Pest Control Services for Life - Family-Friendly Pest Prevention – Larue Pest Management, Inc.

Pest Control Services for Life

Family-Friendly Pest Prevention – Larue Pest Management, Inc.

This is a guest blog post from Larue’s Director of Business Relations, Marin Asher.

Lee County Mosquito Control – We Appreciate You!

Living in Southwest Florida, we’re fortunate to have tax dollars that are dedicated to monitoring and controlling the mosquito populations in what is most definitely prime breeding grounds for them. I have family members who live in another state where no such control exists and they say that it can be quite unbearable outside during the summer.

Last week I spotted a Lee County Mosquito Control truck pulled over near a path that followed a small winding creek. I decided to stop and take a moment to learn more about who was helping ensure my neighborhood is protected… and also get their predictions for how bad the mosquitoes will be this summer. 😉



I started down the path and soon met up with Billy. I couldn’t have asked for a friendlier person out there protecting my family from mosquitoes! Billy has worked for Lee County Mosquito Control for many years and actually comes from a family who used to own a pest control business in Fort Myers, Florida.

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Extreme Drought Continues in Southwest Florida

If you live in Cape Coral, Fort Myers or Naples, you’ve probably noticed that it’s been a while since we’ve had a really good rainfall.

WGCU Southwest Florida – Severe Drought Developing in Florida

Florida’s drought has been so bad that the Southwest Florida Water Management District is alerting homeowners of upcoming changes to local watering restrictions.

On April 14th, the City of Cape Coral issued a Notice of Emergency – Stage I Water Shortage and announced that effective April 21st, a one-day watering schedule is mandatory for all residents and businesses in Cape Coral using City irrigation or private wells for watering lawn and landscape.  Read the rest of this entry »

Wondering what days you can turn your sprinklers on in Collier County?

Larue Irrigation Services are here to help!

Here are the Year-Round Irrigation Restrictions for Naples, Marco Island and Everglades City in Collier County, Florida:

Established Landscape Irrigation:

ODD Numbered Addresses
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from midnight to 10 A.M. and/or 4 P.M. to midnight

EVEN Numbered Address / No Address
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from midnight to 10 A.M. and/or 4 P.M. to midnight

NO IRRIGATION
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or any time on Fridays

Watering may be conducted at any time if you’re using low volume irrigation, micro-irrigation, rain barrels, cisterns, or other similar rain harvesting devices.

Are there any exceptions to Watering Restrictions in Collier County?

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Have you ever wondered “What days can I water my lawn in Lee County?”

Not to fear, Larue Irrigation Services has your answer!

Here are the Year-Round Irrigation Restrictions for Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and Sanibel in Lee County, Florida:

ODD Numbered Addresses
Wednesdays and/or Saturdays from midnight to 9 A.M. and/or 5 P.M. to midnight

EVEN Numbered Address / No Address
Thursdays and/or Sundays from midnight to 9 A.M. and/or 5 P.M. to midnight

NO IRRIGATION
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or any time Mondays, Tuesdays or Fridays

Are there exceptions to Watering Restrictions in Lee County?

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5 Things You Need to Know About Zika in Southwest Florida

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On August 25th

Have you heard about the most recent case of the Collier County teenager who tested positive for Zika? Are you worried about living in, or visiting a place, where Zika is a concern?

Zike Virus Southwest Florida

Since 2015, cases of Zika virus have been growing at an alarming rate in Latin America and the Caribbean, leaving many Florida residents to wonder…

Could we be next?

Florida now has over 400 documented Zika infections, but that Collier County news story is an example of how it’s hitting closer and closer to home.

Here are 5 things you need to know when it comes to the Zika virus and your family:

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2015 – A GREAT Year for Larue Pest Management

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On January 6th

New-Year-2016

It’s hard to believe it’s 2016 already!

The last year seemed to fly by in the blink of an eye, so I thought it might be nice to share some of the highlights from 2015 at Larue Pest Management, which included:

  1. Becoming President of the Florida Pest Management Association.
  2. Termite protection for nearly 500 homes and 174,837 linear square feet of area in Fort Myers and the surrounding areas.
  3. Releasing our Free eBook: 7 Things YOU Need to Know About Southwest Florida Mosquitoes.
  4. Receiving an Angie’s List Super Service Award for the company’s high level of customer satisfaction and positive reviews.
  5. Title sponsorship, along with Pool Pros, Inc, of the 2015 Annual Golf Classic which grossed over $50,000, benefitting the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Inc. to help support Lee County education, business and civic growth programs.
  6. Supporting charities like Our Mother’s Home of Southwest Florida and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast.
  7. Adding a satellite office in south Fort Myers to better serve our lawn care and pest control clients in the Naples and the surrounding areas.

2016 is promising to be a monumental year, as Larue Pest Management celebrates 38 years offering lawn care, irrigation and pest control in Fort Myers and all of Lee, Collier, Hendry and Charlotte counties. We’re looking forward to helping many more residents better enjoy their homes and lawns, by not worrying about pests and yard work. We’re also proud to continue showing our support for many worthy organizations that are helping make our community and the world a better place!

Interested in getting the green lawn you’ve always dreamed of, or thinking it might be time to inspect your home for termites or other pests? Check out our free ebook library for more information on preventing termites, or how to get green, healthy looking grass. For questions or a free inspection, call Larue at 1-800-314-8813 or contact us online now.

-Keith

Mosquito Control Systems

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On November 4th

Southwest Florida Mosquites

Want to be outside with minimal mosquito interference? Here are a few mosquito control methods you can try…

This is the final installment of 7 Things YOU Need to Know About Southwest Florida Mosquitoes, a FREE eBook provided by Larue Pest Management, Inc.

First of all, we just want to tell you that if you’re truly looking for effective mosquito control, don’t bother with bug zappers that use with UV light, as they only attract bugs that are drawn to light, NOT mosquitoes. You’ll end up killing beetles, moths and other innocent bugs. Mosquitoes just don’t respond to it.

Citronella candles and tiki torches are common tools in the fight against mosquitoes. Since the odor is what repels mosquitoes, you may have to sit close to the candle for it to protect you. Citronella is most effective in small areas without wind and won’t work very well in large, open areas.

If you’re serious about getting a mosquito control system for you home, Larue offers two Residential Mosquito Control Options:

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The Best Mosquito Control Checklist for Your Home

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On August 25th

Looking for ways to make sure your yard isn’t a breeding ground for mosquitoes?

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This is the 6th of 7 Things YOU Need to Know About Southwest Florida Mosquitoes, a FREE eBook provided by Larue Pest Management, Inc.

Did you know that you have the power to control mosquitoes around your home?

While your efforts may not match the effects of the county’s mosquito control program, you can still help reduce mosquitoes in your yard by eliminating potential breeding spots.

Here’s a The Best Mosquito Control Checklist for Your Home:

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Treating Mosquito Bites

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On July 17th

So, you tried hard to not get bit, but somehow you ended up with itchy, little mosquito bites?

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This is the fifth of 7 Things YOU Need to Know About Southwest Florida Mosquitoes, a FREE eBook provided by Larue Pest Management, Inc.

Many bug bites that are thought to have been caused by a mosquito may actually have been the handiwork of other insects or bugs. Because mosquitoes are so common in Southwest Florida, it’s fair to say that they get the majority of the blame.

In most cases, treating mosquito bites will work the same way you would treat any other bug bite. Your symptoms (itching, redness and swelling at the site of the bite) may last as long as a week, but you have a few different options for dealing with the irritation.

Here are 15 unique ways to treat your mosquito bites:

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How do I prevent mosquito bites?

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On June 11th

You’re peacefully enjoying the beauty of the setting sun, when a familiar buzzzzzz enters your ear. It’s quickly followed up by a painful, annoying bite on your arm, then your ankle and once again you’re forced to retreat indoors.

Sound familiar? If you live in the Fort Myers or Naples area, you’ve probably wondered…

“How do I prevent mosquito bites?”

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This is the fourth of 7 Things YOU Need to Know About Southwest Florida Mosquitoes, a FREE eBook provided by Larue Pest Management, Inc.

How in the world do you prevent mosquito bites when you live in a place where they’re around every corner?

Preventing mosquito bites in Southwest Florida can be a challenge, but taking a few precautions can save you a lot of pain in the long run!

Mosquito bites are most common at dawn and dusk, but bites can occur at any time of the day. It makes sense to avoid staying outdoors for long periods of time around dawn and dusk and be especially cautious in heavily wooded areas.

When you need to be outside, wear light-colored clothing, long-sleeve shirts and pants will provide extra protection and avoid wearing perfumes or scented lotions.

Insect repellants are a great way of preventing mosquito bites when you are spending time in your yard and the Center for Disease Control recommends products that contain the following active ingredients:

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