We all know the facts about the serious destruction that termites can cause in your home or office building. You’ve researched the warning signs and may even have a termite control company on call. But, in addition to their incredible ability to wreak havoc on your home, there are some more creepy details about these pests that you may not have heard before.
Anyone outside the southeast may already be moving into fall, and while it technically is fall already, we in Florida will be hanging on to summer (and hurricane season) for at least the next month or so. Fall in Florida often ushers in slightly lower temperatures (mid 80’s instead of mid 90's) but no shortage of rain thanks to the fact that hurricane season lasts through the entire month of October. And with all of the risks associated with hurricane season also comes soggy, humid yards that are a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
In today’s highly technical world you can control just about anything from the smart phone in your pocket. From monitoring your home security system, to tracking your heart rate or blood sugar levels, it is clear that we live in the age of "smart" technology. And as each year passes more and more of the technology we use makes its way into our cell phones and other smart devices. So why not smart irrigation? You love your lawn and work so hard to maintain it, now you can track your progress from anywhere.
It comes as no surprise to us that homeowners are looking for a permanent solution to their termite woes. No one wants the pressure of managing an ongoing battle with termites and the potential risk of serious damage to their home. So, what termite solution do most homeowners seek when trying to put into their termite problems?
There is no shortage when it comes to local home service companies. From pool cleaning to pest control you can find dozens of people offering the same service at varying prices. So in the midst of all that noise, how do you choose the right service for your family? Pest control is a particularly important service (especially in the state of Florida) as an ineffective job may leave you with a house full of unwanted bugs. Not every company in your town will be up for the job.
Are you trying to sell your home? Or maybe you’re just hoping to slowly update it so that it will sell easily should you choose to put it on the market in the future. Either way, there is no question that the installation of a new irrigation system will increase the value of your home.
No pests are good pests, but there are certain kinds that can seriously upset certain non-human members of your household. We’re talking about fleas, and if you have a dog or cat, you know that they can be notoriously difficult to control. You do all of the right things, buy all the right medicines but somehow they just keep coming back. Well, chances are the problem lies in your grass.
There’s no question what’s happening when you see a home in your neighborhood covered in colorful tarps. You know that for one reason or another that home is being fumigated. And when you live in Florida you can bet your money on the fact that the fumigation is hoping to eradicate termites from the structure.
Sometimes, no matter how effectively you follow watering and mowing guidelines you just can't seem to keep your grass looking green and healthy. You’ve tried all the tricks, tips, and old wives tales and you find yourself at a loss. It’s almost as if something down below is eating your lawn. Well, it just might be. There are sneaky pests that love to make their home under the leafy blades of your front yard and they can wreak havoc on your turf costing you tons of time and money.
Is it just us, or are cockroaches some of the grossest bugs around? And the truth is, some (but not all) cockroaches are dirty and carry diseases that they pick up from their environment and track through your home on their bodies. So there is a good reason to want them out of your house. Plus, cockroaches are known for triggering allergies and even asthma in people living in infested homes. I think we can all agree that roaches are less than desirable housemates, but are your pest control methods enough to send them packing?