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FAQ

Will rain wash away the treatment?

To the contrary- many of the products we use are moisture-resistant after they have been applied and dried.

What odors attract rats?

BBQ grills, pet food and pet waste!

Can over watering a lawn cause a fungus?

Yes, over watering can cause a fungal disease in a lawn. Fungus thrives in warm temperatures and high humidity.

Why do I see opossums digging in my lawn?

If you are seeing opossums digging in your lawn, they are most likely looking for small insects to eat.

When is the best time to water your lawn?

The best time to water your lawn is in the early morning hours. Watering in the late afternoon or late morning may damage your lawn if it extends the time it is naturally wet from the dew. This extended period can produce and increase diseases.

Should you clean before an exterminator comes?

We recommend cleaning food debris, clean under appliances, and empty trash cans.

Can rats carry other insects as they travel?

Yes, rats are know to be a main carry of mites, ticks and fleas as they travel and roam.

What is the life expectancy of a palmetto bug?

Palmetto bugs can live up to one year and even longer sometimes.

What does evidence of subterranean termites look like?

Generally they show evidence of tunneling into the wood and they create what are known as "mud tubes".

What is the difference between subterranean termites and drywood termites?

Drywood termites prefer very dry wood. Subterranean termites require moist living environments and live mostly in soil.

What type of termites do we deal with in Florida?

Subterranean termites and drywood termites

Why are ants attracted to my pets food?

Ants are attracted to pet food because of the nutrients that are in the food.

How often do rats reproduce?

A rat reaches sexual maturity between 8-10 weeks. On an average they produce between 8-18 rat pups every 21-23 days!

Do I need pest control in Florida all year?

Yes, pest control is recommended to be perform all year in Florida. Florida is a very damp and humid state that insects thrive on. Having pest control performed throughout the entire year will help minimize problems and prevent future problems.

Should I fertilize my palm trees?

Yes, palm trees need to be fertilized three to four times a year with a granular slow release fertilizer.

What are signs that you have white fly?

If you are noticing dying trees, hedges, dropping of yellow leaves, oddly shaped growth or sap falling from trees you may have a white fly problem.

What types of ants are native to Florida?

Ghost ants, fire ants, carpenter ants, crazy ants, big-headed ants, white-footed ants.

What types of ants are navtive to Florida?

Ghost ants, fire ants, carpenter ants, crazy ants, big-headed ants, white-footed ants.

Are your products safe for indoor use?

Insects come from outside. Our job is to do most of our baiting and treating OUTSIDE first and with minimal sprays/products inside. But yes, all of the products we use are labeled safe for indoor and outdoor use.

How do you get rid of insects and keep them from returning?

The key is to identify the insect and then use the most appropriate products. Once we eliminate the issue, prevention and regular treatments are essential.

What are german roaches attracted to?

German roaches are scavengers and are attracted to food debris. They are most active at night and do most of their foraging, then.

How often should I have pest control service?

Bimonthly (every other month) service is usually the most efficient

What attracts palmetto bugs?

Palmetto bugs are attracted to moist and humid areas typically in your bathroom and kitchen.

When are rats most active?

At night and during cold months

Is pest control really necessary?

Well in Florida it's more necessity than preventative. We live in a very humid climate conducive to unwanted visitors like ants, roaches, silverfish and spiders.

When do ants invade the inside?

When colonies build up on the outside

When are rats more active?

Colder months.