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Cartoon ants, mouse and cockroach having a turkey together

Attic Restoration – Entertain Guests, Not Pests

Attic Restoration Is A Popular Service In November OK, you’re done with Halloween and are getting ready for Thanksgiving and of course, Christmas and Hanukkah. Getting the Halloween decorations out was one thing, now it’s time to pull out the big stuff. If you’re like many Floridians, the thought of going up into that incredibly…
ghost ants crawling across the screen

Ghost Ants Are The Ghosts With The Most

It’s ghost season. Ghost ant season, that is. You’ve may have seen them and can identify them because of their unusual coloring and long trails to their nests. Ghost ants are opaque or transparent which makes them, just like a ghost, very difficult to see. They are extremely small and love to live in the…
Crazy Ant

Let’s Go Crazy

In a world full of chaos, a pest with a name like Crazy Ant seems to fit right in. Crazy ants are tiny and scurry around like, well, crazy. They will eat just about anything from live and dead insects to fruits, plants and your open box of Captain Crunch. One of our techs said…

Help! I’m on FIRE!!

If you’ve lived in Florida and not gotten attacked by fire ants yet, consider yourself very lucky. But don’t get too comfortable. An unsuspecting walk outdoors, a misplaced step from a car into a grassy parking space, or a comfy seat on the cool grass could result in a very painful, very quick, and very…
A lawn's green grass with a brown patch on it

Summer Lawns in Florida – Is the grass greener on the other side?

There are many factors that can affect our lawns and summertime is one of the most challenging for keeping lawns and shrubs healthy. Although most of us are more likely to seek the shelter of an air-conditioned easy chair during the summer, fresh air is always high on the priority list. How do you make…
Whitefly on a leaf where whiteflies left white residue

Honeydew Gets a Whole New Meaning, Whiteflies

Whiteflies are getting ready to make their marks, literally, on our trees and shrubs.  Whiteflies feast on more than 60 types of trees and shrubs and lay eggs in a white lacy pattern on the underside of the leaf. In the young stage, the insect feeds on the plant’s fluids with piercing mouthparts. It sucks…
A roach in the bathroom sink. Problem insects Tempco Pest Control of Fort Myers treat.

Sur-thrive-or – Roaches, the amazing pest that just doesn’t die

One would think that removing the head of a living creature like a roaches would be the end of said living creature. Like pretty close to immediately. Unless you’re a chicken. We all know about running around like a chicken with its head cut off. But what about a creature without a head that still…
Close Up of a Termite Worker

The Mighty Termite, Termighty

When we hear the word termite, our minds go to a variety of bad scenarios – damaged wood, rotted floorboards, tents, costly repairs. Let’s face it, nobody likes termites. Well, except for maybe ants. Ants are natural predators to termites, so if you have an active termite colony, there’s a good chance, you have happy…
Tempco Pest Control team finished restoring an attic.

What’s in your attic?

This is the time of year that many of us visit an area of our homes we really don’t enjoy going into. The Attic Let’s face it. Nobody looks forward to ascending those stairs into an unbelievably hot attic. Storage space in most Florida homes is pretty limited, so holiday decorations are often tucked away…
Large brown patches on a lawn next to a house.

Autumn Lawn problems

Is that grubby grass or is there a fungus among us? Finding out could be a chinch. As we start to emerge from the rainy season, our lawns may be a bit worse for wear. Tempco’s lawn maintenance and fertilizer team is hard at work this time of year analyzing and treating several lawn problems…