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About WDOs and Fumigation

Several pests eat wood or damage it other ways, such as boring through it to build nests. These pests are referred to as wood destroying organisms. They can cause significant destruction to homes and other buildings, but the damage isn't always obvious to the naked eye. Most of the time, it takes experts to identify and eradicate pest problems, and fumigation may be the best solution in serious cases. Common WDOs in Florida Florida is home to numerous WDOs, including termites, carpenter ants and beetles. There are several species of each, and they behave differently. The two main species of termites are subterranean and drywood, and wood is their primary source of food. They have straight antenna and two pairs of wings that are equal in length. The most damaging type of subterranean termite is the Formosan. They can grow into colonies with millions of termites, so they can destroy wood...
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Treating a Bee or Wasp Sting

WaspGetting stung by a bee or wasp causes enough trauma to ruin your day. Unfortunately, a sting may happen unexpectedly. For instance, you may inadvertently step on a bee that is comfortably resting on your living room floor. If you are not wearing shoes or slippers, the bee may sting your foot as a form of self-defense. Nevertheless, a bee or wasp sting is not the end of the world unless you are allergic to stings. Known as anaphylaxis, a small minority of people living in the United States die from stings each year, which is why it is important to know how to treat a sting once it happens. Bring salt, water, vinegar and a bottle of hand sanitizer with you whenever you are on a camping trip. Otherwise, you may not have any available method for treating the painful sting. First, you need to remove the stinger. If you...
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How to Spot Fire Ants

Fire AntsFire ants are different than other types of ants. These ants have a more aggressive appearance than other ants, and this includes the pincers at the area around their face, which they use to bite into flesh. They also have a body with an unusually red color. There is a visible stinger at the base of their last segment, and it is often black. These ants will usually appear during the warmest months of the year because they like sunny weather with little humidity. They will prefer wooded areas that are dry, and this is where they will build colonies. Signs of Fire Ant Infestations The early signs of fire ants can warn you about this danger. An infestation of fire ants can start with the appearance of a mound that can become as large as 18 cm in height. Watch for this major sign carefully so that you will be...
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Common Lawn Pests

Mole in groundCommon lawn pests will leave signs that they are infesting your yard. For example, brown spotted areas are a common sign, and these spots can provide a warning that you have a pest infestation. However, some people mistake these brown spots for a lawn disease, and this can cause confusion. There are several bugs that will eat the grassy areas of your lawn and leave patches or spots behind. Some of the most common lawn pests include: Japanese Beetles These pests form colonies in the garden of homes and even commercial properties. They might not eat the grass directly, but they will lay their eggs in the soil of your lawn. As the eggs begin to mature, small grubs will form that need to eat the grass and the roots of your lawn in order to survive. Grubs form during the larval stage, and they will later become mature Japanese beetles....
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Preventing Ants from Crashing Your Memorial Day BBQ

Fire AntMemorial Day is a time when you can celebrate with friends and family. However, ants are likely not a part of your holiday plans. Fortunately, there are some ways that you can keep ants from crashing your BBQ with little effort on your part. Ants usually seek out any kind of food. Since you'll have a variety of foods outside for your BBQ, try to keep items in closed containers or covered as much as possible. If ants don't have as many options when they are trying to find food, then they will seek sources somewhere else. Each person can have a lid on soda cups or cans as well because ants tend to seek out sweeter foods and liquids. If anything is spilled on tables, then clean the mess as soon as it's made. Don't leave any kind of food or drink sitting around because it will quickly begin to...
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