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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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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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