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Common Indoor Flies

FliesTypes You’ll Find in Florida and More Nothing is more annoying that a fly buzzing around your head, especially if you’re indoors! There are a variety of flies that like to hang around in your home for obvious reasons – it’s warm, there’s food, and they have shelter. But the last thing you want is an infestation of indoor flies at your Florida property. Identifying what pest you’re dealing with and why it’s there are the first steps in making sure your home is fly-free. Here are some common indoor flies that you may find, what they look like, and why they’ve decided to take up residence with you. House Flies House flies might be the most well-known insect. Whenever someone says “fly,” this is the type that likely comes to mind. They’re shades of gray or black in color and have a single pair of wings. Their bodies are a...
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What Are Paper Product Pests?

SilverfishA Look at Booklice and Other Paper Pests When you think about needing to rid your home of pests, creatures that feed on paper may not be at the forefront of your mind. However, these annoying creatures can cause real damage around your home. Paper product pests are insects that feed on paper stored around your home. This could be anything from old bills to rare books and more. It’s likely that you have some valuable paper – whether monetarily or emotionally – sharing space with you. Protecting that is important. Additionally, no one wants to cohabitate with creepy crawly pests! Here are some types of paper product pests and ways that you can suss them out. Booklice Also known as paperlice or psocids, booklice can be found on papers, books, furniture, or walls. Though these creatures are commonly referred to as lice, they aren’t actually a type of lice because...
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The Different Types of Spiders That Can Be Found in Florida

SpidersWhat to Do About An Infestation Perhaps one of the most polarizing creepy crawly creatures in the insect world is the spider. A popular image for Halloween decoration, these are some of the most well-known insects in the world. Some people keep them as pets while others screech at the sight of the smallest arachnid. Whether you love them or hate them, spiders can cause problems around your home if they’re left to thrive. These multi-legged pests can be both a help and hinderance at properties in Florida, but if you have an infestation, they can cause more harm than good. Spiders come in two very important categories: non-venomous and venomous to humans though either can cause issues around your property.  Non-Venomous One of the most common spiders in Florida, the wolf spider, is thankfully non-venomous, though some people mistake it for the venomous recluse. The wolf spider gets its name...
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Earwigs and Other Florida Fall Pests

SpidersKeeping Creepy Crawlers Out of Your Home Unfortunately, pests of all sorts can be a problem year-round, especially in temperate climates like Florida. As fall hits full swing, a myriad of creepy creatures can descend upon your property and cause significant trouble. One of those pesky pests is the earwig. The folklore surrounding these creepy crawlers leads many to believe that they’ll crawl into your ear to feast on your brain. Thankfully, this is just a scary story that’s been handed down from olden times. While earwigs, and other fall pests, won’t take up residence in your head, they can cause quite the headache when it comes to your home. Here’s what you need to know about earwigs and other fall pests in Florida during this time of year. What are earwigs? These pests can be found throughout the country and earned their moniker through false pretenses. Earwigs got their name...
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What are Centipedes and Where Can They be Found?

CentipedesHere’s What You Should Know You may’ve been startled by them. You may have heard that you should never kill them. You might even like them. Centipedes are feared and, sometimes, misunderstood. These creepy crawlers can be a nuisance for Florida homeowners for a variety of reasons aside from their startling appearance. If they infest your home, it’s likely that other pests have set up residence there, too. Additionally, centipedes bite! The toxins they release with the bite are unpleasant, though they won’t kill you. Many people insist that if you see a centipede in your house, you shouldn’t kill it because it eats other more bothersome insects. While that is mostly true, no one really wants these multi-legged creatures crawling around their home or, even worse, biting its inhabitants. Here’s what you need to know about centipedes in Florida and how to handle them. Types of Centipedes While a variety...
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