Announcing Our New Lawn & Shrub Care Program

Well, it has been a long time in the making, but we have finally arrived! The Universal team has been quietly working to develop a new service that provides the same high-quality results our customers have come to expect from our pest control, termite treatment, and fumigation services. I would like to introduce you to […]

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How to Prepare Your Home for Tent Fumigation

Few things can annoy homeowners quite as much as discovering drywood termites in their homes. Given enough time, these nasty little critters have the potential to cause thousands of dollars of damage. Unlike other unwanted insects, drywood termites don’t bite, spread disease, sting, or contaminate food. Instead, they invade the wooden structure of your house […]

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The Plight of the Monarch Butterfly

Monarch butterflies are a subject of increasing interest, not only for their beauty but sadly, for their state. This species has experienced tremendous population impact over the last several decades, and in order to make a difference, we must learn more about them.  Here are a few highlights of what I discovered in my research. […]

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Identifying and Removing Mud Dauber Wasps in Florida

Do Wasps Have Any Redeeming Value or Do They Just Suck is one of our all-time most popular blog posts, and in it we mention a variety called the mud dauber. They’re quite common in Florida, so I thought I’d dedicate a whole post to understanding these little beasties.  What are Mud Daubers? “Mud dauber” […]

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A Troubling Trend That Brand New Home Buyers Should Know

Today I’d like to talk about subterranean termite bonds. While not a very “exciting” subject, perhaps, it’s an important one to be aware of as a homeowner—especially if you are purchasing a brand new home or building yourself. Depending on the practices of the builder, you may suffer some serious consequences down the line. To […]

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Universal in the Community

As some of our long time customers will know, Universal Pest Control has been in business in the Daytona/Ormond area for over 25 years. As a result, we take great pride in our community, and consider it an important company value to stay involved and help how we can. You can be part of our […]

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Year in Review: 2020

With the holidays upon us and 2021 right around the corner, it is difficult not to reflect on 2020 and what it has meant for the Universal Pest Control family. As it did for everyone, 2020 began like any other year–but as Covid-19 spread, it forced the first of many changes to our day-to-day operations. […]

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The Miracle of the Christmas…Spider?

In October, we explored spider myths and legends from around the world, and there was one I think is worth retelling for Christmas: the legend of the Christmas spider. This legend is most often cited from Germany or Ukraine, and could even be an origin tale for tinsel! In becoming more familiar with this story […]

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Bon Appetit: Edible Insects on the Rise

It’s up to you, dear reader, to decide if this piece is appropriate or inappropriate in light of Thanksgiving this week—but either way, I hope you find it interesting and informative! While the trend hasn’t necessarily hit mainstream news, insect farming for human consumption is on the rise. The practice of eating insects, entomophagy, has been […]

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Spider Myths and Legends From Around the World

Halloween is in just a few days, so it’s time to get scary! If you suffer from arachnophobia, then proceed with caution because today’s blog is all about our creepy eight-legged friends.  Spiders are a popular theme during Halloween because they lurk in dark corners, have a connection to witches, and sometimes are just plain […]

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