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Archive for June, 2012

7: Deter Annoying Sugar Ants

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On June 20th

Pharaoh Ant worker with sugar crystal (Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia User Julian Szulc)

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

Despite their name, sugar ants aren’t sweet – they’re a pain! In fact, they aren’t actually sugar ants at all. These ants are part of a species with the common name of pharaoh ants.

However, since this type of ant’s diet consists mainly of sweets, people have given them the nickname “sugar ants”. These ants are often found trailing their way to food items in your cabinets containing sugar, or will even gather around a drop of something or crumb of food on your counter.

Every year, we see several Florida homes that have these small little pests. If you have tiny black ants that don’t bite, you might have sugar ants (pharaoh ants).

Another clue that you have pharaoh ants: Do you keep killing the ants and they seem to come back no matter what?

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6: Are Fort Myers Ticks Tick’n You Off?

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On June 6th

Tick (Photo Courtesy of Andre Karwath)

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

Ticks are one of the freakiest bugs on our list, not because of their appearance, but because of their ability to transmit disease. They are carriers of many infections, including Lyme disease. Most Fort Myers ticks do not carry the disease, but it’s important to know about it as a precaution.

Lyme disease includes symptoms like fever, chills, headache and fatigue. Early symptoms may also include itchiness, fainting and muscle pain. It’s important to go to a doctor right away if you have symptoms of Lyme disease. When it it treated early with antibiotics, Lyme disease will be knocked out. However, if left untreated, symptoms can become more severe. Damage to the joints, heart and nervous system disorders may occur.

In Fort Myers, ticks are most active from October to May. Here are the best ways to prevent ticks from from biting you

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