Are these Fire Ants?

When you see red ants running around your driveway, it's natural to wonder, "Are these fire ants?!"  After all, their sting HURTS, especially when you are stung by multiple ants in what seems to be a calculated attack.  There are a couple different types of ants that are common in our area, here's a little bit about each kind you are likely to catch hanging out in your yard or on your driveway.

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German Roaches or Palmetto Bugs?

Roaches can vary significantly in size and color and you may have noticed that some even FLY!  It's important to identify which kind of roach you may have since the type will determine the method of treatment. These are the two most common cockroaches you’ll see in your Vero Beach home:

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How to Get Rid of Rats In Your Home

Want to know how to get rid of rats in your home?  They can be a huge nuisance in the house. The bad news is, you may not see them until there is a problem and it becomes more difficult to get rid of the rats. Rodents can cause damage to your home, contaminate food and carry diseases. Fortunately, there are ways to effectively get rid of rats in your home -- rat traps and baits.

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What's "Brown Patch" and How to Treat It

It's winter in Florida and you may notice that your lawn looks less-than-perfect.  Sometimes this can be due to a fungus that we refer to as "Brown Patch Disease."  

At first glance, you might suspect that your lawn isn't getting enough...

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