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How to Prevent and Treat Rodent Infestations in the Home
How to Prevent and Treat Rodent Infestations in the Home

Weather is a big factor in dealing with roof rats. Not only do they like the Florida rain, but cooler winter temperatures force the critters to seek warmer shelter in homes, garages and even under our cars’ hoods. While many think rodents are cute and should be left alone, they are actually...

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PestDepot.com: Termites 101
PestDepot.com: Termites 101

Amazingly, for such tiny insects, termites wreak havoc on wood structures, leaving a trail of destruction. According to most pest control companies, United States residents spend about five billion dollars each year on termite control and damage caused by the insects. Termites cause damage by...

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Call on PestDepot.com For Your Pest Control
Call on PestDepot.com For Your Pest Control

PestDepot.com is your Florida leader in pest control. We will eliminate all pests that are wreaking havoc on you and your home. Florida is a great state with lots of sunshine and fun. With that though, comes a lot of pests that need to be dealt with. Whether it is termites, rats, cockroaches...

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What Exactly is a WDO Inspection
What Exactly is a WDO Inspection

When one is trying to obtain a mortgage to finance the purchase of a home, you most likely will be required to obtain a WDO inspection by the bank, the mortgage company, or the guarantor (FHA, VA, HUD, etc.). Although it is commonly referred to as a “termite inspection,” WDO actually...

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PPMA Announces Termite Awareness Week for March 8-14
PPMA Announces Termite Awareness Week for March 8-14

With spring on the way, talk is starting about this season’s upcoming termites. While more and more consumers are beginning to understand the threats these pests pose, the Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the public outreach arm of the National Pest Management...

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When Your Neighbor’s House Has Rats
When Your Neighbor’s House Has Rats

So what do you do when you have a neighbor that has a serious rat problem that is now spilling out into the neighborhood? Get very angry for starters. Then figure out a plan of action to get rid of the rats. This is exactly what the residents of a neighborhood in Port Orange, Florida,

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80 Burmese Pythons Caught in Miami Python Bowl Hunt
80 Burmese Pythons Caught in Miami Python Bowl Hunt

The results are in and they are impressive from the 2020 Python Bowl. As we previously reported in our blog, there was a big competition in the state of Florida to help eliminate the problematic growing Burmese python population in the state. More than 750 people from 20 states turned up for the...

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Your Rat Poison is Killing More Than Your Rats
Your Rat Poison is Killing More Than Your Rats

So, here is the news. If you are using rat poison to get rid of rodents, you may be killing a lot more than rats or mice. According to the ASPCA, Rodenticides, or rat poison, are often grain-based and can be very appealing to pets. Even burrowing owls have fallen victim to poisoning via the

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Man in China With Earache Discovers a Family of Cockroaches Inside His Ear
Man in China With Earache Discovers a Family of Cockroaches Inside His Ear

In an absolutely amazing story that is hard to believe, a man in China suffering from an earache discovered his ear was filled with almost a dozen cockroaches. The 24-year-old man visited a hospital in Southeast China, in October, reported the AsiaWire news agency. The man told doctors he had...

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14 Cases in 2019 of Dengue Fever in Miami-Dade From Mosquitoes
14 Cases in 2019 of Dengue Fever in Miami-Dade From Mosquitoes

Health officials in Miami-Dade County announced two more locally transmitted cases of dengue fever at the end of the year. This brought the total number of local cases to 14. The announcement came about a month after the last warning from the county and represents an uptick in reported cases of...

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Superbug German Cockroachs Becoming Nearly Impossible to Kill
Superbug German Cockroachs Becoming Nearly Impossible to Kill

German cockroaches…those small, swift, disgusting insects that live only around people are quickly evolving resistance to a range of pesticides at the same time and may soon be nearly impossible to kill with chemicals alone. Most exterminators typically rely on different classes of toxic...

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Miami, Tampa & Orlando Make the List of Worst US Cities for Bed Bugs
Miami, Tampa & Orlando Make the List of Worst US Cities for Bed Bugs

Anyone heading to Florida for vacation could be more likely to find themselves sharing a room with some unwelcome guests. Those unwanted guests we are referring to are “bed bugs” According to a new study, the city of Orlando has made its way into the Top 50 Bed Bug cities in the...

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Rainy Days Causes Rise in Rat Infestations
Rainy Days Causes Rise in Rat Infestations

Rainy days can be therapeutic. Rainy days can be soothing and settling. But unfortunately, when more rain is on the way, so could be unwanted visitors as well. Roof rats climb up on the trees onto the roof, and they go down the pipe vents if there are any openings on the roof. Rats will

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Beware of Christmas Tree Bugs This Holiday
Beware of Christmas Tree Bugs This Holiday

If you plan on or already have purchased a Christmas tree for the holiday season, you’re not alone. Millions of people do it. But they are usually not aware of the critters that may be hopping on board. About 33 million real Christmas trees are sold in the U.S. every year. And the crazy...

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Get Ready For the 2020 Python Bowl
Get Ready For the 2020 Python Bowl

You heard it, right folks. Not only do we have a Super Bowl, but now we will have the Python Bowl. And it is right here in Florida where pythons have become a serious problem. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has met with members of state agencies to announce a python hunting competition in...

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Super Termites Swarming South Florida Worse Than Ever
Super Termites Swarming South Florida Worse Than Ever

The termite take-over in South Florida seems like it can’t get any worse. Well, maybe it has. Two relatively new species of termites are worse than ever this year. Pest control company phones are ringing off the hook now that swarming season is here. Reluctant homeowners better act when...

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Bill in Florida to Ban Possession and Sale of Iguanas
Bill in Florida to Ban Possession and Sale of Iguanas

Iguanas have become such a problem in South Florida that it has reached epidemic proportions. They are wreaking havoc on the ecosystem, as well as causing problems for people and businesses as well. Well, there is now a bill that very well might ban the possession and sale of iguanas in Florida...

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Poll Ranks South Florida Area 20th Rattiest City in US
Poll Ranks South Florida Area 20th Rattiest City in US

You dirty rat…yooooou dirty rat! We all know the famous phrase. But, did you know though that South Florida (Miami / Fort Lauderdale) ranked as the 20th “rattiest city” in the United States? We bet you didn’t. But you can be sure that there is a problem. This is all...

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How to Keep Your Home Termite Free
How to Keep Your Home Termite Free

Everyone dislikes bugs and pests for a variety of reasons. Some are dangerous to our health, some are venomous and some are just plain creepy. But as those of us in Florida know, the most financially crippling pests out there are termites. The wood-eaters are drawn to homes and woodpiles and...

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“Python Hunter” Ad Nets More Than 2,000 applicants worldwide
“Python Hunter” Ad Nets More Than 2,000 applicants worldwide

PestDepot.com deals with lots of different types of pests and nuisance animals. One that is becoming more and more of a problem is the Burmese python. People have discarded these “pet” snakes and they have thrived our of control in the wild. Thus the call for the state of Florida to...

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Do You Have Roof Rats
Do You Have Roof Rats

There are many types of pests that Floridians deal with. Termites, spiders, alligators, raccoons, and even rodents. One of the most common rodents that causes the most headaches are roof rats. We here t pestdepot.com are going to explain a little more about these nuisance pests. What are Roof...

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Those Darn Drywood Termites
Those Darn Drywood Termites

Drywood termites are commonly found in wood with low moisture content. They do not require contact with soil moisture in order to live. They spend almost their entire life cycle inside the sound, dry wood upon which they feed. Since their colonies are often small and found deep inside the wood...

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South Florida Pest Deopt
South Florida Pest Deopt

Two of the world’s most destructive termite species are swarming South Florida, and the fact that they are mating has scientists staggering and sweating. The Asian and Formosan subterranean termite species are producing hundreds of thousands of winged males and females (known as alates), which...

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Call Pest Depot if You Have Termites
Call Pest Depot if You Have Termites

Many residents of Florida, especially those living near the coast or in southern counties, will experience a drywood termite infestation in their home. Unlike subterranean termites which require excess moisture, drywood termites spend almost their entire life cycle inside the sound, dry wood...

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