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a carpenter ant on a table

How To Tell If Your Bradenton Property Has Carpenter Ants  

2/10/2021

One day, you notice smooth boreholes on your deck. A small dusting of sawdust lies at the base of the hole. Listening closely, you can hear a dull scratching noise coming from inside. Have you encountered this around your Bradenton home? You might be dealing with a carpenter ant invasion.... Read More

an indian meal moth in a pantry

A Handy Guide To Keeping Pantry Moths Out Of Your Lakewood Ranch

11/30/2020

Often known simply as the nocturnal counterpart to the elegant butterfly, moths are usually just as harmless. At most, all you typically have to worry about regarding these bugs would just be annoying crowding around porch lights. However, the Indian Meal Moth, commonly known as the pantry moth, is no such innocuous insect.... Read More

an earwig crawling on a wooden table

Palmetto's Complete Guide To Earwig Control 

11/20/2020

There’s a lot of bad publicity surrounding these putrid pests, but they might not be as dangerous as you were led to believe. Earwigs in Palmetto are considered nuisance pests, meaning that their bark is much worse than their bite. ... Read More

a flea jumping on human skin

The Best Way To Keep Fleas & Ticks Away From Your Lakewood Ranch Property

10/30/2020

Fleas and ticks are often grouped together because these two pests have something in common. Both of these pests are organisms that live on the outside of another living host. This is important to understand if you're looking to keep ticks and fleas out of your yard. The secret to reducing flea and tick populations is to reduce wildlife activity and harborage options.... Read More

a house fly on a countertop

The Problems House Flies Can Cause In Your Bradenton Home

10/9/2020

House flies are so annoying. They're big. They're noisy. And they have the unsavory habit of landing on your food and on your skin. When they get inside your home, you probably go for the fly swatter quick. You may have something even better than a fly swatter. You might have one of those tennis rackets that electrify flies, or a fly gun that uses salt, like buckshot. While it might be fun to kill flies with a tennis racket or a gun, these are... Read More

hornet in a residential garden

How Dangerous Are The Hornets Around My Parrish Property?

9/21/2020

There are many different kinds of stinging insects. From bees to wasps to hornets, it’s important to learn to protect yourself and your family. Many homeowners don’t know a lot about hornets. What separates these stinging insects from others? How dangerous are they, exactly? How can you keep them off your property? Let’s take a closer look.... Read More

a small deer tick in the palm of a hand

What To Do If A Tick In Lakewood Ranch Bites You

7/30/2020

It’s not hard to see why ticks are some of Lakewood Ranch’s most despised outdoor pests. About 2-6 millimeters long at maturity, ticks are classified as a type of parasitic arachnid, and not an insect as commonly thought. Their eight legs, tiny bodies, and brown to black coloration patterns make this creature difficult to spot even while attached to the skin.... Read More

paper wasp crawling on its nest

4 Quick Wasp Control Tips For Palmetto Property Owners

7/20/2020

It’s no secret that wasps are some of the most aggravating outdoor pests in all of Palmetto. Using the warm summers and mild winters to their advantage, these creatures can go on living and building up their nests for long periods of time.... Read More

spider inside of a home

The Secret To Keeping Spiders Out Of Your Lakewood Ranch Home 

6/30/2020

We may not always consider the dangers posed by creatures which are a mere fraction of our size, but these six-eyed arachnids are skulking, terrifying predators hiding in plain sight. Lakewood Ranch has four common species of spiders that call this city home, including: ... Read More

mosquito on a leaf

Why Year-round Mosquito Control Is A Must For Parrish Yards

5/20/2020

The warm, humid air and lack of freezing temperatures mean that the bugs that like it hot can stay active all year long. It’s smart for homeowners to be on top of proper mosquito control and it’s important to know what works and what is just a waste of time.... Read More

an earwig crawling on a table

How Much Do You Really Know About Earwigs In Lakewood Ranch?

4/30/2020

They may look like the stuff of nightmares, but earwigs aren’t nearly as gruesome or dangerous as old wives’ tales make them out to be. They don’t crawl up inside your ears at night, lay eggs and eat your brains. They are, however, a common pest to contend with. Making sure you keep up on household pest prevention measures is a good way to make sure you never have to worry.... Read More

a german cockroach crawling in a bowl

Palmetto Homeowner’s Quick Reference Guide To German Cockroach Control

4/20/2020

A cockroach infestation can be more than just a headache. While these pests are some of the most difficult to kill or remove from residences entirely, cockroaches are also harmful to the health and property of those who come in contact with them. These insects root around in damp, dirty places of urban society, and they are uniquely adapted to survive. The most common type of cockroach to find inside is the German cockroach.... Read More

big headed ant crawling on tree bark

All The Different Ants That Can Invade Your Bradenton Home

4/10/2020

Insects are some of the most diverse types of animals on the planet, and there’s tremendous diversity among even one type of insect. We are talking about ants. There are nuisance ants that can crawl all over your counter tops and contaminate food, then there are dangerous ants that can pack painful bites and spread diseases. Nuisance or dangerous. Do you want either in your home?... Read More

a paper wasp crawling on a nest

Getting Ready For The Return Of Paper Wasps In Bradenton 

3/13/2020

Paper wasps are considered to be the garden helpers of the stinging insect world. While not necessarily absolved from stinging or hostile behavior, this species of wasp is far less aggressive than its cousins the yellow jacket and hornet. The closer the fall season gets, the more aggressive paper wasps become as they run out of food sources and begin to die off.... Read More

 
 

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