German Roaches

The German cockroach is the most common species of the cockroach. Because they are so adaptable, they have successfully adjusted to living with humans. The German cockroach is best identified by its small size and by two dark parallel lines running from the back of...

Rodents: The Roof Rat

The roof rat is the worst rodent pest in the state of Florida and the most abundant. A few of the main signs that you have a rodent problem are gnawing marks, droppings, and scampering noises. In addition, they cause considerable structural damage to your home or...

Care for Christmas Trees

A Christmas tree can be a beautiful home accessory, while also serving as a decorative centerpiece for the holiday season! However, considering how short-lived a cut tree is, supplying the bottom of the cut tree with fresh water can help slow down the drying process...

Garden Clean-Up & Keeping Weeds Out of Shrub Beds

When you water and fertilize your shrub beds, you also make the soil more welcoming to invasive weeds. Weed growth in landscape beds can also happen due to heavy rain fall. Weeds not only make your landscape look messy, but they also steal nutrients from the plants...

Outside Roaches

Let’s face it: we live in tropical Florida, and we have roaches that get into our homes.  The roaches in our area are formally referred to as “peridomestic” roaches and colloquially referred to as “water bugs, palmetto bugs, black beetles” and the like. These roaches...

Fall Vegetable Gardening

October is the best time of year for many home vegetable gardeners in North Florida! It’s the beginning of our cool weather planting season for much of the state, and the time we get to plant some of our favorite vegetables. We think it’s safe to say that a vegetable...

Large Patch Fungus

It can be frustrating to see brown spots in what would otherwise be a beautiful green stretch of grass in your lawn. Large patch fungus is one of the most destructive of all lawn diseases. It sneaks up on you and destroys large areas of your lawn virtually overnight...

Butterfly Gardens

Butterflies are some of the most beautiful and fascinating creatures on earth. A butterfly garden is an easy way to attract more butterflies. It also helps butterflies, since many natural butterfly habitats have been lost to human activities like building homes,...

Formosan Termites

To an average homeowner, all termites might seem like they are the same because they have similar qualities: small, stubborn, and chew through wood! However, for pest control companies like the team here at Trad’s, termites are not all the same and knowing which...