Bug Database and Guide
There are many Florida bugs that look similar to one another, making it difficult to distinguish between them when you have an infestation in your home. That’s where our bug database comes in handy. To help you identify what kind of Florida pest you have, we've broken down just about every sort of bug you'll find in your home.
Your Guide to Florida Bugs
We’ve organized different species of pests into a directory with pictures and information about each species of bug, so you can easily match up the bugs in our database to the ones in your home. Our database can help you decipher what kind of pest you might be dealing with and give you some tips for keeping them away from your living space.
Consider our bug database the ultimate resource when you have any kind of bug infestation or even when you just have the occasional crawling or flying invader. Each entry in our bug database contains helpful information, such as which seasons the pests are active, the behavior of the pests, signs of infestation, and tips for prevention. Each of our bug species entries also contains interesting facts, such as how the drugstore beetle got its name or just how high a flea can jump in the air.
Schedule a Free Home Pest Inspection With Hulett Today
After you use our handy database to identify which Florida pests you have in your home, let Hulett help you get rid of them. With training from our board-certified entomologists and over 50 years of experience serving south Florida, you can count on our expert entomologists to expertly identify and take care of your bug problem for you. Our technicians even use pet-friendly pest control solutions so you won’t have to worry about your fur babies.
We proudly offer comprehensive pest control in south Florida, covering dozens of communities. Schedule a free inspection today or give us a call. We’re ready to help you take back your home!
Hulett offers you a click-by-click directory of the pests you are likely to encounter as well interesting facts about bugs. For instance, read how the Acrobat Ant (not to mention the Confused Flour Beetle) got its name. Learn which fly helps in solving crimes. Read about caring for a bee or wasp sting. Find out the difference between the American, Asian, Australian, Cuban, and German cockroaches, and most importantly, how to keep them out of our homes. And much, much more! There is lots of interesting and helpful information on Bugs.com, and getting yourself acquainted is just a click away!
The Costly Damages Bugs Can Cause
Hulett's pest library gives detailed information on two problematic insects: ants and termites, namely the drywood, formosan, and subterranean termites. Ants are real pests, but termites are responsible for more than $700,000,000 in costs to consumers in South Florida each year for damage and control. On a country-wide level, they cause more damage than hurricanes, earthquakes and fires combined! They are often known to cause extensive damage to homes long before they are discovered, which is why it is so important to have your home inspected by one of Hulett's trained professionals.
Fire ants, another nasty pest, have become a serious menace in the southern United States. These ants are particularly aggressive and are literally a force to be reckoned with: Fire ant mounds can contain multiple queens, have upwards of 500,000 or more individuals and can reach densities of 200 to 800 mounds per acre!
Besides providing detailed information on ants and termites, Hulett's pest library also includes tips on how to tell the difference between an ant and termite alates (since they are commonly confused by homeowners), also known as "swarmers." Alates are what these insects are referred to when in the winged reproductive stage. They are often confused for one another as they are similar in appearance, so knowing what you are dealing with will help you determine which steps to take to avoid problems down the road.