How to Avoid Bugs in Your Christmas Tree

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! In the spirit of the season, my brother recently forwarded to me a Facebook post that addressed how to avoid bugs in your live Christmas tree. My relationship with technology being what it is, the link promptly disappeared, and I can no longer locate it. Instead, I […]

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Reflecting on 2019

As we approach the end of the year, I’ve spent some time reflecting on our business and the changes we’ve seen since 2018. I also find it a valuable opportunity to think about our goals for the future and make plans for 2020. The Support to Succeed For a while now, I’ve been actively engaged […]

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The Next Great Nontoxic Pesticide Could Be In Your Fridge

At Universal, one of our core company values is to effectively eliminate pest problems while making the smallest possible impact on the surrounding natural environment. My team and I believe that all humans are stewards of the environment, charged with protecting and preserving it to the extent that we can. In the field of pest […]

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Shoo Fly, Don’t Bother Me! How To Get Rid of Flies

As the weather in Florida (sort of) begins to cool down, we’re able to spend more time with doors and windows open and turn the air conditioning off. The vast majority of us have screened in windows and doors, thanks to the “Official Unofficial” State Bird of Florida (the mosquito). Still, in cases where doors […]

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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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