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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • All technicians are trained by a certified expert on a continuous basis to make sure they are current on all the latest techniques and methods.
  • All technicians are professional in appearance with clean uniforms, pleasant professional manners, and an understanding of the importance of punctuality.
  • All technicians drive clean, safe, and professional appearing vehicles.
  • All technicians are registered with South Florida.
  • All technicians render quick response service calls, usually within 24 hours of notification.
  • Hulett has over 50 years of experience in the pest control industry.
  • President/owner Tim Hulett is a Graduate Entomologist.
  • Hulett leads the way to the future with our advanced treatment methods. We don't "follow the pack."
  • Hulett employees utilize state-of-the-art pest management programs.
  • Hulett is open Saturdays and has a 24 hour hotline.
  • Hulett is engaged in all phases of pest management including pest control, rodent control, termite control fumigation, lawn care, mosquito reduction, commercial services, and pre-construction services.

  • A Hulett professional not only has the latest and most effective products, but also the education and knowledge to get the job done right.
  • A Hulett professional knows the habits, life cycles, food preferences, and harborage areas of the pest he/she is treating.
  • A Hulett professional can tell the difference between the many insects that exist in South Florida and knows that each has its own prescribed methods of control.
  • A Hulett professional knows how to handle products safely, when and where to apply them, and how much application is necessary.
  • A thorough inspection by a Hulett professional can spot possible problems before they become serious and therefore limit the amount of products that need to be applied.
  • A Hulett professional knows many non-toxic ways of managing an insect infestation including habitat modification, exclusion techniques, the use of growth regulators and the proper use of baits.

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Pest FAQ

Time of results will vary with the target insect and the pest management strategy employed, but for the most part results are rapid and long-lasting. Your ongoing service agreement will ensure that pests are not only controlled, but prevented and kept out of your home. If bugs do somehow return, so does Hulett at no additional charge; Guaranteed!

Spray products break down fairly quickly in most cases and must be contacted by the target insect in order to be effective. However, baits work on both the bugs you see and the bugs you don't see. Ants, for example, will bring the bait back to their nest and spread it throughout the colony. This leads to a more effective and efficient pest control system with results you can really see.

South Florida = Bug's Paradise. Outside your home is where bugs live and breed. Our service is designed to stop activity where it originates. By getting to the bugs on the outside of your home we can often prevent them from ever getting inside. This is also more convenient for you since you aren't required to be home during the time of service. If bugs somehow return, so does Hulett at no additional charge; Guaranteed!

There are 3 easy ways to tell flying ants and termites apart:

Wing size Termite wings are all equal in length and extend well past the abdomen. Ants have wings which are unequal in length and generally end at the tip of the abdomen.

Antennae shape Antennae on termites are straight and bead-like, but on ants they are elbowed.

Waist size Ants have a pinched waist, but termites have no constriction in the body and are more streamlined.

Winged ants vs Termites

Fleas, ticks and bed bugs have different life cycles than other targeted species. During certain phases of their life cycle they do not succumb to treatments, so we have to "catch" them between these dormant cycles in order to attain management.

Some types of ants are very problematic but with the proper service type, control can be attained. For example, Big Headed Ants are miners of the soil. They tunnel under slabs and enter homes through cracks in the slab and various other penetration points. They also have multiple queen colonies which allow for rapid and constant reproduction.

Even though these ants are challenging, Hulett has a service designed to manage and control them. Our program utilizes various products and methods to draw activity away from the home.

We like to think of it like driving a car. If you don't keep up the routine maintenance then the car will breakdown and eventually you will have problems.

Pest activity is exactly the same way. Our programs are designed to give your home routine maintenance to manage your pest issues and to prevent problems before they happen. Our warm climate here in South Florida keeps pests active all year round. So when you think your pest problems are gone, it is only because of the routine pest "maintenance" performed by Hulett Environmental Services. Without that maintenance, your pest problems would come back.

Termite FAQ

There are 3 easy ways to tell flying ants and termites apart:

Wing size Termite wings are all equal in length and extend well past the abdomen. Ants have wings which are unequal in length and generally end at the tip of the abdomen.

Antennae shape Antennae on termites are straight and bead-like, but on ants they are elbowed.

Waist size Ants have a pinched waist, but termites have no constriction in the body and are more streamlined.

Winged ants vs Termites

Termite swarms occur when a termite colony has grown so large that they send out new reproductive termites to start new colonies. The swarmers can come out during the day or night depending on their species. Subterranean termites generally swarm during the day and have more individuals than drywood termites which swarm generally at night.

The important issue here is that swarmers are a sign of termite infestation, and that means you have a problem. The good news is the experts at Hulett are here to help!

Drywood termites are a group of termites that do not need ground contact or moisture. They can live their entire life cycle inside a piece of structural timber or a piece of furniture. Their numbers are less than that of Subterranean termites and they tend to be a bit larger in size. Drywood termites generally swarm after sunset or at night, from May until November. However, they can swarm at other times. Their swarmers are generally brownish in color.

Subterranean termites must have ground contact or a secondary moisture source to live. Most are small and black in the swarmer phase. Subterranean termites generally swarm during the Spring and Summer months during the daytime (especially after a heavy rain). However, they can swarm at other times.

Different types of termites require different types of services, and Hulett provides all of the most effective and environmentally responsible treatments!

Drywood Termites: Drywood termites require treatments such as Hulett's structural (tent) fumigation or Hulett's "No Tent" Termite Control. Both services are extremely effective and Hulett can help you decide which one works best for you during your FREE inspection.

Tent fumigation requires the highest degree of skill and that is why very few companies offer this service. Hulett is a member of Dow AgroSciences "Commitment to Excellence" program. This program is a certification of quality and excellence. Companies that have this certification have a proven track record of high quality services and meticulous standards. Hulett has been a member of the "Commitment to Excellence" program since its beginning.

Another option, Hulett's "No Tent" Termite Treatment, does not require you to leave your home. Unlike tent fumigation, there is no need to remove plants or flowers, uncanned foods, cosmetics or medications. Additionally, there is no risk of landscaping or roof damage, no disconnecting of satellite dishes or antennas, and no special tree trimming required. It's the hassle free termite solution, and it is Guaranteed!

Once termites are located, Hulett's No Tent Treatment will eliminate the damaging termites. We will also use a residual material at key entry points to help keep them from coming back. It is the use of such pioneering techniques that keeps Hulett out in front of the competition.

Subterranean Termites: Subterranean termites are eliminated using methods such as Hulett's Liquid Defense Treatment or a Termite Baiting System.

Hulett's Liquid Defense Treatment creates an invisible liquid barrier around your home. This method has become America's number one termite treatment with over 2,000,000 homes treated!

Baiting systems provide a food source for termites and then use an insect growth regulator to eliminate the colony.

When it comes to termites, it doesn't matter if your home or office is built of concrete block or if it is sitting on a concrete slab without wood contacting the ground. Your property is still vulnerable to subterranean termites and once inside, they are difficult to detect until significant damage has been done.

Subterranean termites can travel long distances through your home. Since they usually only swarm once a year, you are not likely to see them. They create mud tunnels, many feet long, eating their way even through wood that has been pre-treated with preservatives.

The good news is Hulett's termite treatments can actually prevent all of this from happening. Our preventive termite treatments catch termites before they ever enter your home. Better yet, our termite services are so effective that we offer a $1,000,000 subterranean termite damage warranty!

Yes! Did you know termites cause billions of dollars in damage each year, and that the damage is not covered by homeowner's insurance? However, Hulett Environmental Services' termite treatments are so effective that we offer a $1,000,000 subterranean termite damage warranty!

This warranty has a "zero" dollar deductible and even includes the dreaded Formosan termite. If you decide to relocate, this warranty is transferable to the new homeowner.

Unfortunately, no. Termites are present during both termite swarm season and non-season times. The difference is whether you see them or not. Subterranean termites create mud tunnels, many feet long, which allow them to eat their way through your home without being detected until swarm season.

The good news is Hulett's termite treatments can actually prevent this from happening. Our preventive termite treatments catch termites before they ever enter your home. Better yet, our termite services are so effective that we offer a $1,000,000 subterranean termite damage warranty!

Yes! Termites are constantly foraging for new food sources. An average lot surrounding a home can support three to four active termite colonies. Each colony can contain as many as a million termites.

The good news is Hulett's termite treatments can actually prevent this from happening. Our preventive termite treatments catch termites before they ever enter your home. Better yet, our termite services are so effective that we offer a $1,000,000 subterranean termite damage warranty!

Lawn FAQ

Rain does not affect the application, and if anything; actually helps activate the products. If you have a problem at anytime with your lawn or shrubs, please don't hesitate to call us and we will take care of it.

There are a number of different reasons for brown spots, such as low watering, insects, disease, dog urine spots, etc. A trained Hulett professional can perform an on-site inspection to identify your specific problem. This inspection is FREE and there is no obligation.

Chinch bugs can actually be seen in the thatch layer. Adults are 1/5 inch long and black with white wings. Nymphs are bright red with a white band. Look in the thatch layer on the edge of where the green and brown grasses meet. A trained Hulett professional can perform an on-site inspection to see if you have chinch bugs damaging your lawn. This inspection is FREE and there is no obligation.

This phenomenon could result from any number of different things such as sunlight, overwatering, nutrient deficiency, insects, location, PH, plant depth etc. A trained Hulett professional can perform an on-site inspection to identify your specific problem. This inspection is FREE and there is no obligation.

Thatch is defined as an intermingled layer of dead and living shoots, stems, and roots that develops between the green vegetation and the soil surface. Thatch consists of a loosely interwoven collection of plant matter that imparts sponginess to the turf. A trained Hulett professional can show you if there is a thatch problem in your lawn during your FREE inspection and lawn analysis.

This could be the result of piercing-sucking insects that excrete a waste on to the leaf surface called honeydew. Then a fungus called sooty mold forms and feeds on the honeydew. This fungus detracts from the beauty of ornamental plants and reduces their photosynthetic activity. Hulett's lawn service will help to control the insects that create sooty mold, and therefore help return the natural color of your plants and leaves.

We like to think of it like driving a car. If you don't keep up the routine maintenance then the car will break down and eventually you will have problems.

Pest activity in your lawn is exactly the same way. Our programs are designed to give your lawn routine maintenance to manage your pest issues and to prevent problems before they happen. Our warm climate here in South Florida keeps pests active all year round. So when you think your pest problems are gone, it is only because of the routine pest 'maintenance' performed by Hulett Environmental Services. Without that maintenance, your pest problems would come back.