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a brown widow spider crawling throu a lakewood ranch home late into fall season

The Little-Known Lakewood Ranch Spider: The Brown Widow


When you think of unwanted spiders that may find their way into your Florida home, you properly first think of black widow spiders and brown recluse spiders. These are the two most dangerous spiders that you can encounter, but they aren’t the only ones.... Read More

an asian cockroach crawling along the wooden kitchen table inside of a palmetto florida home

Creepy Cockroaches in Palmetto Florida


Did you know there are thousands of species of cockroaches? In Florida alone, 70 different types of cockroaches exist. Only four of these are home invaders, though. The four most common types of cockroaches you might find in your Palmetto home are American cockroaches, German cockroaches, Australian cockroaches, and Asian cockroaches.... Read More

a yellow bodies black legged golden orb weaver banana spider in a florida residential garden

The Banana Spider Is Nothing To Monkey Around With In Lakewood Ranch 


The term banana spider does not represent a species of spider, like a southern black widow or brown recluse. Instead, it is a genus (a group of species) of spiders. Here in Lakewood Ranch Florida, the most common species of banana spider we have is the golden silk orb-weaver. These spiders are huge, at least as far as spiders go. Fully grown their bodies alone can measure 2 inches in length. Add to that several-in... Read More

a large cluster of fruit flies on a slice of lime that is sitting on a parish florida kitchen counter top

Where Did These Fruit Flies In Parrish Come From?


Is there anything more infuriating than a tiny fly buzzing around your head while you are trying to work or relax at home? It’s even more frustrating when you swing at them or try to clap them but they continue to "magically" survive. If you are currently dealing with this frustration around your home, we understand.... Read More

a large colont of tiny ghost ants crawling up a window in a bradenton florida home

Common Bradenton Ants: Ghost Ants Vs. Fire Ants


Ants come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some are large, others are small. Some have bright colors, others are grey or black. Today we will be talking about two small ant species that can pose big problems in and around your Bradenton home: the ghost ant, and the fire ant. You will learn how to tell these two common pests apart as well as learn a quick and easy ... Read More


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