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The Hotter the Better?
The Hotter the Better?

It’s been an interesting year. In addition to the emergence of the novel Coronavirus that forced half the world to shut down and peaceful protests transformed into the some of the worst race riots since the 60’s, our little corner of the world has experienced the...

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Not All Big Roaches are Palmetto Bugs!
Not All Big Roaches are Palmetto Bugs!

Even if you’ve only been in Florida for a few hours, you’re likely to have heard the popular phrase: “Our neighbors have cockroaches; we have Palmetto bugs.” It’s usually said with some sort of pride – as if our flying bottom feeders are cooler than the ones in other...

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Fourth of July – Picnic Time!
Fourth of July – Picnic Time!

Thanks to the worldwide and nationwide struggle with the Coronavirus, 4th of July celebrations will have a different tone this year. Most of the public fireworks displays in our area have either been cancelled or switched to virtual, online displays. We are not sure...

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Alaska Gets Mosquitoes in June and July?!?
Alaska Gets Mosquitoes in June and July?!?

It’s something you’ve likely never even considered. After all, when we think of Alaska, we think of snow and ice, or 24-hours of daylight, as shown in movies like Insomnia. But Alaska does have a summer. And they also refer to mosquitoes as the unofficial state bird....

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Happy Father’s Day!
Happy Father’s Day!

On Sunday, June 21, we will celebrate Father’s Day. A day set aside, much like Mother’s Day, to commemorate the men in our lives who have raised us. But while the Ten Commandments told us to honor our father and mother some 4000 years ago, our national holiday is much...

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Drywood Termites Shelter in Place
Drywood Termites Shelter in Place

You’ve probably heard us saying this more times than any of us can count: There are two kinds of homes in Florida. Those with termites and those that will have termites. And while much of our state stayed home from work over the past month or two, the termites didn’t....

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Hurricane Season Starts June 1
Hurricane Season Starts June 1

Just when you thought it was safe to leave the house… Hurricane season starts next week! Of course, this is nothing new for Floridians. Other than the torrential rains we had over the weekend, we’re way behind on rainfall and need the summer showers and even some...

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May or June Beetle?
May or June Beetle?

When most of us hear the term “June Bug,” we think of the beetles that littered our front porches during the summer months. We probably stepped on more than we needed to – that satisfying crunch making them the equivalent of insect bubble wrap. Hard Shell to Crack...

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Murder Hornets? Really?????
Murder Hornets? Really?????

The year 2020 is a lot of things: The year of the Eye, for obvious reasons; in the Chinese zodiac the year of the Rat, which seems strangely appropriate; the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale, and as such, the year of the Nurse and the Midwife...which also seems...

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