Florida Pest Control

Ultimate Pest Control. Ultimate Pest Control - With technicians specializing in Pinellas, Pasco, and Hillsborough counties, we have a technician responsible for your area. So whether you live in Temple Terrace, Wesley Chaple, Seminole, St. Pete, Gulf beaches , or New Port Richey... we've got you covered. 727-319-6000

Bush Termite & Pest Control . We are a locally owned & operated family business that has been serving St. Clair and Madison County for over four generations in the termite and pest control industry. We specialize in termite control as well as all general pest control areas. Our technicians are uniformed, trained pest management professionals that provide the latest techniques and materials when and where needed to keep pests out

DIY Pest Control - In a continuing effort to educate our visitors, we've developed an informative Education Center where you can learn about Snake Bite Emergency First Aid, see Florida's Venomous Snake Show and obtain other valuable links.

Termasect Pest Control . Term A Sect Pest Control would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our site. We would like to help you protect your investment from unwanted pests. We are a full range pest control company and our knowledge, training and years of experience will provide you with the quality service you should expect. We guarantee a safe, effective, professional treatment every time. We are a family owned company built on reputation, providing service with integrity.

Evergreen Lawn & Pest - Evergreen Lawn & Pest management was founded in 1991 as Florida's premiere lawn and shrub care company. We continue to operate, as a locally owned family business providing a level of commitment you would expect from a friend and neighbor. As demand grew we added to our services to include complete indoor pest control and termite treatments.

Vulcan Pest Control -Vulcan Pest Control has been servicing South Florida Properties since 1987. By choosing Vulcan Pest Control, you have access to the resources of one of the most experienced, dynamic and well respected pest control companies in South Florida.Knowledgeable technicians and support staff insure accurate diagnosis of pest problems and the proper selection of methods and materials to eliminate the problem.

Petri's Positive Pest Control, Inc. - Petri's Positive Pest Control, Inc. , a full service pest control company, was started by Henry C. Petri in Miami, Florida in 1956. In the early 1960's Petri's expanded into Broward County when Mr. Petri purchased a small pest control company in Pompano Beach. In 1972, Brendan E. Cavanagh joined Petri's Positive Pest Control, Inc. when he and his family moved to South Florida from New Jersey. Mr. Cavanagh's strong sales ability and his familiarity with public relations served him well as the Broward County office grew rapidly during the 70's and 80's and he became an owner in Petri's.

Ecor Industries Inc. - Our Company has been providing quality pest control services to South Brevard County since 1958. We are locally owned and operated. We share many of the concerns of other community members in protecting our environment because we live here. Our children and grandchildren attend the local schools, play at the local parks, and use the beaches and other facilities you also use. As stewards of the environment, we practice the guidelines of the Best Management Practices. This guideline was the result of the cooperative effort of the pest control industry, its Associations, and the various governmental agencies entrusted to oversee our fragile environment in Florida.

Masi West Coast Pest Control s - Our company is a family owned business offering affordable and dependable services. Whether it's termites, ants, roaches, lawn pests we have the technicians and the knowledge to do it all. Our techs are continually trained and are experts in the field. We are problem solvers and can tailor a pest control program to meet your needs. The safety of your home, your family and you pets are our highest priorities. Call us and let us evaluate your home and your needs. There's never a charge for a complete pest inspection.

Bio-Tech, Inc. - Bio-Tech will be the premier pest control company in the region by continually providing the safest, most efficient, time responsive and professional services to our customers as their needs require. Bio-Tech will value it's customers' health, safety and property as their own, treating them with the highest regard and respect. Bio-Tech will empower it's employees to make the best decisions, take the most appropriate actions and act in such a manner as to satisfy the needs of both our customers and the company.

Pest Control FAQ's

Pest control refers to the regulation or management of a species defined as a pest, usually because it is perceived to be detrimental to a person's health, the ecology or the economy.

Pest control is at least as old as agriculture, as there has always been a need to keep crops free from pests. In order to maximize food production, it is advantageous to protect crops from competing species of plants, as well as from herbivores competing with humans.

The conventional approach was probably the first to be employed, since it is comparatively easy to destroy weeds by burning them or plowing them under, and to kill larger competing herbivores, such as crows and other birds eating seeds. Techniques such as crop rotation, companion planting (also known as intercropping or mixed cropping), and the selective breeding of pest-resistant cultivars have a long history.

Many pests have only become a problem because of the direct actions of humans. Modifying these actions can often substantially reduce the pest problem. In the USA, raccoons caused a nuisance by tearing open refuse sacks. Many householders introduced bins with locking lids, which deterred the raccoons from visiting. House flies tend to accumulate wherever there is human activity and is virtually a global phenomenon, especially where food or food waste is exposed. Similarly, seagulls have become pests at many seaside resorts. Tourists would often feed the birds with scraps of fish and chips, and before long, the birds would become dependent on this food source and act aggressively towards humans.

In the UK, following concern about animal welfare, humane pest control and deterrence is gaining ground through the use of animal psychology rather than destruction. For instance, with the urban Red Fox which territorial behaviour is used against the animal, usually in conjunction with non-injurious chemical repellents. In rural areas of Britain, the use of firearms for pest control is quite common. Airguns are particularly popular for control of small pests such as rats, rabbits and grey squirrels, because of their lower power they can be used in more restrictive spaces such as gardens, where using a firearm would be unsafe.

Chemical pesticides date back 4,500 years, when the Sumerians used sulfur compounds as insecticides. The Rig Veda, which is about 4,000 years old, also mentions the use of poisonous plants for pest control. Ancient Chinese and Egyptian cultures are known to have used chemical pest controls[citation needed]. But it was only with the industrialization and mechanization of agriculture in the 18th and 19th century, and the introduction of the insecticides pyrethrum and derris that chemical pest control became widespread. In the 20th century, the discovery of several synthetic insecticides, such as DDT, and herbicides boosted this development. Chemical pest control is still the predominant type of pest control today, although its long-term effects led to a renewed interest in traditional and biological pest control towards the end of the 20th century.

Types of Pest Control

Elimination of breeding grounds

Proper waste management and drainage of still water, eliminates the breeding ground of many pests.

Garbage provides food and shelter for many unwanted organisms, as well as an area where still water might collect and be used as a breeding ground by mosquitoes. Communities that have proper garbage collection and disposal, have far less of a problem with rats, cockroaches, mosquitoes, flies and other pests than those that don't.

Open air sewers are ample breeding ground for various pests as well. By building and maintaining a proper sewer system, this problem is eliminated.

Poisoned bait - Pest Control Methods

Poisoned bait is a common method for controlling rat populations, however is not as effective when there are other food sources around, such as garbage. Poisoned meats have been used for centuries for killing off wolves, birds that were seen to threaten crops, and against other creatures.

Field burning - Pest Control Methods

Traditionally, after a sugar cane harvest, the fields are all burned, to kill off any insects, or eggs, that might be in the fields.

Hunting - Pest Control Methods

Historically, in some European countries, when stray dogs and cats became too numerous, local populations gathered together to round up all animals that did not appear to have an owner and kill them. In some nations, teams of rat catchers work at chasing rats from the field, and killing them with dogs and simple hand tools. Some communities have in the past employed a bounty system, where a town clerk will pay a set fee for every rat head brought in as proof of a rat killing.

Airguns - Pest Control Methods

Airguns allow a safe and effective form of pest control, they allow a selective form similar to the above hunting but with a much "safer" effective range.

Traps - Pest Control Methods

Traps have been used for killing off mice found in houses, for killing wolves, and for capturing raccoons and stray cats and dogs for disposal by town officials.

Poison spray - Pest Control Methods

Spraying poisons by planes, hand held units, or trucks that carry the spraying equipment, is a common method of pest control. Throughout the United States of America, towns often drive a town owned truck around once or twice a week to each street, spraying for mosquitoes. Crop dusters commonly fly over farmland and spray poison to kill off pest that would threaten the crops. Many find spraying poison around their yard, homes, or businesses, far more desirable than allowing insects to thrive there.

Space fumigation - Pest Control Methods

A project that involves a structure be covered or sealed airtight followed by the introduction of a penetrating, deadly gas at a killing concentration a long period of time (24-72hrs.). Although expensive, space fumigation targets all life stages of pests.

Space treatment - Pest Control Methods

A long term project involving fogging or misting type applicators. Liquid insecticide is dispersed in the atmosphere within a structure. Treatments do not require the evacuation or airtight sealing of a building, allowing most work within the building to continue but at the cost of the penetrating effects. Contact insecticides are generally used, minimizing the long lasting residual effects. On August 10, 1973, the Federal Register printed the definition of Space treatment as defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency‎ (EPA).

Sterilization - Pest Control Methods

Laboratory studies conducted with U-5897 (3-chloro-1,2-propanediol) where attempted in the early 1970s although these proved unsuccessful. Research into sterilization bait is ongoing.

Another effective method of soil sterilization is soil steaming. Pest is killed through hot steam which is induced into the soil.

Destruction of infected plants - Pest Control Methods

Forest services sometimes destroy all the trees in an area where some are infected with insects, if seen as necessary to prevent the insect species from spreading. Farms infested with certain insects, have been burned entirely, to prevent the pest from spreading elsewhere.

Natural rodent control

Several wildlife rehabilitation organizations encourage natural form of rodent control through exclusion and predator support and preventing secondary poisoning altogether.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency‎ agrees, noting in its Proposed Risk Mitigation Decision for Nine Rodenticides that “without habitat modification to make areas less attractive to commensal rodents, even eradication will not prevent new populations from recolonizing the habitat.”

Eliminate Food Sources: Keep bulk food, seed, and dry pet food in metal cans with secure lids. Pick up fallen fruit. Take birdfeeders inside at night.

Remove potential rodent homes like yard debris, trash, construction waste, etc.

Exclude rodents from your home. Seal openings 1/2 inch or larger around the outside of your house with metal, concrete, or Copper Mesh Wool, which can be found online or at hardware stores.

Include natural rodent predators in your solution. A family of five owls can consume up to 3000 rodents in breeding season. Placing a nest box to encourage a family of owls to make your property home can be a great alternative to commercial pest control methods.

Use catch-and-release traps as a safe, sanitary, and humane solution. Catch-and-release traps will allow you to remove rodents from inside your home, but you must prevent their return by sealing entrance and exit holes and removing attractants (see above). Do not release the animal in an area that is unknown to the animal.

Our Pest Control Professionals cover the following cities in the State of Florida.

Altamonte Springs
Anna Maria
Atlantic Beach
Avon Park
Bal Harbour
Bay Harbor Islands
Boca Raton
Bonita Springs
Boynton Beach
Cape Canaveral
Cape Coral
Cinco Bayou
Cocoa Beach
Coconut Creek
Coral Gables
Coral Springs
Crystal River
Dania Beach
Daytona Beach
Deerfield Beach
DeFuniak Springs
Delray Beach
Eagle Lake
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Meade
Fort Myers
Fort Myers Beach
Fort Pierce
Fort Walton Beach
Fruitland Park
Green Cove Springs
Gulf Breeze
Haines City
Hallandale Beach

Hialeah Gardens
Highland Beach
Holly Hill
Holmes Beach
Juno Beach
Key Biscayne
Key West
Lady Lake
Lake Alfred
Lake Mary
Lake Park
Lake Wales
Lake Worth
Lauderdale By The Sea
Lighthouse Point
Longboat Key
Marco Island
Melbourne Beach
Miami Beach
Mount Dora
Neptune Beach
New Port Richey
New Smyrna Beach
North Miami
North Miami Beach
North Port
Oakland Park
Ocean Ridge
Orange Park
Ormond Beach
Palm Bay
Palm Beach
Palm Beach Gardens

Palm Coast
Panama City
Panama City Beach
Pembroke Pines
Pinellas Park
Plant City
Pompano Beach
Ponce Inlet
Port Orange
Port St. Lucie
Punta Gorda
Royal Palm Beach
St. Augustine
St. Augustine Beach
St. Cloud
St. Pete Beach
St. Petersburg
Safety Harbor
Satellite Beach
Sewall's Point
Tarpon Springs
Temple Terrace
Treasure Island
Vero Beach
West Melbourne
West Palm Beach
Wilton Manors
Winter Garden
Winter Haven
Winter Park
Winter Springs