Yellow Jackets, Wasps, and Bees

Yellow jackets and bees are common in Florida but many people don’t know which insect they’re dealing with when they encounter them. It’s important to know the difference, because their nature is different, as well as their sting. Also, having a nest of yellowjackets in your yard can present a real danger. Yellowjackets are a type of wasp that nests on the ground, so they…

What are the Costs for Animal Removal?

A small opening, loose flashing, or missing pieces of soffit can all provide access to safety and shelter in your home for many types of animals. Here in Florida that can include raccoons, squirrels, skunks, opossums, and rodents. County animal control agencies typically don’t provide any help with those types of animals. Each county is different but they usually only catch loose cats and dogs.…

Rat Extermination Will Prevent Diseases

Rat populations can grow and easily get out of control anywhere. Vacant lots that have grown up, older homes with a lot of oak trees, and restaurants are just a few places that attract rats. They aren’t just a nasty animal, they are a very serious health risk to people because of the diseases they carry and can potentially spread. New Orleans has been trapping…

When Raccoons Are More Than a Nuisance

Raccoons are awfully cute but there are reasons to not want them near your home or property. The main reasons are because they can create a bit of a mess getting into your garbage, cause damage if they get inside your home, and they carry diseases that can spread to cats and other animals. Because raccoons are a major carrier of distemper, when they’re infected…

Winter Brings Rats, Mice, and Pests Indoors

Rats, mice, and other rodents love a warm house just as much as we do. So when the weather outside starts turning cooler, they start looking for a way in. You may need to pay more attention to rat and mouse control and being sure they don’t have access to your attic, basement or crawl space, or even sheds. It’s much easier to keep them out…

Why You Should Remove a Bee or Wasp Nest

Cool, crisp fall weather is a welcome relief in Tampa Bay, but one thing homeowners may notice is more aggressiveness from wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets. When the temperatures get cooler and their dietary needs change from protein and carbs to foods with more sugar, they may become aggressive as they seek out foods like sweet sodas and ripe fruit. Wasps have a tendency to turn aggressive…

When Squirrels are Being Pests

There are four types of squirrels commonly found in Florida – the Southern Flying Squirrel, Mexican Gray Squirrel, Fox Squirrel, and the Eastern Gray Squirrel. They’re also called tree squirrels and because they typically spend most of their time in trees. It doesn’t matter which type you see around your house, all of them can become a pest that you may need to deal with. Some…

Why Nuisance Wildlife Removal May Be Needed

Nuisance wildlife removal has unfortunately become more necessary as we encroach more and more into their territory. The term nuisance wildlife is used when referring to animals who live in our area but are now encroaching into our homes or causing damage to property. Why does this happen? Obviously there will always be wild animals and we wouldn’t want a world where they didn’t exist, but what…

Tips to Help Keep Roaches Away

There are very few pests that can cause the same reaction that roaches do. Everyone hates them and for good reason. There’s nothing good about them, they’re dirty, and they carry germs and diseases. You certainly don’t want them in your home or business. Roaches have been around for a very long time and they’re a fact of life when you live in Florida. There…

When You Need a Rat Exterminator for Your Home

Rat removal from your attic Do you have rats getting in your house or attic? Seeing signs of holes chewed bags or boxes of food or hearing them scratching above you at night? Rats are dirty animals and leave droppings behind to contaminate your home. It may be time to call a rat exterminator. One of the most obvious methods of getting rid of rats…