All posts by Hollis Langer

Cockroaches are Survivalist!

Have you ever wondered why cockroaches are so hard to get rid of? Well, now scientists have put them before a series of obstacles to find out how tough they really are—and the results are creepier than you imagined. Whether squeezing through tiny crevices, running in tight spaces, or taking crushing blows, cockroaches use their flexible exoskeletons to survive your foot stomps and quickly make their way through the cracks and crevices of your home. Reference – National Geographic.

Can you say – yuk!! No worries, just call Beach Environmental for a FREE same day inspection.

The National Geographic video is very compelling but also nothing new to us. At Beach Environmental we deal with roaches, ants, spiders, bee’s and termites everyday so……Cockroaches, no big deal. Once you see a roach in your home, chances are there are many more hiding out of site. Roaches like to hide in dark spaces, they come out at night to search for leftover food crumbs or raid the dogs food bowl (they really love cat food too). The next time you get up in the middle of the night, sneak into your kitchen and turn on a light. If you see a cockroach scurry, you know there could be a problem. Call us for a free inspection and we can come out the very same day.

Mosquito Control Tips – CDC Miami Beach Guidelines

Mosquito Control Miami
Remove standing water where mosquitoes could lay eggs

The CDC offers the following tips for Mosquito Control at home;  Once a week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out any items that hold water like tires, buckets, planters, toys, pools, birdbaths, flowerpot saucers, or trash containers.
Tightly cover water storage containers (buckets, cisterns, rain barrels) so that mosquitoes cannot get inside to lay eggs.
For containers without lids, use wire mesh with holes smaller than an adult mosquito.
Use larvicides for mosquito control to treat large containers of water that will not be used for drinking and cannot be covered or dumped out.
If you have a septic tank, repair cracks or gaps. Cover open vent or plumbing pipes. Use wire mesh with holes smaller than an adult mosquito.
Mosquitoes rest in dark, humid areas like under patio furniture, or under the carport or garage.

Keep mosquitoes out

Help with mosquito control by Installing or repairing window and door screens. Do not leave doors propped open.
Using air conditioning when possible will also increase mosquito control.
Mosquitoes rest in dark, humid places like under the sink, in closets, under furniture, or in the laundry room.

Use insect repellent for personal Mosquito Control

Use an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellent with one of the following active ingredients. When used as directed, EPA-registered insect repellents are proven safe and effective, even for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Active ingredient – Higher percentages of active ingredient provide longer protection

DEET  –  Off!, Cutter, Sawyer, Ultrathon

Picaridin – Cutter Advanced, Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus

Oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE) or para-menthane-diol (PMD) – Repel

IR3535 – Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Expedition, SkinSmart

*Insect repellent brand names are provided for your information only. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services cannot recommend or endorse any name brand products.

 

Lawn Spraying


Lush Lawn

Not in Love with your Lawn?

As the weather starts to turn warmer pests, begin to creep out of the woodwork. With their winter hibernation behind them, they can find their way to your yard, your trees, flowers and bushes or, what’s worse, your home.

The Problem

In warm, sunny South Florida, it’s not uncommon for bugs to infest your yard. They move in once the weather warms up, and can destroy your beautiful lawn, prevent flowers from blooming or even destroy your trees from the inside out.

Here are just a few pests and insects you should look out for as a Florida homeowner:

  • Whitefly, damage both palm trees and hedges. They cause them to drop leaves and create a sticky residue that can leave marks on your patio, pool and car.
  • Webworms, which live in soil and sod, eating grass from the bottom up.
    Mole crickets, which tunnel through the soil, just below the surface, uprooting your grass and destroying your lawn in their wake.
  • Palm Leaf Scales, headless, legless bugs that attack palm trees.
  • Chinch bugs, which feed on plant juices, pierce blades of grass and damage turf.
  • Aphids, that feed on ornamental plants, like shrubs and palms.

Thanks to the humidity and lack of a severe cold season, there are hundreds of other pests that can thrive in your yard or your home. Before the weather gets too warm, it’s important to take steps to prevent an infestation before it’s too late.

Love your Lawn Again!

Lawn SprayingAt Beach Environmental, we want to help you not only protect your lawn and your home, but ensure it’s always looking its absolute best, too. To do that, we offer year-round lawn services that can ward off potential infestations keeping your grass green, your flowers blooming and your trees healthy.

To start, we inspect, observe and analyze your lawn, trees and ornamentals from top to bottom. We look for any signs of infestation, weed problems and other potential issues. Then, our expert technician will tailor a lawn program specific to your lawn. Customers will receive everything that they need for their specific lawn.

Do you want to ensure your property is looking its best? Contact Beach Environmental at 561-841-0077 today, our team is here to help.

Wintertime Rodent Control Services

Rodent Control Services

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it’s safe to say that the Holiday Season is officially upon us. The streets are filled with holiday lights and decorations, the malls are packed with shoppers and the local roof rats are searching for their next home.

That’s right. While you’re busy getting ready for the holidays, rats may be spending their time trying to sneak into your home or office. Unfortunately, it only takes a small, quarter-sized hole for them to enter in, and before you know it, you’ve got an unwanted holiday guest lurking around.

Learn More About Roof Rats

With the cooler weather upon us, roof rats make it their mission to seek out a warmer place to live. For them, your attic serves as the perfect potential home. Once the rats enter in through your roof, they don’t just stay there. They tend to move around into your living space in search of food and other options for shelter.

The problem is, rats carry more diseases than any other mammal. This leaves your home or office extremely susceptible.

Beach Environmental Can Help

These sneaky little critters can come in through multiple areas of your home ranging from air conditioning cooling lines to corners and crevices that are barely even visible. At Beach Environmental, we can help you remove an unwanted rat or protect your home or office with our Rodent Proofing Service. Rodent Removal West Palm Beach

With this service, we meticulously go around your property and identify any potential areas that could serve as an entrance for rats. Then we take the necessary steps to prevent them from coming in and wreaking havoc.

Schedule a Free Inspection Today

Whether you’re looking to rodent proof your home, monitor an ongoing problem or trap an existing rat, Beach Environmental is here to help. Our team is experienced with roof rats and rodents of all kinds and can safely remove or protect your home or office in no time.

For more information, we encourage you to call 561-841-0077 or schedule a free inspection today.

Millipede Madness

Believed to have originated in South America, the North American Millipede first arrived in South Florida roughly 10 years ago. Generally, millipedes live in very damp and dark places where moisture is abundant, such as under mulch, or decaying wood.

In South Florida heavy rains are all too common, which is forcing millipedes to find their way into houses and causing concern for homeowners. The moisture and humidity of our region allows the millipedes to thrive, but when their habitats are flooded from heavy rains, they tend to migrate in large numbers.
Millipede South Florida

Fortunately, the North American Millipede is not poisonous and they do not bite humans; other than the annoyance of their presence, they pose no real danger. They mainly eat dead and decaying plant matter, such as old leaves and flowers.

You can try to prevent millipedes from entering your home by cleaning up any leaves on the outside of your house or seal any openings around the foundation. Unfortunately, these tactics do not always work 100% of the time. If the problem persists, call the professionals at Beach Environmental Pest Control. Our team can help keep your home millipede free.

Beach Environmental’s technicians are highly trained and specialize in treating South Florida Pests, including the mighty millipede. Our experts will identify the origin of the millipede migration, and with the use of our environmentally safe products, we will make sure that the millipedes stay out of your home.

Schedule a FREE inspection today!

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