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Landscaping Tips - Proper Irrigation - Bougainvillea

This is the first of 12 Landscaping Tips for a Florida-Friendly Yard, which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.

Many people in Southwest Florida make the mistake of over-watering, especially in the scorching summer months.

Who wouldn’t want a cool drink when it’s blazing hot outside?

But over-soaking your yard can cause problems for your Florida landscape. Too much water leads to shallow root systems in many plants, and shallow roots contribute to pest and disease problems for your yard.

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12 Landscaping Tips for a Florida-Friendly Yard

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On December 11th

12 Landscaping Tips for a Florida-Friendly Yard

Southwest Florida is a subtropical paradise with blue skies in winter and lush greenery all year round.

You want your landscape to be healthy and beautiful so your family can enjoy this stunning location, but knowing just what to do to keep your yard looking its best can be a challenge.

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Larue is Our Name and Education is Our Game!

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On October 29th

Have you ever wondered how to keep your grass green
or get rid of a household pest problem?

Where do you start when you want to learn more about any given topic?


I bet the first thing you do is search the Internet for free, helpful information and photos… am I right?

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As we hope you know, we’re committed to providing the highest level of service for each of the solutions we provide!

We know how important it is to you to assure your home and your family are kept safe from the pests so prevalent in Southwest Florida – especially when it comes to bed bugs!

Bedbug Free Network

We’re happy to announce our approval into the national “bedbugFREE” network which assures you know our commitment to helping you — while gaining even more mastery in our business AND being true experts in our field, too!

You can learn more about how we help with bed bug control, or you see how we protect your family, home and office from bed bugs with these helpful links:

Please feel free to give us a call, or contact us, if we can help you with any of your pest control needs.

Have a great day,



Florida New Construction Termite Protection

Did you know that the best time to start protecting your home from termites, is before it’s even built?

If you’re in the process of designing a new home, chances are termites are the furthest thing from your mind. However, now is the best time to start thinking about protecting your family and your investment from wood hungry termites. In fact, termite protection in Fort Myers and Naples is such an important part of building a safe home for you and your family to live in, that Florida building code requires termite protection in all new homes.

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Will Rugose Spiraling Whiteflies Kill My Palm Trees?

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On August 12th

Are you worried that Rugose Spiraling Whiteflies will kill your plants and palm trees?

If you’re like many homeowners in Naples, Fort Myers and their surrounding areas, landscaping is more than just a monetary investment, it’s a labor of love. Your yard is something you put a lot of time into planning and nurturing, so it can be scary to see it suddenly wilting and dropping leaves prematurely.

We understand…but don’t lose hope!   Read the rest of this entry »

Photos Courtesy of John Tann

Photos Courtesy of John Tann

There were 74 cases of West Nile virus in Florida last year, the peak of which were reported in the first week of August.

What are you doing to protect your family from mosquitoes this summer?

Many Southwest Florida communities are bordered by mangroves and tidal marshes that are prime breeding grounds for mosquitoes. With the recent heavy rains across the state, we are on the cusp of another vicious mosquito season. Read the rest of this entry »

The Truth About Palmetto Bugs in Southwest Florida

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On June 27th

I’ve heard a lot of people say that they don’t have cockroaches, they’re just “palmetto bugs”. But are they really?

Florida Woods Cockroach aka Palmetto Bug

Since it’s officially summer and calls regarding roach control are on the rise, I thought I might shed some light on our friend the palmetto bug.

The palmetto bug is also known as the Florida woods cockroach and the truth is, you aren’t very likely to see one in your home. They are what Floridians find in their saw-palmetto fan palms and cabbage palms.

Old timers originally called the Eurycotis Floridana “palmetto bugs” when they were cutting and collecting heart of palm for food. The most identifying characteristic of the true palmetto bug is the foul smell it emits when disturbed. So, If it moves slowly and stinks when you squash it, then you might have actually seen a palmetto bug. Otherwise, we’re sorry to tell you, it’s probably a bacteria carrying, virus spreading cockroach!

Now that we have that straightened out, here are the 4 most common types of roaches you WILL find in Florida homes: Read the rest of this entry »

How to Get Total Noseeum and Mosquito Control for Your Home

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On April 26th


Are you searching for ways to protect your family from noseeums (no-see-ums) and get mosquito control for your home?

Imagine enjoying your pool and patio all summer long without even needing a pool cage!

Well, I’m happy to share with you an easy way to get rid of mosquitoes and noseeums, so your family can spend quality time together outdoors all year round! Read the rest of this entry »

Gallinippers – Huge mosquitoes that pack a mean bite!

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On April 3rd

I’ve just been stabbed! No wait…it was just a mosquito bite.

Gallinipper_by_Sean McCann

Gallinipper by Sean McCann

Imagine, minding your own business, relaxing on your patio when… BAM! You feel an intense, stabbing pain shoot through your body. How shocked would you be to discover…
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