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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 name “mosquito” is believed to derive from the words “little fly,” but when one bites, it might not feel so small!

Mosquito Control Systems Naples Fort Myers

This is the first of 7 Things YOU Need to Know About Southwest Florida Mosquitoes, a FREE eBook provided by Larue Pest Management, Inc.

Even though we use one word to describe all of them, there are actually over 3,000 different species of mosquitoes.

Two types of mosquitoes found in Southwest Florida are:

  1. Freshwater Mosquitoes
  2. Salt Marsh Mosquitoes

Freshwater mosquitoes require standing water to lay their eggs, and if it doesn’t rain enough to allow for water

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Landscaping Design Tip #12 – How to Attract Florida Wildlife

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On August 1st

Would you like to know how to attract more Florida wildlife in your own backyard?

Landscaping Tips - How to Attract Florida Wildlife

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

A beautiful, well-maintained landscape can be a gift not just to your family, but also to the many creatures that share our South Florida environment. Consider tailoring your yard to attract some of the many butterflies and birds that call this area home and you will have a miraculous site to share with your loved ones.

To attract local wildlife, plant trees, shrubs, and vines that these creatures seek out. Florida is home to more than 100 species of butterflies, and they are often attracted to brightly colored flowers that are large enough to permit easy landings. These universal nectar sources would make beautiful additions to your landscape: Read the rest of this entry »

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!


Mosquito Control | Fort Myers NaplesIf you live in Southwest Florida, you know that mosquito and noseeum control can be frustrating!

Have your cookouts been filled with that particular chorus of buzzing and slapping we all know?

How many of your evenings outdoors have ended with bites and stings? Sometimes it feels like we’re being eaten alive right here in paradise!

And while noseeums are just plain annoying, mosquitoes can be a serious threat to the health of you and your family by spreading diseases like West Nile Virus and the Chikungunya Virus (which was recently reported right here in Fort Myers).

Thankfully you have options in the battle to protect your family and control mosquitoes and noseeums on your property. Here are some landscaping tips on how you can keep them from ruining your family time outside… Read the rest of this entry »

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.

We understand…but don’t lose hope!   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 »

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 »

Florida’s Natural Pest Control: Dragonflies

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On November 20th


Band-winged dragonlet female

Female band-winged dragonlet (Erythrodiplax umbrata)

From the tiny Eastern Amberwing, to the flamboyant Halloween Pennant, dragonflies are some of the most important and charismatic beneficial bugs. They’re indiscriminate predators of many pest insects, including mosquitoes, flies, ants and wasps.

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