that proactive preventative measures can keep your home and family in the pest-proof zone better than trying to control pest infestations. When you get onboard with Hulett’s Healthy Home programs, you can “take it to the house,” scoring big points with an assurance that your home and property are treated with environmentally responsible techniques and methods to create a pest barrier around your home.

  • During the initial service visit, we will focus on both the interior and exterior of your home. Inside your home, this will include treating cracks and crevices, kitchens, bathrooms, exterior doors and thresholds, plumbing penetrations, around windows, and your garage. On the exterior, our entomologist trained technicians will pinpoint placement treatment of areas conducive to pest infestation, removal of spider webs, and a perimeter baiting treatments to prevent future infestations.
  • Once your Hulett Healthy Home Program is in place, ongoing treatments are performed by our experienced and trained technicians to the exterior of your home. This will include perimeter baiting and monitoring to prevent future infestations, removal of spider webs, removal of any insect nests on the soffits, and application of granular and gel baits as needed.
  • We also apply pinpoint placement treatments to pest prone areas on the exterior of your property.
  • Our technicians also apply baiting treatments to your property’s pest prone areas to deter pest activity going forward.
  • With follow-up monitoring, you can rest assured that your home and loved ones are protected against household pests

Hulett’s Termite Control – Over 45 Years of Experience

Termites can be a problem anywhere but especially in South Florida because of the many different termite species prevalent here, particularly the invasive and highly destructive subterranean Formosan and Asian termites. With over 45 years of experience treating all types of structures, our termite treatment strategies include:

  • Sentricon Baiting Systems for subterranean termites
  • Termidor Liquid Defense treatment for subterranean termites
  • No-Tent Termite control for drywood termites
  • Tent fumigation for drywood termites

Hulett’s Termite Guarantee

With Hulett’s Annual Termite Guarantee Renewal programs, your home is protected for the long haul. If you suspect you may have termite activity, contact Hulett to schedule a termite inspection as soon as possible.

Through our experience in South Florida, Hulett can handle any other pest issue you may encounter in or around your home, such as ants or rodents. You can be assured that our technicians will treat your home as if it were their own and will make every effort to keep your home in the pest-free zone.

Hulett is revved up and ready to take on your pest control issues with the best environmentally responsible pest management programs and the most current methods and materials on the market. Contact Hulett to schedule a free pest inspection and see why we’re kicking the extra point and taking home the MVP award for pest control in your South Florida community. Go team!

To get your Home Healthy on Hulett’s pest control program, JUST CALL HULETT today and ask to schedule a free inspection!

Pest Q and A

What makes homes attractive to pests?

Pests are attracted to food, water and shelter. Exclusion techniques and removing food and water sources will help deter pests. Simple measures such as keeping food in sealed containers and cleaning up after each meal to avoid leaving crumbs can help. Fix leaky pipes and drains to ensure that if pests do get in, they won’t have ideal conditions in which they can thrive.

How do pests get into homes?

Pests enter structures through cracks and crevices around windows, doors, along foundations, ripped screens, uncapped chimneys, and also through holes where utilities enter a structure. Firewood, groceries, and other deliveries can carry pests in, too. Seal any openings with silicone caulk or steel wool, and to avoid hitchhiking pests, examine packages thoroughly before bringing them inside.

Where are pests most likely to settle in?

Pests have direct access to basements and attics through roofs and foundations, so they should be kept well ventilated, dry, and clutter-free. Also, because of the concentration of food and water, kitchens and bathrooms are other common areas.

What should I do if I have an infestation?

Despite even the best efforts, pests can still find their way inside. If you have a pest problem or need advice on how to better pest-proof your home, Just call HULETT!

Cockroaches seek shelter from the cold which could mean trouble for allergy sufferers

Cockroaches seek shelter from the cold which could mean trouble for allergy sufferers

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Most people think of pollen, dust and animal dander as common asthma and allergy triggers. However, Hulett Environmental, a pest management company servicing South Florida warns that cockroaches can also pose a threat to allergy and asthma sufferers. The threat for cockroach allergens is elevated in the winter because there a greater chance for cockroaches to invade homes in search of warmth and because families spend more time inside.

Children are the most at risk to be affected by this often-overlooked asthma trigger. Cockroaches spread over 33 types of bacteria, including E. coli, and studies show that about one in five children in the U.S. are sensitive to cockroach allergens.

Hulett Environmental advises homeowners to seal cracks around the outside of their home, keep counters and floors clean and free of crumbs that can attract the pests and vacuum frequently. Kitchens and bathrooms are particularly vulnerable to cockroach infestations due to the presence of food products and moisture around sinks or appliances.

If you suspect you have an infestation, contact a licensed pest professional who will be able to recommend a course of treatment. To learn more about cockroaches and the health threats they pose, visit www.bugs.com

Tips to avoid a pest infestation when decorating the home for the Holidays

Tips to avoid a pest infestation when decorating the home for the Holidays

Tips to avoid a pest infestation

As families across the country get into the Holiday spirit by digging out their decorations and unpacking strands of twinkling lights, Hulett Environmental a pest management company servicing South Florida urges caution against pests that can make their way into the home via boxes of ornaments, fresh-cut Christmas trees, wreathes and even firewood.

Ants and spiders can easily hide in the branches of trees and crevices of firewood, while mice can chew through cardboard boxes of decorations that have been stored away since last season.  Unfortunately, these pests can pose serious health threats, from food contamination to the spread of disease, once they find a way inside.”

Hulett advises homeowners to carefully inspect these all items for pests before bringing them inside the home. Hulett recommends the following tips to specifically prevent a pest infestation when decorating for the Holidays:

  • Inspect live, fresh cut evergreen trees, wreathes and garlands for spiders, insect nests or eggs before purchasing. Shake greenery outdoors to remove any pests before bringing them inside.
  • Unpack decorations outdoors so pests aren’t released into the home. Repack decorations in durable, sealed containers that pests can’t chew through.
  • Store firewood at least 20 feet from the home on a raised structure, such as concrete blocks or poles.
  • If you suspect a pest infestation in your home, contact a licensed pest professional to inspect, identify and treat the problem.

Tips to specifically prevent a pest infestation when decorating for the Holidays

Hulett Environmental  recommends the following tips to specifically prevent a pest infestation when decorating for the Holidays:Tips to specifically prevent a pest infestation when decorating for the Holidays

  • Inspect live, fresh cut evergreen trees, wreathes and garlands for spiders, insect nests or eggs before purchasing. Shake greenery outdoors to remove any pests before bringing them inside.
  • Unpack decorations outdoors so pests aren’t released into the home. Repack decorations in durable, sealed containers that pests can’t chew through.
  • Store firewood at least 20 feet from the home on a raised structure, such as concrete blocks or poles.
  • If you suspect a pest infestation in your home, contact a licensed pest professional to inspect, identify and treat the problem.

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Tips to protect your home from termites

There are many steps homeowners can take to protect their greatest investments from termites. Experts at Hulett Environmental recommend the following tips:

  • Carefully inspect the perimeter of the home for mud tubes (used by termites to reach a food source), cracked or bubbling paint and rotting wood.
  • Repair fascia, soffits and rotted roof shingles. Some termites are drawn to deteriorating wood.
  • Keep basements, attics and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
  • Maintain a one-inch gap between soil and wood portions of the home.
  • Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house and 5 inches up off the ground, and inspect it closely before bringing it indoors.
  • Divert water away from the property through properly functioning downspouts, gutters and splash blocks.

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Checking for Bed Bugs

Checking for Bed Bugs

  • Thoroughly inspect the entire room before unpacking, including behind the headboard, under lights, and inside dressers, drawers, sofas and chairs.
  • Pull back the sheets and inspect the mattress seams and box springs, particularly at the corners, for pepper-like stains, spots or shed bed bug skins.
  • Place suitcase in a plastic trash bag during the duration of your trip to ensure that bed bugs cannot take up residence there prior to departure.
  • Do not place luggage on upholstered surfaces. The safest place is in the bathroom in the middle of a tile floor or on a luggage rack after it has been thoroughly inspected. Do not use a luggage rack if it has hollow legs, where bed bugs may hide unseen.

If You Suspect Bed Bugs Are In Your Hotel Room:

  • Notify management and request to change rooms immediately.
  • Do not move to a room adjacent and/or directly above/below the suspected infestation. Bed bugs can easily hitchhike via housekeeping carts, luggage and even through wall sockets. If an infestation is spreading, it typically does so in the rooms closest to the origin.

When You Arrive Home:

  • Inspect your suitcases outdoors before bringing them into the house.
  • Vacuum your suitcase thoroughly before storing it. Consider using a garment hand steamer to steam your luggage, which can kill any bed bugs or eggs that may have traveled home with you.
  • Wash and dry all of your clothes – even those that have not been worn – on hot cycles.
  • Keep clothes that go to the dry cleaner in a sealed plastic bag until they can be transported.

Protect your property against tawny crazy ants

Protect properties against tawny crazy ants

Fire ants have long been a threat in the southern United States, but another aggressive ant species known as the tawny crazy ant is taking over in many areas of the region. These ants can invade structures in extraordinary numbers and, Hulett Environmental, a pest management company servicing South Florida is advising homeowners to take preventative steps to protect their properties from infestations.

Unlike fire ants, crazy ants don’t sting, but they can become a nuisance once inside. They are highly adaptable, nest everywhere and are even known to damage electrical equipment, so it is important for homeowners to take steps to curb their activity.

Crazy ants enter homes in the autumn or after rainfall because both conditions reduce their supply of honeydew. Once inside, crazy ants usually nest underneath floors or in wall voids. Outdoors, their nests are commonly found in soil under objects or next to foundations.

To prevent crazy ants from gaining access to a structure, experts Hulett Environmental

  • 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.