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Archive for March, 2012

1: Need to Get Rid of Silverfish in Cape Coral?

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On March 28th

Silverfish (Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Contributor Alvesgaspar)

This is the first installment of 15 Household Bugs in SW Florida That May Freak You Out which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.

If you have a freaky looking bug in your house that bears a slight resemblance to the
aliens in the movie Men In Black, then you might have silverfish. They’re quite common in Cape Coral and all of Southwest Florida for that matter. This bug has also been described as looking fish-like (obviously!) or like a very small, skinny, gray cockroach with a tapered end. Their coloration changes as they age; they start out white, but look silvery as they age because of the scales on their bodies. They are less than an inch long.

You also might realize that nasty bug is a silverfish based on where you find it in your house. Silverfish can digest cellulose, meaning that a cardboard box full of old books in the attic is a prime spot to find them. They also like flour, dry pasta and boxes of cereal.

Florida homes – as well as those in other parts of the southern U.S. – are especially vulnerable to these pests, because they like the warm weather and high humidity.

To prevent silverfish from getting a foothold in your house, use the following tips:

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Assorted Pests

Since 1978, our Fort Myers pest control company has received numerous calls over the years from homeowners just like you, freaked out because of some creepy crawly that ventured into their home, garage, or lanai…and that’s perfectly fine with us. That’s what we’re here for! From ants and mosquitoes to roaches and crickets…we continue to receive plenty of calls asking us to “Please get rid of these bugs…whatever they are!”

So if you happen to see a bug in or near your home (or business) and you’re not sure what it is, you’ll be happy to know that we’ll be sharing 15 Household bugs in SW Florida that may Freak You Out over the next few months! You’ll learn about common (and not so common) pests around our area such as:

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