May, 2014

Protecting Against Ticks

The summer is upon us, and more and more people are turning to the outdoors for entertainment. Whether you are going camping or just taking your dog on a walk through the woods, there is a possibility you could come home with a little more than you bargained for – specifically, a tick. Ticks carry diseases, some of which can be fatal. How can you protect against ticks this summer season? Protect against ticks this summer season Use products with 20% DEET or higher on skin and clothing R...

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Advantage Pest 5/29/2014 11:11:00 AM Comments(0)

Surviving Lovebug Season

If you have lived in Florida for any length of time, you realize that, much like summer, lovebug season is an inevitable part of the year. Generally, lovebugs fly into our state twice a year – during late spring, from around mid April through May, and then again in fall, as the heat begins to fade in September. While lovebugs are harmless to humans, they can definitely be a nuisance. Often times they will fly in people’s faces when they are enjoying an outdoor activity, or swarm aro...

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Advantage Pest 5/7/2014 3:06:00 PM Comments(0)

Warm Weather Tips for Pest Prevention

After many ups and downs this winter, the warm weather may be here to stay – and with the warm weather come many bugs, including carpenter ants, termites, ticks and others. How can you prevent these small creatures from becoming a problem? Lawn Care. Keeping your lawn cut and trim, and removing any leaf debris promptly, can help significantly cut down in bug issues. Trim trees and bushes around your home so they do not come into contact with the building. Often times, bugs can pass direct...

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Advantage Pest 5/6/2014 10:04:00 AM Comments(0)

Are cockroaches invading your home?

Did you know? There are more than 3,500 species of cockroaches in the world – and 70 of these species call Florida their home. These roaches can be difficult to kill, and will often invade homes no matter how clean you keep them or what precautions you take. So how can you help protect your home from cockroaches? First, you need to understand these creatures. They are generally nocturnal, preferring to come out at night. They are also not social insects, although you can often find them hi...

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Advantage Pest 5/6/2014 9:32:00 AM Comments(0)