Insights From Our Experts

At Trad’s Pest Control, we’ve got the knowledge, and we want to share it with you. That’s what our blog, What Bugs You?, is for. Here, you will find tips and insight from our experts to better care for your lawn, home, and business.

Bugs That Really Suck!

Bugs are a just a part of life in Florida, as much as some of us wish that they weren’t. To put it colloquially, bugs can really suck! There are a variety of insects that thrive by biting and sucking the nutrients from living things. There are the pesky bugs that bite...

What Are Formosan Termites and How Can I Spot Them?

What are creamy white to brown, have six legs, and are about a half an inch long? Formosan Termites! These termites fall into one of three groups: reproductive, soldiers, or workers, and they are often referred to as “super termites” as they are the most aggressive of...

Weed Control

You work hard to maintain a beautiful, thick, and green lawn; but somehow, those weeds just keep coming back.  How do you finally get rid of the crabgrass in your Florida lawn? A great first step is making sure that your turf or yard is free of pests. Often times,...

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...

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...

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...

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...