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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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A Look at the Species of Millipedes in Florida

MillipedesWhy They Could Mean Trouble for Your Property No one wants creepy crawly critters milling about their home. Millipedes fall into that category with their segmented bodies and multiple legs and can cause trouble around your home and property, aside from the creep factor. These slow-moving burrows are found throughout the country, and in Florida, there are more than 50 species ready to wreak havoc on your property. Thankfully, only a few of these species are found in high numbers in the Sunshine State, but that doesn’t make them any less of a nuisance. Millipedes tend to migrate in large numbers, so once you’ve got them, you’ve got a lot of them. But what exactly are these creatures and how do you get rid of them? What They Are Often, property owners get centipedes and millipedes confused. While both belong to the Myriapoda group, they have their differences. Millipedes are known...
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Bats in Florida

flying-batWhat to Do If You Find One is home to a variety of creatures. Some that you might be top of mind when you think of the Sunshine State are bats but in fact at least 13 species of bats can be found here. While bats can provide a crucial benefit to the environment by being a natural pest controller, they can still pose some risks. Just a few decades ago, bats were seen as incredibly dangerous, but as of late, people have started to embrace them and their abilities to keep a variety of pests under control. Some people even go as far as building bat houses on their property to encourage bats to thrive. However, whatever your feelings about these flying creatures, you may at some point in your life have to call a pest professional to deal with them. To understand when bats may become a problem instead...
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Best Mowing Practices

Turf CareHow to Keep Lawn Healthy in Florida Living in Florida provides a plethora of benefits – temperate weather, access to a variety natural spaces, and, of course, lots of sunshine. When you live here, you get another benefit – and that’s a beautiful, healthy-looking lawn year-round, that is if you take care of it properly. While some months can be harsher than others, your grass typically looks its best if you follow a simple set of rules that take into consideration the climate of the state. Appropriate mowing procedures are at the heart of any comprehensive lawn care plan, but other things come into play, too. Here are some things you can do to ensure that your lawn will be at its best no matter what the weather or year throws at you. Mow on the Right Schedule Florida summers bring lots of precipitation which, in turn, makes grass grow at...
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Tips for Watering Your Lawn

TurfAre You Doing It Right? Once you become a homeowner, having a nice lawn brings a certain sense of pride. No one wants to be that house on the block with the either overgrown or completely dead-looking grass surrounding their otherwise lovely home. A simple way to keep your lawn looking fresh and well cared for is to ensure you’re watering it properly. With the humidity of the Florida climate, you may think you don’t need to pay much attention to how irrigated your lawn is, however, even Floridians have to focus on proper lawn watering and care to keep their grass looking its best. Enough or Too Much? Watering is crucial to maintaining a healthy lawn, nearly no matter where you live. But figuring out the right amount of water your lawn needs can be tricky. You’d expect with the heat of the summer that your grass can’t get enough...
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