How Do You Know If You Have Termites?

How Do You Know If You Have Termites?

Did you know that most insurance plans don’t cover termite repairs or treatment? You want to make sure that you use preventive measures to avoid termite damage especially since your home is usually your largest asset. Termites – How Do You Know If You Have Them? Since termites live underground and in the walls of… Read More

Do You Know the Difference Between Subterranean vs Drywood Termites?

Do You Know the Difference Between Subterranean vs Drywood Termites?

As you probably have heard by now, a swarm of Subterranean Termites are here in the Tampa Bay area and they will continue on and off until April. Then, in May, we will see Drywood Termites Do you know the difference between Subterranean Termites and Drywood Termites? Major Difference Subterranean termites reside in the ground, while drywood termites nest… Read More

Protect Yourself from the Swarm of Subterranean Termites

Protect Yourself from the Swarm of Subterranean Termites

A swarm of Subterranean Termites arrived in the Tampa Bay area a couple of weeks ago and they will continue on and off until April. What are Subterranean Termites? University of Florida IFAS Extension just re-published “Pests in and around the Southern Home”. Wai-Han Chan, P.G. Koehler, and C.L. Tucker with University of Florida explain… Read More

What Pest Can Carry Over 33 Types of Bacteria and Six Species of Parasite?

What Pest Can Carry Over 33 Types of Bacteria and Six Species of Parasite?

Cockroaches According to Pestworld.org, the official website of the National Pest Management Association, cockroaches have been found to carry over 33 types of bacteria and six species of parasite which can be extremely dangerous to humans If an unknowing person consumes food contaminated by cockroaches, it can cause food poisoning, and/or gastroenteritis. Common symptoms include… Read More

What Pest Has 90 Pairs of Legs and Is It Toxic?

What Pest Has 90 Pairs of Legs and Is It Toxic?

It is called a Millipede. Millipedes are sometimes called “thousand-leggers” because of their many pairs of legs, but they can actually have anywhere from 30 – 90+ pairs of legs, depending on the species. The leggiest is Illacme plenipes, which can have more than 333 pairs of legs and is found near Silicon Valley per… Read More

Mosquito Repelling Plants

Mosquito Repelling Plants

Did you know that some plants will repel mosquitoes? With Spring is just around the corner for us in Clearwater. The rains and mosquitoes will soon be upon us. Now is a perfect time to start thinking about planting some mosquito repelling plants to help reduce the population in your yard. Most of these plants… Read More