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Grub Control Company

You love a beautiful green lawn. You make sure your lawn is cut with sharp blades. You fertilize your yard and water on a regular schedule. Yet if you are not careful, something or rather, some insect might be working against you. It might even bring back thoughts of Caddyshack®. Problem is by the time…

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lovebugs in florida

The Lovebugs are Back

If you have spent any extended time in Florida you are familiar with our seasonal lovebugs or Plecia Nearctica Or if you were unfortunate to visit in April/May or August/September. Twice a year we get to clean these bugs off our windshields and grills of our cars, motorcycles and boats. But what are lovebugs and…

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Not Most Dangerous Spider In Florida

Dangerous Spider Found In Florida

Spider-Man® isn’t the most dangerous spider found in Florida. So an article on Florida’s most dangerous spider seemed like a good idea. We are always looking for articles that are interesting and people are curious to read. Month after month we find that one of the most searched topics here in Charlotte County are spiders.…

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bedbug myths

Top 4 Bedbug Myths

Most people don’t like creepy insects crawling around in their home, let alone their beds while they are sleeping! Worse yet is when you do a little searching online and you read stuff that just isn’t true. Do you remember as a kid saying lice could jump 10feet? Maybe someone told you that bedbugs fly,…

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winter-rodents

Winter Rodents Can Be Avoided

Florida has some very mild winters. If you are here from way up north you may even call this weather balmy all winter. Winter rodents love the Florida weather. The longer you live in Florida you start to find these cold winter days are colder than you remember. Same goes for the rodents here. When…

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german cockroaches

German Cockroaches

Pests of any kind inside your home is not good. Most people hate cockroaches and realize the dangers they carry. Some people call these cockroaches Palmetto Bugs, but thats just a broad term used for all types of cockroaches. Here in Southwest Florida there are 2 main types of cockroaches most people encounter, American Cockroaches…

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Healthy Green Palm Trees

Help! My Palm Tree is Yellow

Palm Trees, Pink Flamingos and Florida seem to just go together. When you finally make that decision to move to Florida, you can’t wait to have some palm trees in your yard. If your property is already landscaped and you love the look, you’ll want to keep everything healthy, growing and looking great. If you…

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Florida Brown Lizards

No doubt when visiting or moving to Florida you quickly notice the small brown lizards which are quite abundant here in south west Florida. So what are these lizards, should you worry about them? Let’s take a few minutes to learn about them. What You Should Know First let’s start off by saying these fascinating…

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Biting Flies in Florida

One of the best things about Florida is enjoying the outdoors – but if biting flies show up, they can quickly ruin an outing with their painful bites. Biting flies will bite humans and animals in order to obtain a blood meal. Not only are their bites irritating, they can sometimes cause injury or transmit…

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spider myths

Spider Myths Uncovered

We have 5 spider myths to share with you. Have you noticed how spiders are everywhere in Halloween festivities, from costumes and decorations, to scary movies? Many people possess a deep-rooted fear of these mostly harmless arachnids, known as Arachnophobia. Let’s examine spiders and take a closer look at our eight-legged friends, and debunking some…

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Ants are Marching

March Kicks Off Ants “Insect Reproduction Month”! Ants, roaches, silverfish, earwigs, spiders and many more creepy crawlies are building their nests preparing to begin their warm season foraging. Pest treatments are adjusted during this period in order to get the best results. Insect Growth Regulators, or IGR’s, play a vital role in today’s pest control industry.…

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Yard Watering

Yard Watering, Mowing & Pruning

Yard watering is important in keeping our yards healthy. Our technicians have been noting dry spots at most of their accounts.  Typically, we have the sprinklers reduced to once per week starting in December but for now, we are still recommending yard watering twice per week. Unless you have new landscaping, 1 watering per week…

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Rats and Mice Love Your Warm Attic

This time of year 80% of our pest requests are problems with rodents. Rats and mice love the comfort and warmth of your attic as the cold approaches. We have a very good preventative program for these little, destructive creatures. Bait boxes are weather proof plastic containers that have an attractive poison for the rats…

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St. Augustine Grass Fungus

St. Augustine Grass Fungus

St. Augustine Grass Fungus or “Brown Patch” fungus is the cool season disease for our St. Augustine grasses. Over the summer months we deal with several different fungal diseases that most of our customers don’t even realize they have. Often the treatments are applied and damage never sets in. With Brown Patch fungus, we have…

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Pest Prevention

Pest Prevention Tips

Pests and rodents aren’t simply a nuisance – they can severely affect your health and the health of your family. This is why bug and insect pest prevention is critical in protecting homes, businesses, schools and any other place where people live, work or play from a pest infestation. Here are some general tips to…

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Watering Tips

Watering Tips for Southwest Florida

We’ve had consistently warm weather for the last few weeks and the heat is taking its toll on lawns. Here are some watering tips to keep your yard looking good all year. It’s very important to check your irrigation system for any shortfalls before dry, damaged areas begin to show. A strong root system helps…

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