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August 2015 - What you need to know!
August Pests - Big Headed Ants? What to do?

The Big Headed Ant is often misidentified and confused with either a pharaoh ant or a fire ant worker.  


 

All of these ants have 2 nodes between their abdomen and thorax, are yellow to reddish brown in color and have a three section club antenna.  


 

The Big Headed Ant has two distinct sizes of workers. ... 


 

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Lely Resort - Sandy Biggs Has An Ant Solution

When you enter Sandy Biggs' home in Lely you are greeted by three happy faces: Sandy's, of course, and her two Shih Tzu: sisters   

 

Sassy (because she's 'fat and sassy') and Bitsy (because she's 'itsy bitsy').   One of the reasons they are so happy is they don't have unwanted pests in their immaculate home.

 

"I met Phil Hadley back in the 1980s when I worked in ladies' retail in downtown Naples," says Sandy.   "He sold advertising for a radio station and as a store manager I met with him regarding our ads when the store owner wasn't available.   We became acquaintances and then friends."

Brahminy Blind Snake - What it is - Do you care

Two things that can freak some people out more than any other are snakes and worms.  


 

The Brahminy Blind Snake has the dual misfortune of being a snake and looking like a worm.  


 

The Brahminy Blind Snakes look somewhat like an earthworm.  The adult is shiny and dark brown to grayish black in color with a somewhat lighter lower surface. 


 

But, if you look carefully you will see that earthworms are segmented with rings around their body and the Brahminy Blind Snake is not segmented and have a smooth slick body....

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Lawn Shrimp-Scuds-Amphipods - You need to know

These are crustacean with a shrimp-like appearance.  Amphipods live on the surface of mulch and moist ground.  


 

Their common name of scud no doubt comes from their ability to move quickly by jumping, in fresh water are also called sides wimmers.  Scuds are nuisance pests that are usually pale-brown when alive.  


 

After rains, large numbers of amphipods can migrate into garages or under doors of houses.  They die quickly in the drier environment and turn a reddish color, where they get the name lawn shrimp......

Drywood Termites - A Florida Infestation?

Drywood Termites as well as other termites dwell in Florida.  Drywood Termites infest dry wood and do not require contact with the soil.  Other types of termites need to nest in the soil in order to survive. 


 

Drywood Termites are a social insect that live in colonies.  The colonies are composed of kings, queens and soldiers.  There is no worker caste of termite as in other types of termites....
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Sometimes a thorough inspection indicates only a small number of termite infested areas, such as a door casing, windowsill, or piece of furniture.  

If the infestation appears to be limited and accessible, a localized (spot) treatment may provide satisfactory results.  Such treatments are less...

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Meet Our Staff - Kevin Regal

I have been with Collier Pest Control now for over 23 years.  I have enjoyed learning and studying the pest control industry.  


 

I was promoted to be in charge of the Termite and wood destroying insect department in 2002.  


 

Since then we have grown to have 4 termite inspectors and many of our pest control technician can monitor and control termites.  


 

It is satisfying to me that we can protect people's homes and property from Fort Myers to Everglades City.

 

 

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Collier Pest Control was awarded the Super Service Award again for 2014
Ann Kamenicky Testimonial for Collier Pest Control

Collier Pest Control, Southwest Florida's Pest Authority, wishes to thank all of the Angie List Members for giving Collier Pest Control positive reviews and reports on their network!  


 

After Angie's List received all of your positive reviews over each of the past years, Angie's List awarded Collier Pest Control with their Super Service Award for 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.  This means we received A rated reports....

 


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