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Why are There No Fireflies in Florida?
Why are There No Fireflies in Florida?

The latest Marvel movie, Black Widow, begins with a scene set in 1995 that probably looks very familiar to most of us. Two young girls running around woodsy central Ohio, admiring glowing lightning bugs, or fireflies. If you grew up in the Midwest, or really, in...

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It’s Not Just Bugs! Part 2
It’s Not Just Bugs! Part 2

Last week we talked about how we often get calls for and deal with the Florida House Mice that sometimes find their way into our homes and attics. Today, we’re going to address their much larger cousin. No, not the famous rodent who resides just outside of Orlando…...

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It’s Not Just Bugs, Part 1
It’s Not Just Bugs, Part 1

A high percentage of the time when we get a call, it’s about insect invaders in your home or yard. But we provide full-service pest prevention here at Good News Pest Solutions. That includes spiders, raccoons, bats, and rodents. Here on the Gulf Coast of Florida, we...

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Happy Fourth of July!
Happy Fourth of July!

Here at Good News Pest Solutions, we love our country. Despite all the challenges we’ve faced over the past 245 years, the arguments between political parties, and even the year of lockdown, it’s still the greatest country on the face of the earth. We may not get it...

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The Wonder of the Roly-Pollie
The Wonder of the Roly-Pollie

Now that the rainy season is in full swing, you might have noticed some new bugs encroaching on your house.  They look like dark, stunted caterpillars. And when you touch them, they have a tendency to roll up into a ball. Some of them do, anyway. But while these...

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Insects Celebrate Father’s Day Too!
Insects Celebrate Father’s Day Too!

This Sunday we’ll mark the one hundred and eleventh annual celebration of Father’s Day. Thankfully, this year we can gather our families around us again, in person, as we celebrate fathers. In honor of this momentous occasion, we thought we’d take a look at some of...

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Hurricane Season Brings Insects, Not Just Storms!
Hurricane Season Brings Insects, Not Just Storms!

Given the subtropical temperate weather that we experience most of the year, it’s not surprising that there are a lot of jokes about Florida having no seasons. Or that we have unusual seasons – tourist, gator or snowbird - especially here on the Gulf Coast. But there...

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It’s June – Introducing the June Bug
It’s June – Introducing the June Bug

April showers bring May flowers… and June bugs?? It’s not uncommon for us to be cooking out or relaxing on the porch when a hard shelled beetle thwacks into us. Most of us have had the experience of walking out of the house and feeling crunching underfoot. Then...

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Time for Ticks to Go Away
Time for Ticks to Go Away

Just a couple of weeks ago, a new holiday was launched. Sort of. We know it sounds like a momentous event, but until Congress or the United Nations steps up, it’s not as big a deal as you’d think. If you do a quick Google search, you’ll discover several calendars,...

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