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Pest Control Services for Life

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

2012: A Great Year for Larue Pest Management

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On February 8th

We hope you had a great 2012 and are enjoying 2013 so far!

January seemed to fly by in the blink of an eye, so before 2013 is here and gone, I thought it might be nice to share some of the highlights from the past year at Larue Pest Management.

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2012 was a very successful year for us, which included: Read the rest of this entry »


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

If you’re at home, thinking “what is this freaky small gray bag hanging from my wall?” then you might have a plaster bagworm. Read the rest of this entry »

Looking for a Cape Coral Pest Control Company to Help Rid You of Your Cricket Problem?

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

The most famous cricket of all time has to be Jiminy Cricket. He has one thing in common with his nonfictional cricket friends:

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8: Looking to Get Rid of Carpenter Ants in Cape Coral?

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On July 18th

Looking to Get Rid of Carpenter Ants in Cape Coral?

This is the eighth 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 large, reddish brown ants in your home, you might have carpenter ants. These ants are often half an inch long and have chunky body parts. Their size can be intimidating and even a little freaky. Many carpenter ants are wingless, but large colonies do have ants with wings.

As their name implies, carpenter ants love wood. Unlike termites however, the Florida carpenter ant will not eat the wood in your home. Unfortunately, they love to nest in your attic and in wall voids.

In most cases, carpenter ants have a main nest outside your home in a nearby tree or stump. However, given enough time, they may establish a secondary nest inside your home. Carpenter ants prefer wood that is rotting or wet. If the wood in your house is not water damaged, you are less likely to have a problem with these ants. With proper home maintenance (fixing leaky plumbing and keeping wood painted and sealed), you will reduce your chances of an infestation.

Homeowners have a very difficult time fixing carpenter ant problems on their own because the primary nest can be hard to find. Often, you need a Cape Coral pest control professional that is knowledgeable about carpenter ant habitats and preferences to help to get rid of them permanently.

We do find it helpful when homeowners keep a careful eye on their carpenter ants before calling us. Keep notes on things like:

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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5: Get Rid of Cape Coral Fleas

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On May 23rd

Flea - Photo courtesy of Kat M Research

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

Although a flea is a tiny insect, and not that threatening on its own, when in great numbers, these little guys can really freak you out.

You may just be walking across your carpet one day, feel a tiny bite, look down, and notice little bugs jumping onto your feet. These freaky pests are especially likely if you have pets….

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4: Detering Mosquitos & Noseums in Lee County

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On May 9th

Mosquito (Anopheles_stephensi)

This is the fourth 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 lived in Lee County for several years, then you are all too familiar with mosquitos and noseums (no-see-ums). Both of these insects bite humans and leave itchy red spots behind. So what makes them different?

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2: Need to Get Rid of Palmetto Bugs in Fort Myers?

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On April 11th

Florida Woods Cockroach aka Palmetto Bug

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

In Fort Myers, you will hear a lot of people talk about Palmetto bugs. After you’ve lived in the area long enough, you realize that the term has just come to mean “really huge cockroach.”

There is actually a “true” Palmetto bug (it’s known as the Florida Woods Cockroach), however, you aren’t as likely to see that one in your home. If it moves slowly and stinks when you squash it, then it might have been a Palmetto bug. Otherwise, we’re sorry to tell you, it’s probably a cockroach!

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Commercial Pest Management – How well are you REALLY Protected?

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On February 29th

Commercial pest management provided by Larue for Goodwill.

When was the last time your business benefited from commercial pest management? Do you feel prepared?

It only takes one roach, mosquito, bed bug or termite to breach your business and lay an egg that can lead to catastrophe. While customers & clients come in and out of your doors everyday, there’s bound to be some unwanted hitch hikers.

So ask yourself….. How well is your business REALLY protected?

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