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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What Are Drywood Termites?

Termites. The word often strikes fear into the heart of any homeowner. A tent full of poison over their home? Nasty little creatures gnawing away in the night? Drywood termites are undoubtedly unpleasant to think about, and can become a genuine problem for homeowners. The good news is that they can be easily prevented if […]

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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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The Basics of Marine Pest Control

As a long time sailor and Florida resident, I enjoy spending a lot of my free time out on the water. When I’m on the dock, by the very nature of my profession I am often asked about Marine Pest Control. How can I prevent pests on my boat? As we always say, the best […]

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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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