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  • Does One Mouse Mean an Infestation & Why Do I Have Mice in My Lighthouse Point, FL House?
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    Some people are under the false impression that rodents and other pests will not be a problem in the winter and colder months. The fact is that many pests are just looking for a space that they can get in that is warm and safe. Your house is a great place for many pests to enjoy. Your home can have small gaps that pests can gain access to. It is important to know what pests to be on the lookout for and what you can do if you find them in your house. Mice are a pest that you will.
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  • Danger of Norway Rats & How to Get Rid of Rodents in Your Sandalfoot Cove, FL House
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    As fall approaches your home looks more and more inviting to rats. After all it’s warm and has a never-ending supply of food. Norway rats may be one of these invaders. Norway rats are also known as brown rats, sewer rats and wharf rats, to name a few. A rat is a rat, right? Wrong. If you look for a few distinguishing features, you will know if you’re dealing with Norway rats. Norway Rat Identification Their fur is usually dark gray or brown on the backside and light gray to brown on the underside. Norway rats can be 8 to.
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  • How to Prevent Fire Ant Bites & Stings in Deerfield Beach, FL; Identification, Control & More
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    When ants intrude with their annoying behaviors, they can be all too familiar. Their laborious activity and painful pinches are notoriously known, even when they cross our paths outdoors. Most recognize an ant when they see one, since they are populated across the world. Being that fire ants are widely known across the world, especially in the southern states, we at Southeast Florida Pest Control would like to relate some of the basic information concerning fire ants to help you be more aware. Fire Ant & Mound Identification The two to four square foot, comparably large in size, irregular in.
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  • How to Prevent Bringing Bed Bugs Home from Highland Beach, FL Hotels this Summer
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    The summer months are a great time for you to take a family vacation. The kids are out of school so it is easier to sneak away than it is during the school year. Do you have a family vacation planned this summer? If you have a trip on your horizon you may be having some anxiety about having bed bugs in the hotel that you choose to stay in. Southwest Florida Pest Control wants to give you some tips today on how to avoid bed bugs. Bed Bug Registry As you are planning your trip you can actually check.
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  • How to Get Rid of Subterranean Termites in Parkland, FL; Identification of Termite Caste & More
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    Over the years you have probably heard at least one horror story of termites invading someone’s house and causing severe damage. There are tons of stories that you can find of people that had to move out of their house for months while termite damage was repaired. You probably know that having termites in your home is dangerous. But do you know anything else about termites? There is more than one type of termite group. Today we are going to talk about subterranean termites. Identification of Termite Colony Castes Let’s start by talking about what subterranean termites look like. In.
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  • How to Get Rid of Swarming Drywood Termites in Boca Raton, FL; Identification, Signs & More
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    People travel to Florida from all over the world thanks to our favorable, year round weather. Unfortunately, tourists and residents aren’t the only ones soaking up our Southern Sun. Termites can be found here year round. In most places that experience colder Winters, termites disappear for a time. Not here though. Termite activity slows down in the Winter time but they are still ever present. With Spring being right around the corner, termites are about to come out in full force. Most Florida residents know what signs to watch for to identify termites. But if you’re new to the area.
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  • Can Dogs & Cats Get Fleas During Winter in Palm Springs, FL? How to Get Rid of Flea Pests
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    Our weather conditions here are favorable for fleas year round. Our high levels of humidity and rather warm winters leave us vulnerable to pest infestations all year long. Fleas are one of those pests that seem to never leave us alone. They pester our pets, us and infest our homes in large numbers in a very short amount of time. If you have pets, you have probably had to combat fleas more than once in your lifetime. Fleas can be rather difficult to get rid of if you don’t know what you’re doing. Today, we will offer some helpful tips.
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  • How to Get Rid of German, American, Oriental & Asian Cockroaches in Lake Worth, FL
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    The weather in Florida brings visitors from all over, and all visitors are welcome, except one, pests such as cockroaches. Cockroaches are not only a major nuisance, they can spread disease. They can make you sick with symptoms that include nasal congestion to diarrhea, asthmatic reactions to severe dehydration to the point that you may require a hospital stay. Florida Roaches Identification Florida is home to four main types of cockroaches: 1. German cockroach. An adult measures ½ to ⅝ of an inch. They are pale to medium brown in color with two dark stripes on their thorax. They have.
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  • How to Prevent Bringing Bed Bug Hitchhikers Home from Hotels & Vacations in Lantana, FL
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    Bed bugs are small, oval, brownish insects that live on the blood of humans. Adult bed bugs have flat bodies that are about the size of an apple seed. Their bodies will swell and become reddish in color after they have had a feeding. They do not fly but can move rather quickly. Female bed bugs can lay hundreds of eggs over her lifetime. Each egg is about the size of a speck of dust. Bed Bug Hitchhikers Bed bugs are a problem across the United States. A recent study by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) reported that 99.6%.
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  • Where Do Roof Rats Live During the Day in Wellington, FL? Tips for Getting Rid of Rodents
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    Here in South Florida the rodent that frequently causes the most havoc is the roof rat. Roof rats are known by a variety of names including black rats, palm rats, fruit rats, ship rats, and Alexandrian rats. They got the name roof rat because they like to make their shelter in the upper parts of buildings. Their scientific name is Rattus rattus. They originated in Southeast Asia but can now be found throughout the world. Coastal states and seaports frequently have a large number of roof rats. What Do Roof Rats Look Like? Roof rats are brown in color with.
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  • Why Are Africanized Killer Honey Bees a Problem in Oakland Park, FL? Bee Attacks & More
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    How did they get here? Africanized honey bees (AHB) look a lot like other honey bees because they are the result of local Brazilian bees breeding with bees from southern Africa. This occurred when Brazilian scientists brought bees in from southern Africa hoping to breed bees that could adapt to tropical conditions and produce more honey. Several escaped and bred with local honey bees and the rest is history. Unfortunately, they actually produce five times less honey than European bees and are very dangerous. Africanized honey bees are ¾ inches long, just like regular bees and they have fuzzy brown.
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  • It’s Florida Mosquito Season; Why Are Mosquitoes So Bad this Year in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL?
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    There are some pests that will give you a run for your money. They can become a huge infestation that you will be stuck dealing with. There are other pests that are a problem because of the damage that they can cause to your home and property. Termites are one of the pests that silently seem to take down exposed wood in your home for a long time before you may realize they are there. Cockroaches reproduce at an alarming rate that can turn a few into a hundred in no time at all. Although these are all pests that.
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  • Signs of Asian & Formosan Subterranean Termites in Sunrise, FL; Swarmers, Mud Tubes & More
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    Florida’s temperate and humid conditions provide a bigger risk of pest activity compared to other parts of the United States and the lack of a cold season lets these pests thrive and multiply all year long. Asian and Formosan termites were believed to have made their way to Florida on ships and boats. They don’t consume much more wood than any other termite species, but the colonies they form can be in the millions. They come fast and in huge numbers to deliver a massive hit to a structure in very little time. Identification of Formosan & Asian Termites Formosan.
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  • Signs & How to Get Rid of Carpenter Ant Infestations in the Walls of Your Tamarac, FL House
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    Any insect that will cause structural damage to your home is a nightmare for homeowners. Each year, wood destroying insects cost homeowners thousands of dollars in property damage. Carpenter ants are one of those pests that can wreak havoc on your home or business if they are left to their devices. This is why it’s so important to be aware of the signs that indicate you have a carpenter ant problem early on. Southeast Florida Pest Control is here to share some information on carpenter ants so you can have the information you need to keep your home safe from.
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  • What Attracts Silverfish & How to Get Rid of These Occasional Pests in Pompano Beach, FL
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    Silverfish are considered nuisance pests and just like their namesake they are described as having a silver metallic like appearance and shape that is similar to that of a fish. Silverfish are about 1/2 an inch in length with three long extensions on their rear ends. Although silverfish have no wings and are unable to fly they are able to move very quickly. Silverfish have a tendency to hide so they could be causing damage that may initially go unnoticed. What Attracts Silverfish? Silverfish are capable of surviving in a wide variety of conditions but they prefer to live in.
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  • How to Get Rid of Mice in Kitchens, Walls & Other Places in Your Margate, FL House or Apartment
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    Finding a mouse in your home is unsettling because one mouse means you likely have many more. Almost one third of Americans admit to having had issues with mice. This statistic makes it a good idea to prepare for the invasion that may be coming your way. Knowing a little about how they behave can be useful to keep them out of your home. Facts About House Mice in Your Home 1. Cheese isn’t the best food to catch mice! This is a surprise. The cartoons we grew up on have misled us! Cheese is not their first choice for.
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  • How to Get Rid of Norway, Roof & Wood Rats Inside & Outside Your Coral Springs, FL House
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    Rats are among the most common rodent in Florida and the most likely to invade your home or business. Rats are known to spread diseases and ailments, along with ruining food supplies and causing extensive damage to structures, utility lines, and personal property. Florida is home to the Roof Rat, Norway Rat and Wood Rat species. At this time, we at Southeast Florida Pest Control would like to take the opportunity to briefly discuss the basics of these rats found in our area. Rat Species Found in Florida; Norway, Roof & Wood Rats Norway Rats: These rats generally have shaggy.
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  • Cockroach FAQ in Ocean Ridge, FL; Why Do I Have Roaches in My Clean House & More
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    There are many cockroaches trolling homes and businesses in the world and Florida is no exception. Considering the grotesque appearance and the gross habits, cockroaches are notoriously known, but there are some basics people are not clear on. With that in mind, we at SE Florida Pest Control have compiled a short list of frequently asked questions concerning cockroaches. Cockroach FAQ Q: What do roaches come from? A: Cockroaches don’t require a lot of space to squeeze their bodies through. In fact, young roaches can wiggle their way in through a crack measuring about 1/64 inches wide to crawl while.
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  • How to Prevent & Get Rid of Fire Ants in Your Lighthouse Point, FL House & Yard
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    As the seasons begin to cool, many pests become less of a problem since many will die off or hibernate during the winter. However certain pests can become increasingly invasive especially during the fall. Fire ants are one of those invasive pests that you want to prepare and begin controlling by fall. Southeast Florida Pest Control will share more about fire ants and how you can keep them out of your home this fall. What Time of Year Are Fire Ants Most Active? It has been said that fire ants are particularly intrusive and most active during the fall and.
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  • How to Avoid Bed Bugs While Sleeping in Sandalfoot Cove, FL Hotel Rooms
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    The summer months are heavy with travel. Everyone has their breaks from school and families are getting together to enrich relationships and see new places. When you have to deal with bed bug infestations, it can ruin your vacation in a hurry. Giving your hotel room a thorough inspection before settling down for the stay is key in avoiding bed bug infestations. Southeast Florida Pest Control is here to teach you some tricks when inspecting your hotel so you don’t miss any cracks and crevices that bed bugs might be hiding in. Bed Bugs Aren’t Usually Found in Bathrooms Unlike.
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