IPM Pest Control Blog

Do You Have Termites? Signs To Watch For

Termite infestations can cause serious damage to a home’s structure, costing homeowners unforeseen money and time. Plus, it’s just plain gross knowing there are literally thousands of insects crawling around your home’s walls. That’s why it is important to monitor your home for signs of a termite infestation, as these colonies spread quickly. In some species,the queen lays up to 40,000 eggs per day! Knowing exactly how to check your home for termites is part of general household pest control … READ MORE

4 Major Termite Infestation Prevention Mistakes to Avoid

When it comes to termite control, many homeowners think they have a good enough knowledge of general household pest control to avoid calling an exterminator and do the job themselves. While some people may know how to keep termites away from their home, most people are unaware of the several common mistakes that actually have the opposite effect and invite termites in. According to some estimates, over $2 billion are spent annually in the U.S. controlling or preventing termite infestations. … READ MORE

Guide To Keeping Termites Out

Most people are too caught up in their day-to-day lives to worry about pest infestations, but they are much more common than you would think. One of the most common and fastest spreading infestations is termites. Considering that queens of certain termite species lay up to 40,000 eggs per day, it doesn’t give you much time to take action once an infestation occurs. 20% of homeowners claim that termites are their main concern when it comes to pests. Here are … READ MORE

Signs You Have a Rodent Problem (And What to Do About It)

Even when you live in Florida, winters can get a bit chilly. When temperatures start to drop, pests tend to find refuge in our nice, toasty homes. But while one mouse may not seem like a big issue, it could easily become one. After all, a female mouse may have five to 10 litters (consisting of five to six offspring) in a single year. That means your house could very quickly become infested with rodents. Since rodents carry dangerous bacteria … READ MORE

Are Termites Active in the Winter?

In Florida’s warm climate, termites can appear year round. While termites typically burrow underground during the colder months of the year, Florida is warm enough to keep termites happy in residential homes. And since a queen termite can lay up to 40,000 eggs in a single day, termite infestation control is extremely important — especially in warm climates where they are most active. Even so, spring and summer are when most insects, including termites, are most active. But if you … READ MORE

Prevent Pest Infestation In Your Home With These 3 Tips

When it comes to pests, humans are extremely outnumbered. Scientists estimate that for every one human being, there are at least 1.5 million ants on the planet — and that’s only for ants. When ants, termites, bed bugs, or any other kind of pest get inside of your home and start spreading, any homeowner will start panicking. Not to worry, though. There are a number of ways to oust your unwanted guests, including hiring a house call pest control company. … READ MORE

Mosquito Control for Associations

Florida is home to the mosquitoes that transmit yellow fever, malaria, chikungunya, dengue and various encephalitis viruses. Over the years, the state has made great progress in reducing the population of these mosquitoes thereby preventing epidemics of these diseases from occurring. In the early 1900’s hundreds of miles of ditches were dug to drain swamps and pesticide spray programs were initiated. Today, both a research facility and sixty one (61) Mosquito Control Districts exist that utilize water management, surveillance, collection … READ MORE

When Trees Get Trumped

Many Associations choose Canary Island Date Palms to line their entranceways as no other palm provides a more majestic, formal, tropical appearance to a landscape. Although subject to all the major diseases and insect problems in our area, they are generally considered a low maintenance palm. Recent failures however have led to the discussion as to whether or not the costs of these palms are worth the investment. The following items concerning the care of these palms should be adhered … READ MORE

IPM Exterminators

Southern Florida is basically heaven on earth to a wide variety of pests. Our climate is hot, humid, and wet, we have many bodies of standing water, and the winters here are extremely mild. If you own property anywhere in Boca Raton, then it’s inevitable that nuisance pests like fire ants, bees, termites, flies, rodents, and bed bugs will try to invade your property. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Florida is also home to a growing number of invasive … READ MORE

Canary Island Date Palms

Many Associations choose Canary Island Date Palms to line their entranceways as no other palm provides a more majestic, formal, tropical appearance to a landscape. Although subject to all the major diseases and insect problems in our area, they are generally considered a low maintenance palm. Recent failures however have led to the discussion as to whether or not the costs of these palms are worth the investment. The following items concerning the care of these palms should be adhered … READ MORE

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