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Pest Control Services for Life

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

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 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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What Diseases Do Mosquitoes Carry in Florida?

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On May 20th

If you’re planning to visit or move to the Fort Myers or Naples area, you may have asked yourself this very important question…

“What diseases do mosquitoes carry in Florida?”

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

While many of us are irritated by the itchy, red bumps that mosquito bites cause, we easily forget that we are also in danger of mosquito-borne illnesses that these insects can carry and transmit to humans.

Although it is rare for someone in Southwest Florida to contract one of these illnesses, we think education is the best form of prevention. At Larue, we hope that mosquito disease awareness will help you remember to be cautious and thoughtful when you are outdoors.

Below are the top three diseases that mosquitoes carry in Florida that we think you should learn about:

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Southwest Florida Mosquitoes – Why Do Mosquitoes Bite?

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On May 7th

Can you imagine life in Southwest Florida without mosquito control? But why do mosquitoes bite anyway? Are they just mean and out to get you for no reason?

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

Well, the truth is, only female mosquitoes bite.

Their mouths are designed to be able to pierce your skin and suck the nutrients from your blood that allow them to produce eggs.

Human blood is thick and tends to coagulate when it’s exposed to air, but the mosquito works around this problem by injecting saliva into your body at the site of the bite. This fluid is an anticoagulant, which lets your blood flow freely. Unfortunately, this process is what makes your skin itchy and inflamed where the mosquito has bitten you. It’s also how mosquitoes spread diseases to humans and animals.

Some people may feel like their getting bitten more than others, and that may be true! Mosquitoes have been proven to be more attracted to people who are:

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The name “mosquito” is believed to derive from the words “little fly,” but when one bites, it might not feel so small!

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

Even though we use one word to describe all of them, there are actually over 3,000 different species of mosquitoes.

Two types of mosquitoes found in Southwest Florida are:

  1. Freshwater Mosquitoes
  2. Salt Marsh Mosquitoes

Freshwater mosquitoes require standing water to lay their eggs, and if it doesn’t rain enough to allow for water

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Southwest Florida Mosquitoes – 7 Things You Need to Know!

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On April 9th

Southwest-Florida-Mosquitoes-Pest-ControlDo you have a major mosquito problem on your hands?

Do you live in the Fort Myers or Naples area and you’re considering a mosquito control system for your home?

Southwest Florida is a beautiful place to live! We get to enjoy so much sunshine and lush greenery year-round, but for some people, living here can be a challenge when it comes to bugs and insects. Mosquitoes are the most common pest to plague area residents, especially during the summer.

While you may feel helpless, your not powerless! There are some smart precautions you can take to minimize the threat of mosquitoes ruining your outdoor fun.

Over the next few months, our series of blog posts will be aim to teach you the ins and outs of mosquito control in Fort Myers, Naples and their surrounding areas, including:

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As if we didn’t have enough to worry about, now there are teenage mutant ninja termites roaming South Florida?

OK, so maybe they aren’t exactly teenage ninjas, but hybrid “super-termites” they could be!

Asian and Formosan hybrid by Thomas Chouvenc-University of Florida

The male Asian subterranean termite (brown abdomen) and the female Formosan subterranean termite (orange abdomen) are surrounded by their hybrid offspring (eggs, larvae, workers, soldiers) in an eight-month-old colony. Thomas Chouvenc/University of Florida



You’ve heard me say time and time again that termites cost nearly $5 billion in damage every year – more than fire, storms and earthquakes combined, but that number may soon change… and not for the better!

The Asian and Formosan species of subterranean termites are not native to Florida and are two of the most destructive termite species in the world. It’s been a challenge learning how to control termites of these species because of how quickly each of them multiply on their own, but now researchers are saying that the hybrid colonies are reproducing at nearly double the rate!

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