Pests 101Jacksonville Insect & Rodent Identifier
Check out the information in our PEST 101 to learn more about ants, spiders, cockroaches, rodents, termites, and more! Our extensive knowledge of these pests helps us keep your home pest free with customized pest control treatments tailored to specific pests and your home’s needs.
Ants are social insects that live together in large colonies and work together to help feed all their members, defend the colony, and maintain their multiple nesting sites. Their ability to work so well together is what makes eliminating these pests so difficult.
Chinch bugs are one of Florida’s most common lawn pests and are most problematic to lawns consisting of St. Augustine grass. Adult chinch bugs are small and have black or brown bodies with overlapping white wings and darker triangular markings.
Florida is a place where cockroaches live quite successfully; our warm, humid climate allows them to thrive, and our many homes and businesses provide them with all the food and shelter they could ever want.
Fleas are small blood-feeding insects most commonly associated with pet owners, but it is important to understand that these pests can find their way onto any property, whether pets are present or not!
The mosquito is a type of fly that regularly turns our yards into its feeding and breeding ground. These flies swarm together and have the unmatched ability to ruin outdoor events.
Along with ants, spiders, and cockroaches, rodents are some of the most common household pests. Rodents are mammals, and many different rodent species live worldwide; most live outside and well away from people, only a small fraction of rodents live near us.
Sod webworms are lawn destroying pests that feed on and damage our Florida lawns. If your lawn turns from bright green to brown, the likely culprit is sod webworms.
Spiders are some of the most common pests living in Florida that regularly find their way into our homes and businesses. Unlike most insect pests that we deal with regularly, spiders are arachnids and closely related to mites and scorpions.
Though they are all different species, stinging insects have two things in common. First, they have stingers extending from their hind end used to inject venom to paralyze prey and as a means of defense. Second, when nesting in your yard, they turn your outdoor space from a haven into a place you can’t enjoy.
Termites are pests that no homeowner ever wants to discover on their Florida property. These wood-eating pests are among the few organisms that can convert cellulose found in wood and other plant matter into a usable food source.