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Pest Control Services for Life

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

2015 – A GREAT Year for Larue Pest Management

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On January 6th

New-Year-2016

It’s hard to believe it’s 2016 already!

The last year seemed to fly by in the blink of an eye, so I thought it might be nice to share some of the highlights from 2015 at Larue Pest Management, which included:

  1. Becoming President of the Florida Pest Management Association.
  2. Termite protection for nearly 500 homes and 174,837 linear square feet of area in Fort Myers and the surrounding areas.
  3. Releasing our Free eBook: 7 Things YOU Need to Know About Southwest Florida Mosquitoes.
  4. Receiving an Angie’s List Super Service Award for the company’s high level of customer satisfaction and positive reviews.
  5. Title sponsorship, along with Pool Pros, Inc, of the 2015 Annual Golf Classic which grossed over $50,000, benefitting the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Inc. to help support Lee County education, business and civic growth programs.
  6. Supporting charities like Our Mother’s Home of Southwest Florida and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast.
  7. Adding a satellite office in south Fort Myers to better serve our lawn care and pest control clients in the Naples and the surrounding areas.

2016 is promising to be a monumental year, as Larue Pest Management celebrates 38 years offering lawn care, irrigation and pest control in Fort Myers and all of Lee, Collier, Hendry and Charlotte counties. We’re looking forward to helping many more residents better enjoy their homes and lawns, by not worrying about pests and yard work. We’re also proud to continue showing our support for many worthy organizations that are helping make our community and the world a better place!

Interested in getting the green lawn you’ve always dreamed of, or thinking it might be time to inspect your home for termites or other pests? Check out our free ebook library for more information on preventing termites, or how to get green, healthy looking grass. For questions or a free inspection, call Larue at 1-800-314-8813 or contact us online now.

-Keith

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 »

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:

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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Termite Control

This is the 7th of 7 Tips to Prevent Termites from Eating You Out of House & Home which can be downloaded for FREE from my library of eBooks.

There is a Nobel Prize winning scientist named Steven Chu that has discovered a termite control method that turns them from being home eating pests, to a limitless fuel source. He’s not claiming that termites can save the world. However, he does believe that they can lead to cheap, clean-burning, and virtually limitless fuel.

The US Department of Energy is currently researching ways to replace fossil fuels with renewable sources of cleaner energy. Termites are considered a possible way to reach this goal through something called metagenomics (the study of metagenomes, genetic material recovered directly from environmental samples).

So, how is it possible to turn these pests into power sources?

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Sentricon System

This is the 3rd of 7 Tips to Prevent Termites from Eating You Out of House & Home which can be downloaded for FREE from my library of eBooks.

Disclaimer: I am a professionally trained termite exterminator. On this particular issue, I am CLEARLY biased. 🙂 With that said, I still believe that it’s important to empower you to learn how to exterminate termites, should you choose to do it yourself.

There are two common treatment methods that exterminators will use. If you can get your hands on either of these treatments, I wish you the best of luck. But I will say that termite inspections and treatment methods can be highly specialized procedures, so be extremely careful. Otherwise leave it up to a QualityPro certified termite exterminator who has specific tools and techniques for inspection and application of materials.

Subterranean termite treatments are generally broken down into two categories:

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Flying Termites

This is the 2nd of 7 Tips to Prevent Termites from Eating You Out of House & Home which can be downloaded for FREE from my library of eBooks.

Learning the difference between flying termites and flying ants during the Spring swarming season in Florida can be difficult. Often, winged ants can resemble the winged-swarming termite.

For example, BOTH termites and ants…

  • Are small with 6 legs, a head, thorax, and abdomen
  • Have species that can be tiny or big
  • Have queens who lay eggs and kings who fertilize them
  • Have a worker caste who do most of the running around and hauling
  • Have soldiers who defend the nest

Now, when it comes to species, ants far outnumber termites in the variety. There are about 4,000 species of termites, but ants have close to 14,000!

Although they have many similarities, ants and termites do have some distinctive differences. If you know these differences, it is actually quite easy to decipher flying termites from flying ants and you won’t even need a microscope.

When the bug is standing relatively still, look for these characteristics.

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Pictures of termites (Two Queens and Workers)

This is the 1st of 7 Tips to Prevent Termites from Eating You Out of House & Home which can be downloaded for FREE from my library of eBooks.

During the course of this series, you’ll see many pictures of termites (like the one above) so if you get grossed out easily, you may find it difficult to read the rest of my blog posts. You’ve been forewarned :). So before we launch into the wonderful world of termites, you should have a firm understanding of what these creatures are and the purpose they serve in nature.

Termites are social creatures who look out for their own, and are very family-centric. In fact, they live with several hundred to several million family members who all work together to find cellulose food sources that will grow the colony.

I’m sure you love your family as much as I love mine. But could you imagine living with that many family members? Ugh. 🙁

As you are probably aware, these little creatures can be very successful in their foraging efforts, using a cooperation called “swarm intelligence”. In fact, they are so successful in these food hunting systems that they can LITERALLY eat you out of house and home…hence the title of my new eBook.

A typical termite colony includes the following members:

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