Category Archives: Occasional Pests

Here Come The Cicada’s-Has it Been 17 Years Already?

I have only experienced the deafening sounds and all out emergence of the cicadas once. In looking back at the time lines it could not have been the 17 year cicada but instead the 13 year invasion that made my … Continue reading

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Carpet Beetle Treatment

Carpet beetles can be one of the most difficult pests to treat but it used to be a lot worse. As close to an omnivore as you can get, carpet beetles have a knack of finding food in some of … Continue reading

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Chinese drywall and Brown Stink bugs

Apparently we have two things in which to thank China for of late. #1 is all that lovely drywall they created that is making homes across America simply unlivable and for their gift of the brown stinkbug back in 1998. … Continue reading

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Bug Doctor Minute;The Pest Magnet In Your Yard

Fruit tress are a treasure to most people and there’s nothing like just picked mulberries on your cereal or freshly squeezed orange juice in the morning. In Florida citrus trees are just about everywhere and it’s not uncommon for my … Continue reading

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Dry out those springtails

It’s usually this time of year we get many calls for tiny masses of bugs that are covering bathroom or kitchen floors. We hardly need to even go out to take a look once the caller says they think they … Continue reading

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Misconceptions and how to treat head lice

Did you know the word lice is plural for louse? I guess that little factoid is great for a trivia game but it hardly helps when you find a louse or lice on you or your child. Having lice is … Continue reading

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Do bugs hibernate?

The term for this characteristic of insects is called ‘over-wintering’ and it’s just one of the many fascinating aspects of a bugs life. Continue reading

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Fox

the elusive fox was something we rarely got. I never thought of trapping or hunting as pest control back then, it was really just a way to earn income which we were hard pressed for at the time. Continue reading

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Lawn shrimp and Forrest Gumps day off

Terrestrial Amphipods (Lawn shrimp) are relatives of Hermit crabs and more traditional sea creatures we think of but have adapted to live on land and do just fine Continue reading

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When pests cross the property line

One of the more difficult problems in pest control is stopping bugs that come from a neighbors property. No matter how many old pesticide cans you get from the shed and spray you just can’t get to the source. In many instances the best you can achieve is to keep it at a low roar but that often changes if the conditions next door change too. Continue reading

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Whiteflies-What to do?

I’m not an alarmist nor have I hugged any Sycamores lately but responsible pest control is something you should expect from someone who’s been doing this for 26 years. Continue reading

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Spitting devils are just a walking stick

If you do need to move one or spray for some reason, don’t get to close, you’re liable to irritate it and get sprayed at. This may cause you to invent a new name for this bug and do we really need that? Continue reading

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Lightning Bugs

The harmless bug was only trying to attract a mate but we would spend countless hours in amazement and wonder as to how such an amazing creature came to be. Continue reading

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Are there grasshoppers in Heaven?

So this must mean that that when I make it to the pearly gates I’ll be out of a job but if I want to enjoy a little slice of Heaven now, I can just go out on the front porch. Continue reading

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