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

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 7: Deter Annoying Sugar Ants

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 6: Are Fort Myers Ticks Tickn You Off?

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

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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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3: How to Get Rid of Earwigs in Naples

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On April 25th

Earwig Photo courtesy of Flickr User Perrylane 3: How to Get Rid of Earwigs in Naples

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

The earwig is one of the creepiest looking bugs on our list, but don’t let its name scare you too much.

The name “earwig” is thought to be over 1,000 years old and originated from the belief that the bug crawled into human ears according to the Oxford English Dictionary. And it’s not just English-language speakers who were afraid of this bug!

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

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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