How Did Bats Become Associated with Vampires and Halloween?

It is now October, and with it comes all things spooky and scary. It seems as if, overnight from September 30 to October 1, the world breaks out in an infestation of spiders, bats, goblins, ghosts, ghouls, and the rest of their icky ilk. The season got me thinking about spiders recently, which inspired my […]

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What Can Spider Silk Be Used For?

Creepy and crawly though they may be, spiders do have their place. For one, they play a role in munching on even more unwelcome pests, such as flies and mosquitoes. For another, the silk they use to spin their webs is one of the strongest materials on the planet. Have you ever walked in the […]

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What is a Termite Bond?

When you began the process of finding a pest control company to inspect or treat for termites, you may have encountered the term “termite bond.” This is an important concept to understand, because not only is it a critical component of your termite protection but it can also tell you a lot about the contractor […]

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How Do Bees Make Honey?

You’ve likely heard at one point or another that honey is “bee vomit” but is that really true? Do all bees make honey or just a few, and of those that do…how do bees actually make honey? Let’s find out. Which bees make honey? Before we get started, first we must understand that honey is […]

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Quirky, Low Maintenance Pets

Are the kids pestering you for a cat or dog, but you’re not up to the cost (and maintenance!) of those lovely pets? Why not start with something a little simpler, like these six quirky, low maintenance pets that are sure not to “bug” you…sorry, I couldn’t resist. We’ve listed them here in order of […]

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What To Do If You Have Bed Bugs

Every day, we get calls from people with questions about bed bugs. Most people know what they are, but we also field questions like: What do bed bugs look like? Where do bed bugs come from? How do I know if I have bed bugs in my house? These questions need a little more clarification, […]

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Pest Control for Boats

For many of us lucky Floridians, summertime includes weekends and vacations on the water with family and friends. Nowhere else in the country is boating more popular than right here in Florida where water surrounds us. As a long time sailor and boating fanatic, I want to take just as much care with my boat […]

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Pest Control for RVs and Campers

When we think of pest control for our living space, we all can identify the home and workplace as obvious areas of concern. For many, though, “living space” includes a recreational vehicle! Why wouldn’t we want to protect this part-time living space just as thoroughly? Here are a few tips for pest control for RVs […]

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Controlling Mosquitoes in Your Backyard

When we think of living in idyllic Florida, the images that probably come to mind include beaches, parks, and relaxing in our own back yards. The fantastic weather we enjoy makes all this possible nearly year-round. However, there’s one thing that can interfere with these outdoor activities: mosquitoes. Besides the outright annoyance factor, why should […]

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Beautiful Bugs: Learning About Ladybugs

Ladybug, Ladybug, Fly Away Home… …and hopefully, that’s your garden!   In the world of beneficial insects, ladybugs (known as “ladybirds” in the UK) are probably the most well known after the honeybee. Many cultures consider ladybugs to be lucky omens; for instance, the Turkish name is uğur böceği, literally meaning “good luck bug.” In […]

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