Why are bats protected in Florida?

What’s so special about bats? There seem to be more laws surrounding them than almost any other animal in the state, and yet they seem to be so common. You’ll frequently see them flying around at dusk, so it’s not like there are only 100 bats still living. Why, then, do they need so much legal protection if they seem to be doing just fine?

Bats are vital… Read more »

When Should You Call a Rodent Exterminator?

It might be convenient to ignore the squeaks and scratches coming from the attic. You may even be tempted to pretend you didn’t just see a rat scurry behind the paint shelf in your garage. Who has time to deal with these sorts of things?

These signs may be easy to write off once or twice, but if you are noticing them persistently, it would be extremely fool… Read more »

How Bat Guano Can Ruin Your Building

Bat guano, as strange as it may seem, has been considered a valuable resource for hundreds of years. It is invaluable for its fertilizing capabilities. Farmers tout guano’s high nitrogen and phosphorous content, which helps plants grow quickly and healthily, while also assisting in the development of strong roots. They also love guano because it can drastically impr… Read more »

Bat Species Found in Florida

The fear of bats is common, as stories of their blood-sucking tendencies have captured the popular imagination. However, of the 1,000 different species of bat, only three are known to feed on blood, and they are all in Latin America.

There are 13 different species of bat in Florida, none of which are vampire bats:

4 Reasons You Shouldn’t Use Poison for Infestations

A rat is one of the last things you want to find in your home. Seeing 5 or 6 rats is even worse. However many you manage to notice, you can almost surely expect that there are many more. Rodents generally will stay in their hiding spot until nighttime, when they emerge to search for fo… Read more »

What is Raccoon Roundworm?

Raccoon roundworm (Baylisascaris procyonis) is a parasite that causes severe neurological problems in infected hosts. There have been numerous cases of infections in humans in the United States over the past several years, including southern states like Florida and Georgia.     

How Raccoon Roundworm is Transmitted

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What are the Differences Between Wasps and Bees?

When it comes to working in the yard or playing outside, flying insects can make life difficult. While both female wasps and honeybees can sting, there are some differences in their anatomy as well as their behavior.

Appearance Differences

Bees are hairy with a robust body and flat rear legs. Their colors range from all black to bl… Read more »

Tips to Help Keep Pests Away

Whether it’s ants, mosquitos, cockroaches, or spiders, no one likes discovering they have a pest problem in their home. And, while you can’t prevent every single pest from getting inside, there are steps you can take to help keep them away.

Block their entry – Because many pests are tiny, it’s easy for them … Read more »

The Most Common Types of Rodents in Tampa

Rodents are the largest group of mammals, characterized by upper and lower pairs of incisor teeth that continue to grow throughout their entire lives. They live on every land except Antarctica and New Zealand. And, while you may not see rodents running around during the day since they are nocturnal, it is important to identify whether you could have a proble… Read more »

Does Mouse Repellent Spray Work?

Although there are numerous mouse repellents on the market, there are none that have been proven to resolve rodent problems. Since the government does not require manufacturers to prove that their product is indeed effective, many companies advertise mouse repellent sprays as an easy and i… Read more »