Pest Control Services for Life - Family-Friendly Pest Prevention – Larue Pest Management, Inc.

Pest Control Services for Life

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

Could your home have termites?

You may not be aware of subterranean termites in your home until they’ve caused severe damage, reducing floor joists and load-bearing beams to the equivalent of cardboard.

That’s why it’s extremely rewarding when we’re able to protect against a termite infestation with early detection during a routine inspection!

Recently our service tech, Chip Beatty, was inspecting for ants in the shrubs outside a home in Fort Myers, when he stumbled across live termites feeding on an ixoria plant. Once identified, he notified the homeowners and explained the threat subterranean termites pose to their home. Read the rest of this entry »

Termite Protection – Is Your Home Safe?

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On March 1st

Do you know how much damage termites can do to a home? The effects of a termite infestation can be devastating to a family.

Termite Damage to Floor

Your home is supposed to be a safe place for your family, but hidden behind the walls and ceiling, there may be a problem growing that you’re completely unaware of. Termite protection isn’t something people really like to think about, but that fact is living in Florida, termites are a real threat. Even if you’re living in a CBS home, the rafters in your roof are still susceptible. Read the rest of this entry »

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.

Rugose-Spiraling-Whitefly-treatment

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

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:

Termite Control

This is the 8th installment in “11 Ways to Ensure You Have the Greenest, Healthiest Lawn in Your Neighborhood which can be downloaded for FREE from our library of eBooks.

Cape Coral Pest control for your lawn is important, but we understand that you want to keep your costs as low as possible. If you suffer from…
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#5: Lawn Problems – Brown Patch Disease

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On October 19th

Lawn problems

This is the 5th installment in “11 Ways to Ensure You Have the Greenest, Healthiest Lawn in Your Neighborhood which can be downloaded for FREE from our library of eBooks.

Brown Patch Disease is a confusing name. Many bugs, critters or diseases might cause you to have lawn problems, but Brown Patch Disease is caused by…

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Ever heard the saying, “The dose makes the poison”?

This saying came from a 1550’s Swiss chemist known as “Paracelsus”.

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Do you know who you are letting in your home?

Convict

It may be just as scary to let some unknown Pest Control Technicians into your house, as it is to live with the pests that are bugging you.

When choosing safe and reliable Pest Control Technicians to come into your home, make sure the company has:

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Tip 1: Pest Inspection – Fee or Free?

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On July 14th

How much does it cost to get a Pest Inspection

Crickets

Fee or Free?

At Larue Pest Management our initial consultation is free!

We will come and inspect your home for free. Based on your home’s age and construction type and your lawn’s size and type of landscaping, we’ll help you decide which types of services you should consider.

Our complete list of services include:

If you have something bugging you and you’d like a FREE Pest Inspection, contact us online, or give us a call at (800) 314-8813. We’re happy to help!

– Keith

How to Kill Bed Bugs

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On July 8th

The great philosopher Aristotle once said, “We make war that we may live in peace.”

Blood Sucking Bed Bug

Here’s my sixth post in a series called “Bed Bugs: 12 Tips to Help You Sleep Easy.”  It’s also available as a free eBook on our Web Site at: www.LaruePest.com.

It is obvious he was referring to bed bugs.

Now, if you want to defeat your bed bug infestation, you need to understand the bed bug.

Then, and only then will you know how to kill bed bugs.

The enemy is a small, elusive and parasitic insect which belongs to the family Cimicidae. This is not the kind of family that will invite you for a hearty Thanksgiving meal when you have no place to go. Oh, they will invite you, but only so you’ll be their meal.

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