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

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 that if you’re truly looking for effective mosquito control, 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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Termite Awareness Week is March 15th – 21st!

How much do you know about termites?

It’s easy to feel safe from termites, but just because you haven’t seen them, doesn’t mean they aren’t there. That’s why every year the third week of March is dedicated to building awareness about the devastating effects termites can have on your home and your life.

Here’s the top 5 things you need to know about termites and termite control in Naples, Fort Myers, Cape Coral and the surrounding Southwest Florida areas:
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The 70th Anniversary of the Florida Pest Management Association

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On January 6th

Keith Ruebeling - President Florida Pest Management AssociationAs the Florida Pest Management Association embarks on their 70th Anniversary, I’m truly honored to serve this year as the organization’s 68th President.

I just want to start by thanking 2014 President Billy Riley for his outstanding leadership and dedication to serving our membership over this past year. The theme for his term…

Member Driven. Industry Focused

epitomized what the FPMA strives to accomplish.

We’re an association in existence to serve our members with a constant dedication to preserving and protecting the pest control industry. It’s so impactful in my opinion that I plan to continue using it as part of our ongoing message.

This year’s objectives will continue to be about strengthening our advocacy efforts, providing quality educational opportunities to our members and bringing our industry partners and operators together to network and fellowship.

We look forward to seeing each of our fellow pest control professionals at the upcoming FPMA Pest & Lawn Care Expo which in 2015 will feature the PestPac User Conference. We are excited about this partnership with Marathon Data Systems that will provide one incredible event for pest management professionals. If you have not yet registered please do so now!

Back by popular demand….. FPMA in Paradise is headed back to the Florida Keys! Our destination, The Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, is sure to be a hit among our attendees and their families. Fill out that vacation request form TODAY- June 22-25…do NOT miss this one!

Most importantly, we must work to define and improve the overall value that this great association can provide to all levels of memberships. I’m excited about the future of FPMA and our industry and I’m thankful for the opportunity to serve as its President.


Do you live in Fort Myers or Naples?

Are you concerned about mosquitoes spreading diseases to your family?

Well, you have good reason to be!

Viruses like West Nile and Chikungunya are making there way into the US from places like the Bahamas and Caribbean, where outbreaks are spreading quite rapidly.

At this point most of the cases are imported from people visiting those places and unknowingly bringing them back, but Lee County Mosquito Control is already busy creating a plan of attack should the problem grow in our area the way it has in other parts of the world.

The best line of defense for you and our region?

Mosquito Control

Whether it’s learning the 5 D’s of defense, installing a mosquito misting system, or signing up for a monthly mosquito reduction program, Mosquito Control should be a priority when you live in Southwest Florida.

That’s why we think it’s so important to let everyone know that each year the week of June 26 is declared National Mosquito Control Awareness Week by the American Mosquito Control Association. “Mosquito Week” is a time to educate people about the significance of mosquitoes in their daily lives and the important service provided by mosquito control workers throughout the United States and worldwide.

Below we’ve created an infographic about mosquitoes that you can feel free to share with friends and family to help spread awareness about mosquito control and protection.


Click on this image and share this mosquito infographic with your family and friends!

Interested in learning more about our professional mosquito control services in Fort Myers, Naples and throughout Southwest Florida, please contact us online or call us at (800) 314-8813.

Thank you!


12 Landscaping Tips for a Florida-Friendly Yard - Fire Ant Control 02Feel the BURN!

Fire ants are a painful fact of life in Southwest Florida.

These stinging pests can leave burning red welts, that turn into blisters and become very itchy. Children are especially susceptible to the stings and can experience major swelling if bitten.

Fortunately, you can get fire ant control and stop them from taking over your yard and your life!

Extension agents from Texas A&M University have developed a two-part approach to treating fire ants that they call the Texas Two-Step.

The first step is to use bait that contains a toxin that targets fire ants. You’ll use a method called broadcast baiting—spreading the bait around rather than targeting specific mounds.

Fire Ant ControlMake sure to spread the bait at the ideal time when the ants are most active:

  • temperatures are warm and dry
  • no rain in the forecast
  • ground and grass are not damp

Do not disturb any of the mounds before broadcast application and always use fresh bait, preferably from an unopened container. Ants will collect the granules and carry them back to the colony. Within a few weeks, the colony will die off.

Seven to ten days after the initial broadcast application, you will need to do a mound-specific treatment. You can use the bait again or one of a variety of contact insecticides, such as dusts, liquids, or aerosols, that will need to come into contact with the ant to be effective.

Fire ants are one of the most stubborn pests found in Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral and across Southwest Florida, so to permanently eliminate ants from your yard, you may need to call lawn care professionals who handle fire ant control.

Larue’s Lawn Care Program includes fire ant control with an annual treatment using Top Choice from Bayer.

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Is it just me, or is there something about Spring that makes you really want to get out and enjoy your yard?

But it can be hard to relax and enjoy when your trees look like this…

12 Landscaping Tips for a Florida-Friendly Yard-Rugose Spiraling Whitefly Palm

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

Recently, we’ve discovered a new threat to the beauty of our tropical landscapes: the Rugose Spiraling Whitefly. This particular whitefly first appeared in Florida in 2009 and is believed to have arrived from Central America. The Rugose Spiraling Whitefly can attack a wide range of host plants — from gumbo limbos and cocoplums to live oaks, mangoes, and a variety of palms.

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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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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,



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.

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