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Termite Swarm Season Has Arrived Swarm season is quickly approaching across Southwest Florida. Are you prepared? Between March and June, termites will swarm as a natural part of the termite life cycle. Termites are social insects and live in groups called colonies. These colonies consist of termites that are assigned different roles including soldiers, reproductive, nymphs, and “false workers.” For homeowners, a termite swarm is the most visible sign of a termite infestation. Colonies produce
Lawns, Termites

March 23, 2020

Regarding COVID-19

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As a result of COVID-19, we want to update you on how Personalized Pest Control is taking steps to ensure the health and safety of our customers and staff. We currently have cleaning protocols in place that involve using commercial grade germicidal cleaners, sanitizers and disinfectants in both the office setting and in all company vehicles. Because we use pesticides and other chemicals every day, our service technicians already utilize gloves and booties, as well
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March 18, 2020

HOT, HOT, HOT!!!!

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HOT, HOT, HOT!!!! …And just like that….we have longer daylight hours, more sun, and no rain. During the months of December, January, and February, SW Florida experienced unseasonable weather patterns that included rain and below average temperatures. Therefore, we stressed the importance of monitoring your irrigation system to ensure your lawn and shrubs received the correct amount of water. We are now shifting to a warmer, dryer season with increased hours of sunshine and decreased
Lawns

February 13, 2020

Less Water is Better

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Less Water is Better What does irrigation, rain, and cold weather have to do with lawn pest control...EVERYTHING!! Pest control cannot correct stresses to your landscape caused by excess water or cooler temperatures. Proper or improper horticulture practices have a direct impact on your lawn and shrub pest control program. In December, we reminded you to check your irrigation every 2 weeks because watering needs change as the temperature changes. In January, we experienced unseasonable rain
Lawns
Proper Irrigation in the Winter Months Proper irrigation this time of the year is crucial due to fluctuating temperatures, inconsistent sunlight, and unseasonable rain amounts. Turf only has the ability to absorb and process so much water. Excessive water on top of that is detrimental to the turf because it creates an environmental decline of the root structure which results in a condition that is not treatable. This concept also applies to plants, palms, and
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