Fun Facts about Lovebugs

FUN FACTS ABOUT LOVEBUGS These pesky little creatures come around in large numbers creating chaos, awkward conversations between parents and small kids, and generally annoying everyone around them. Sounds a little like Spring Breakers, doesn’t it? 😊 Maybe so, but today we are talking about Lovebugs. Let’s take a fun, factful, and light-hearted look at these pests. Oh, and just …

3 Things to Consider BEFORE Doing Your Own Pest Control

DIY Pest Control

“My husband insists that he can take care of the bugs himself, but they always come back!” – Wives all over the nation Unfortunately, we’ve heard it a million times. People are always looking for a way to save a buck by handling projects themselves. Sometimes this is a good thing…and sometimes it’s not. In the case of managing your …

What Are These Yellow Stripey Pests?

Different types of bees

Many people wonder what those yellow stripey things are that harass us all summer long. Today we break down each one and give you an easy-to-understand (and somewhat light-hearted) snapshot of their personalities. 😊 Carpenter Bee Carpenter Bees get their common name from their nesting habits: small carpenter bees excavate tunnels in pithy stems of various bushes; large carpenter bees …

How Much Do Mosquito Treatments Cost in Fort Myers, Florida?

Just like us, mosquitoes love the weather here in Florida! They thrive in our subtropical climate, which can make it difficult to fully enjoy the outdoors. Even though they are here year-round, expect the peak of mosquito season in Fort Myers, Florida to be April through October.  During this time, these annoying invaders are in their prime, attacking our arms …

Are You Magnetically Attracted To Mosquitoes?

Mosquito bite on arm

Have you ever said to yourself, “Mosquitos seem to hunt me down!” Believe it or not, there is some truth to this statement. It’s actually a combination of factors that contribute to these little ankle biters following you around that outdoor barbeque. Let’s look at a few to discover why mosquitoes find you especially delicious. Why Do Mosquitoes Bite? The …

The 70th Anniversary of the Florida Pest Management Association

As 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 …

Larue is Our Name and Education is Our Game!

Have you ever wondered how to keep your grass green or get rid of a household pest problem? Where do you start when you want to learn more about any given topic? I bet the first thing you do is search the Internet for free, helpful information and photos… am I right?

Bed Bug Control – We’ve joined the National bedbugFREE Network!

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! We’re happy to announce our …

The Truth About Palmetto Bugs in Southwest Florida

Palmetto Bug size

I’ve heard many people say that they don’t have cockroaches, they’re just “palmetto bugs”. But are they really? 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 …

Gallinippers – Huge mosquitoes that pack a mean bite!

I’ve just been stabbed! No wait…it was just a mosquito bite. Imagine, minding your own business, relaxing on your patio when… BAM! You feel an intense, stabbing pain shoot through your body. How shocked would you be to discover…