Jul 182011
 

Have you been seeing a lot of spiders in and around your home? We will get rid of them as well as all of the other little creepy crawlers that they feed on inside your home.  We will also place a barrier outside to keep them all from coming back in.

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Call us today to get an appointment to rid your home of spiders.

Spider Removal: Black Widow

Black widow are somewhat timid, they are usually found by accident when someone reaches into secluded areas or pulls on rarely used clothing.  If you happen to be working in construction or maintenance or any other field that may require you to lift boards, firewood, or reach into storage boxes it is recommended that you wear gloves in order to prevent being bitten by a hidden ones. Also, be sure to check any clothing that has been lying around in a garage, shed, or truck before putting it on as they may have taken up residence within it.

Miami, Florida is home to three widow spider species and they are:

Southern Black Widow: Most common of the native widow type. It is the representation of the classic widow, occurring in every normal widow habitat. It’s glossy jet black body and legs are very distinctive as is the noticeable red hourglass marking on the abdomen’s underside. If you’re close enough you can also observe a red spot that is located directly behind and above the spinnerets.

Northern Black Widow: Very similar to the classic black widow, the Norther Black widow but has two markings in a triangle shape (broken hourglass) rather than a ‘complete’ hourglass marking and has red spots running in a row down its back. You will find a web that belongs to this particular widow at the very end of a low tree branch and will be an unsightly, tangled web.

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Brown Widow Spiders in Miami can pose a great risk to those with weakened immune systems.

Brown Widow: The brown widow is not always brown, like the name would suggest. It can be white or almost black or in between. However, the most common coloring is a slight brown with an orange hourglass instead of red. The legs are banded and vary in color between light and dark with white spots in a row along its back and a few stripes on either side of it.

If you were to come across a brown widow that had a darker coloring you likely wouldn’t be able to distinguish the type of  so easily in comparison to a black widow.

Pest Control: Brown Recluse

The Brown Recluse is another dangerous one found in the area.  As it’s name implies, it is usually brown, though the color may vary.  In addition it has a dark violin-shaped mark that has lended to it being nicknamed the fiddleback. The brown recluse will often hide out in the secluded areas of your garage or basement. Like the black widow, the brown recluse generally will not bite humans unless it feels threatened. This is why it’s important to always wear gloves when reaching somewhere that you cannot see.

For more information on Black Widows, Brown Recluses and others, please check out the Florida Department of State Health Services website here.

Jun 292011
 
Miami rodents

Rodents are very intelligent and can be difficult to catch.

If you suspect you have rats or mice then we can understand you are likely not a happy person and just want them gone. If you notice them early enough it isn’t as hard to get rid of them. However, if they have been around for awhile and you simply hadn’t seen them or any signs of them until now, you might expect it to take a little more to eliminate them all.

Rodent Control Services

Along with being disgusting, rats and mice can also pose a health hazard to your family. According to the CDC, mice and rats have been documented to carry:

  • Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
  • Lassa Fever
  • Leptospirosis
  • Plague
  • Salmonellosis
  • Rat-Bite Fever
  • Tularemia

Diseased or not, having a rat on your property will be annoying and can quickly contaminate your food and belongings, surfaces, flooring; anything and everything they come into contact with. They chew to keep their teeth short and don’t care what they chew on; walls, cables, furniture, boxes, food packaging, etc.

Miami rodents

Notice how rats and mice can squeeze through very small holes.

There are likely many points on your property where the rats or mice are getting inside and you have likely seen these entry points. So why are they still there? You probably figured there was no way they could fit through it but you could be wrong; just look at the image to the left! It’s important to find these possible spots to fix them immediately to prevent more rodents, and who knows what other insects and pests, from invading your property. If you need help trying to figure out where your they are entering, our pest control experts can help and have the experience that will help you seal up your home completely from invasive pests.

A rodent inspection

This will help our exterminators determine how serious the situation is and upon request can help you figure out their means of entry inside your property. Call us today to schedule an appointment or learn more about our quality  services.

Jun 292011
 
Bed Bugs Miami

Be very cautious about bringing second hand furniture into your home. These are a prime spot for bed bugs and roaches.

Bed Bugs Removal

We take pride in protecting the residents from bed bugs. It appears that Miami, like many US cities, is seeing a rise in infestations. We aren’t experts so we can’t say what caused this increase, but could likely be attributed to  increased world travel, used furniture that is already infested when you buy it, and living within close proximity of your neighbors.

They are one of those pests that you just can’t seem to ignore, no matter how much you try. While you are asleep, they come out to feed on you, thus the phrase, “Goodnight, don’t let the bed bugs bite.” They feed on humans by using its stylet that enables them to saw through tissue in order to find blood vessels. You will then be fed on for 5 to 10 minutes before they returns to its hiding place in the seams of the mattress or in between the boards of the headboard. People who have been bit by them will often see swelling and intense itching, which is caused by the saliva of them that is injected during the feeding.

Quality Bed Bug Inspection

They are good at staying hidden so you may not notice them at first. They are nocturnal and they are also able to hide easily due to their small size which allows them to squeeze into tiny spaces that are not readily viewable by the human eye. In most cases, people don’t know they have a this problem until they’ve been attacked while sleeping.  Many people in the general public mistake bug bites for fleas because the symptoms are somewhat similar.  Either way, if you are being bitten in your bed and are seeing blood spots or tiny fecal stains on your sheets you need to give us a call.  Our priority is to keep your family safe and healthy.

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