Getting to Know Carpenter Bees

Springtime in Florida can bring with it more to homeowners than just blue skies and flower blossoms. It can also mean carpenter bees. Carpenter bees are problematic nationwide but are of particular interest to Floridians living in homes with wood trim, eaves, or fences. These features are the perfect habitat for carpenter bees, which bring […]

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How to Get Rid of Ants

The biggest pest problem faced by most Florida homeowners this year is ants. If you’re seeing ants in your home and want to get rid of them, all you need to do is follow a few easy steps. Don’t be tempted to use that can of aerosol bug spray on the shelf. It will only […]

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Preparing for Termites Swarming Season

Those of us who have lived in east central Florida for any length of time know that as soon the temperature nears 80 degrees in the spring, something happens. It’s coming. SWARMING SEASON. Yes indeed; on the first warm spring day, Mother Nature will flip the switch and subterranean termites will begin to swarm. Springtime […]

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Identifying & Getting Rid Of Fleas

January is such a great time of year—a fresh start, boosted motivation, excitement for the future, and… fleas ?! Yes, right around January and through the spring our phone starts ringing off the hook with calls about these pesky critters. Their small size is hardly indicative of the level of vexation they can cause you, […]

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Marine Pest Control

When I am on the dock I am often asked about Marine Pest Control… The answer is not as easy as it sounds… Not all products used in home Products can be harmful to the environment and to people if used in the small confines of a boat And, the most effective products are expensive […]

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Florida Realtor: Learn How Universal Pest Control Can Help You and Homeowners

Facilitating the sale of real estate is a serious matter involving many details. A realtor must schedule and respond to the needs of buyers, sellers, banks, appraisers, inspectors and more. At Universal Pest Control, our staff is sensitive to the needs of area realtors. From the first call to our office to schedule a Wood […]

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Eliminating Pantry Pests

Preventing Pests in Your Pantry and Kitchen “Waiter, there’s a fly in my soup…and in the flour…and in the rice?! YUCK! Pantry pests!” “Pantry pest” is a general term we in the pest control industry use to describe bugs commonly found in stored food items. The most common pests we encounter in Florida are the […]

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How to Rid Your Home of Palmetto Bugs

Say Goodbye to Palmetto Bugs For Good American roaches, known in central Florida as palmetto bugs, can sometimes be a problem for homeowners. Although they prefer to be outdoors, they will sometimes make their way into your home. Three things make palmetto bugs such a nuisance: They’re big They’re very fast They can fly If […]

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How to Choose a Pest Control Company

Choosing a Daytona pest control company isn’t as easy as looking online and finding the cheapest contractor available. At least, it shouldn’t be. Choosing a pest control company is much more important than that. The contractor you choose will be working inside your home with products that could affect the health of your family. Hiring […]

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How to Develop A “Green” Pest Control Program For Your Home

What is considered eco-friendly pest control? During a recent conversation with an acquaintance, the subject turned to the environment and pest control. This do-it-yourselfer asked, “I want to be eco-friendly. What is the best approach to keep my home pest-free while still respecting the environment?” This wasn’t the first time I’ve heard this question and […]

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