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There's a Bug in my Christmas Tree!

For many families, the week after Thanksgiving is when they start shopping for Christmas trees. Be on the lookout for insects in those fresh trees!
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a time of peace, reflection and gratitude - and maybe even some football
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No, Earwigs Don't Crawl in Your Ears!

It's an old wives' tale that earwigs crawl into your ears and invade your brain!
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Honoring Our Veterans

…the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month...Honoring our veterans today
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Boxelder Bugs in the Walls?

Chances are you've relocated to Florida from somewhere else - really, who hasn't? Okay, for the 10% who were born and raised in Florida, we promise this will still be interesting.
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Spider Treats That Cause No Fear... Just Fun!

So for our final spooky spider post of October 2021, we've decided to shed the spooky and focus on the flavorful! With Halloween less than a week away, you're probably looking for some tasty treats to share with your in-house trick or treats!
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Are You Pre-Disposed to Your Fear of Spiders?

As we dive deeper into our month-long study of spiders, it makes sense to take a quick look as to why these particular arachnids are the source of fear.
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Not all Daddy-Long-Legs are Spiders!

As we reach the midpoint of October and our special series on spiders, we’d like to talk about some often seen creatures that are sometimes spiders… and sometimes not!
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Fall Means More Spiders Inside

As we cruise into the second week of October, you’ve probably noticed a lot of new seasonal items at our local stores. No, not the Christmas stuff – yes, we know it’s already on shelves, and Starbucks started doing their PSL’s in August! But we tend to be more traditional around here. So of course, we’re talking about Halloween! For the month of October, we’re going to talk about a perennial part of the various Halloween traditions since at least the middle ages – Spiders.
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Wasps Crave Sugar – Especially in the Fall!

Growing up, one of the elderly ladies in our church was known for proudly declaring that she always ate her dessert first. She believed that while food that was good for us was necessary, taking pleasure in eating sweets was just as important – especially as she approached the end of her life.
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Collecting Insects – An Interesting Hobby?

We talk a lot about the diversity in creation and the interesting things we discover about insects. We’re always learning more about and from them. A lot of times, those articles come about because of scientific studies and research. But it might surprise you to know that a lot of that research is accomplished thanks to amateur entomologists.
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The Invisible Human?

We love living in the tropical paradise here on the Gulf Coast of Florida. But there is one major irritant we just can’t seem to get away from. Sure, hurricanes pop up from time to time, but we’re plagued almost year round by our “state insect,” the mosquito.
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The Unofficial End of Summer

This week, we flip the calendar from August to September, and the kids go back to school. Although summer doesn’t officially end until September 22, this upcoming weekend has long been considered the end of summer. We do picnics, take one last family trip to the beach, and sort through our closets.
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The Love Bug Myth

Most of the rest of the United States is preparing for the fall season to begin. But while they look forward to leaves changing color, we have our own fall tradition – love bug season!Most of the rest of the United States is preparing for the fall season to begin. But while they look forward to leaves changing color, we have our own fall tradition – love bug season!
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World Mosquito Day

Yes, we know… Here on the Gulf Coast of Florida it seems like every day is a mosquito day. Why do we need a holiday for it?
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Friday the 13th!

Glancing at the calendar, tomorrow is Friday the 13th of August. While we can experience up to three of these “scary” days in a year – 2020 had two! – this is the only time we’ll see it this year. Superstitions are strange and unusual creatures. Some of them seem silly and random while others appear to have existed in our culture since before recorded history.
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The Dog Days of Summer

When we’re stepping out of our homes these days of unseasonably high temperatures and we are almost immediately wiping our brows, it’s easy to understand why the ancient Romans called this time of year the “dog days of summer”.
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Celebrating the Father of Modern Entomology

It’s hard to imagine someone who’s had more impact on the scientific world than Charles Darwin, author of On the Origin of Species. But more than 25 years prior to Darwin’s science shattering treatise, another book was published that examined the diversity and adaptation of the animal kingdom and came to a different conclusion.
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Why are There No Fireflies in Florida?

The latest Marvel movie, Black Widow, begins with a scene set in 1995 that probably looks very familiar to most of us. Two young girls running around woodsy central Ohio, admiring glowing lightning bugs, or fireflies.
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It’s Not Just Bugs! Part 2

Last week we talked about how we often get calls for and deal with the Florida House Mice that sometimes find their way into our homes and attics. Today, we’re going to address their much larger cousin.
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It’s Not Just Bugs, Part 1

A high percentage of the time when we get a call, it’s about insect invaders in your home or yard. But we provide full-service pest prevention here at Good News Pest Solutions.
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Happy Fourth of July!

Here at Good News Pest Solutions, we love our country. Despite all the challenges we’ve faced over the past 245 years, the arguments between political parties, and even the year of lockdown, it’s still the greatest country on the face of the earth.
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The Wonder of the Roly-Pollie

Now that the rainy season is in full swing, you might have noticed some new bugs encroaching on your house. They look like dark, stunted caterpillars. And when you touch them, they have a tendency to roll up into a ball.
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Insects Celebrate Father’s Day Too!

This Sunday we’ll mark the one hundred and eleventh annual celebration of Father’s Day. Thankfully, this year we can gather our families around us again, in person, as we celebrate fathers.
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Hurricane Season Brings Insects, Not Just Storms!

Given the subtropical temperate weather that we experience most of the year, it’s not surprising that there are a lot of jokes about Florida having no seasons.
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It’s June – Introducing the June Bug

April showers bring May flowers… and June bugs??
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Time for Ticks to Go Away

Just a couple of weeks ago, a new holiday was launched. Sort of. We know it sounds like a momentous event, but until Congress or the United Nations steps up, it’s not as big a deal as you’d think.
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Romancing the Queen?

Close your eyes and picture it. It is one of those iconic scenes from old movies or Biblical illustrations. The queen, raised up on a litter, carried by 4 to 6 servants, and death is the penalty to any servant who lets her feet hit the ground.
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Time for Bees

We are always surprised and amazed by the incredible things we discover in God’s creation as we learn more about our world. For years, entomologists have theorized that bees use circadian rhythms to estimate the passage of time.
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Talking to Spiders With Song

Most of the time when we encounter spider webs, it’s a less than entertaining experience. We’re trying to clean webs and cobwebs out of all of the corners of our home.
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Extreme Bugs: Mothra

Spoiler alert! No, the titanic moth creature from the Godzilla universe does not exist in real life. But our most recent ‘Extreme Bug’ is definitely creepy if not downright frightening. Good thing it’s native to Australia, not Flori
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Saving the Bees!

We have the pleasure of talking about a whole lot of different insects. Some you may encounter and others are just extremely cool or weird or maybe even both. But it’s a rare treat when we can talk about a true Queen Bee!
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Bat Maternity Season is Here!

There’s a great scene in Christopher Nolan’s first Batman movie – Batman Begins. Bruce Wayne is talking about being a symbol that will strike fear into the hearts of the evil men of Gotham. And his loyal friend and mentor Alfred inq
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The Sounds of Spring

More insects will start to come out as temperatures continue to rise. Okay, yes, it’s more of a thing in the Midwest than here with our own pretty steady sub-tropical weather. But we’ll still see more insect activity. Just listen for the
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Happy Easter!

Well, it’s been a long, confusing, divisive year. In 2020, many of us couldn’t be with friends and family or even attend an in-person worship service for Easter. But through it all, the message didn’t change. The Good News of Jesus
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Boxelder Bugs Love Spring!

Now that spring has spread across the country, we think it’s time to talk about Boxelder Bugs.
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It's Springtime!

Yay! Spring is about to… sprang? Sprung? Have been sprung? Silly irregular verbs! English can be a confusing language sometimes. But the point is, Spring is here on the Gulf Coast of Florida, even if the official start of the Vernal Equinox is
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Wolf Spiders

You wake up in the middle of the night feeling unsettled. You look across the room – are those two tiny eyes staring back at you? You grab the flashlight you keep beside your bed and shine it into the darkness. Now you can see six more eyes in
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Termite Awareness Week

Are you ready? It’s coming next week! TERMITE AWARENESS WEEK!
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Termites Rock?

It sounds like the hypothesis for a middle school science fair project – do termites eat wood faster or slower depending on what music is playing? Back in the 60’s, scientists tested and discovered that certain plants grow better and tall
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Bugs Who Winter in my House?

One of our favorite winter pastimes here in the Sunshine State is watching how everyone up north deals with the snow and ice. It’s even more pronounced this year as a winter storm ravages as far south as Texas, setting records. Meanwhile, we&rs
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Valentine's Day

Although it is one of the oldest holidays, we don’t know much about the true origins of St. Valentine’s Day or the Feast of St. Valentine. After all, he’s probably the second most known saint, after Saint Nicholas, even if we don&rs
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Roaches get in...

It’s not hard to understand why December to April are the busiest months of the year here on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Hurricane season is (usually) over, and our subtropical temperatures look like an excellent respite from the cold winds and
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A Good Bee - Hard to Find?

A lot of times, when we think of bees, we picture honey bees and maybe, occasionally, bumblebees. But did you know that scientists over the decades have recorded some 20,000 different bee species? That’s a lot of variation in God’s creati
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Watch out - Brood X is on the way!

In our work here at Good News Pest Solutions, we are constantly amazed at the variety and specificity of many of God’s creations. Just looking at insects, we know of more than 1-million different species. And scientists estimate there could be
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Florida Arbor Day

There’s an old adage that goes “The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is right now.” That’s the idea and spirit that led to founding Arbor Day over 150 years ago. The United States and many other
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Treats for Bringing in the New Year

If you’re like most of us, you can’t wait 'til we can finally bid 2020 goodbye. While nothing will magically change at the stroke of midnight, it just feels good to move on, even symbolically.
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Christmas: Hope for Tomorrow

Sometime around 2000 years ago, in a distant Middle Eastern country, a humble baby was born in a stable. He was wrapped in strips of cloth, cradled in a cattle trough, and visited by the some of the lowliest people in the region. A dozen, maybe two,
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Bugs in your Christmas Tree?

It’s a time-honored tradition in many Gulf Coast Florida families. Sometime after Thanksgiving, you head down to the tree farm lot and pick out your Christmas tree. Sure, we’d like to go out and cut our own, but that’s just not poss
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Is there a Queen in your Attic?

It looks like we’ve finally hit winter here on the Gulf Coast of Florida, with temperatures dipping into the 40’s and low 50’s. It’s a nice break from the unseasonably warm weather and all those tropical storms! However, now w
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The Notorious Kudzu Bug

Sometimes we get so used to seeing an invasive species that we forget that it’s not native to the Sunshine State – or even the United States! We’ve looked at several over the past couple of months – ladybugs, red imported fire
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Giving Thanks Today and Always

The last couple weeks of November is probably our third favorite time of the year.
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Ladybugs - Good Luck or Good Riddance?

You’ve probably heard the saying that ladybugs are good luck. And that was certainly true for farmers over 100 years ago when the US Department of Agriculture imported thousands of Coccinella septempunctata into our country. The seven-spotted s
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Scorpio? or Scorpions?

Thousands of years ago, the Babylonians looked up into the sky and made up stories about the stars as they saw them representing their pantheon of deities. Many of the constellations we still point to in the night sky came from those stories. But not
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Trick or Treat - Bug Treats for Halloween

Whether you’re staying at home, doing a drive-by haunting, or heading out to trick-or-treat this weekend, we’ve got some tasty treats to make this Halloween a success!
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Black Widow Spiders - Hiding in the Attic?

For years, arachnophobia – the sometimes irrational fear of spiders – has dominated the lists of the top scariest things in the world. We don’t know where this primal fear originated from, but the scariest of the spiders has earned
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Smells Like Stink Bug Season is Here!

It’s hard to believe when our temperatures are still climbing into the low 90’s that we’ve entered October...and we are almost a month into autumn! But we are. And while it may be a few weeks still before we get any actually cooler
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National Food Bank Week

Here at Good News Pest Solutions, we often refer to ourselves as a for-profit, Christian ministry, cleverly disguised as a pest control company. And we take that commitment very seriously. We are always open to share the true good news of the Gospel,
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Carpenter Ants Don't Build - They Destroy!

You’d think, with a good, Midwestern tradesperson and artisan name like 'Carpenter,' that carpenter ants would be a good thing. Unfortunately, as you may have guessed from the title, nothing could be further from the truth.
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The Fall Equinox ... Already?

A lot of newcomers to the Sunshine State sometimes complain that we have no seasons. That's just not true! We have tourist season, hurricane season, mosquito season, snowbird season…
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Don't Knock Spiders! Wolf Spiders Eat Pests!

Just picture it. You’re in your bathroom, doing your weekly cleaning and sweeping out all the crevices… and there it is. You’re face to, er, face, with a large, hairy, thick-legged spider – staring right down its soft mandibl
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Fuzzy Caterpillars Can Be Dangerous!

As we turn the calendar pages and look forward to the high temperatures easing off (they will, soon!), we know our perennial snowbirds will soon be headed to the Sunshine state. But another seasonal guest is also headed our way. And it carries more d
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Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes?

With everything else that has happened in 2020, you might have forgotten the threat some mosquitoes pose. No, they don’t spread the Coronavirus – it’s a respiratory illness. But in fact, a single mosquito bite can be deadly if the m
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The Spotted Lanternfly - Another Quarantine?

The last time the media found out about an invasive Asian insect, we were subjected to horrifying tales of Murder Hornets. Never mind the fact that there were only a few Giant Yellow Hornets spotted in North America...or that mosquitoes are a far mor
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A Covid-19 Dilemma – Rodents

Like dominoes, many aspects of our lives are connected – and not always in ways we anticipate. Knock one down and the effects ripple across many facets of our society.
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Today is International Lefthanders Day!

Did you know that in the 40’s and 50’s, and before, all students learned how to write one way? Left handed people were forced to learn to write with their right hands. And no matter how difficult it was for them, they were shamed and view
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Bugs in Your Flour?

Imagine the scenario… Special guests are coming to dinner or a weekend get together, and you’re planning to make cookies, cake, or another baked good from scratch. You grab the ingredients, some eggs, butter and sugar whipped together.
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Good News is the Heart of #SuncoastStrong

Even if this is your first encounter with us, as you might have gathered from our name, Good News Pest Solutions is a big fan of good news. Good news; you don’t have termites! Good news; we can get those roaches out of your house and keep them
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National Moth Week

It’s not a federal holiday – yet – but for lepidopterans across the globe, it’s been a time of celebration during this last full week of July for nearly ten years. National Moth Week celebrates the beauty, life cycles, and hab
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The Hotter the Better?

It’s been an interesting year. In addition to the emergence of the novel Coronavirus that forced half the world to shut down and peaceful protests transformed into the some of the worst race riots since the 60’s, our little corner of the
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Not All Big Roaches are Palmetto Bugs!

Even if you’ve only been in Florida for a few hours, you’re likely to have heard the popular phrase: “Our neighbors have cockroaches; we have Palmetto bugs.” It’s usually said with some sort of pride – as if our fl
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Fourth of July - Picnic Time!

Thanks to the worldwide and nationwide struggle with the Coronavirus, 4th of July celebrations will have a different tone this year. Most of the public fireworks displays in our area have either been cancelled or switched to virtual, online displays.
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Alaska Gets Mosquitoes in June and July?!?

It’s something you’ve likely never even considered. After all, when we think of Alaska, we think of snow and ice, or 24-hours of daylight, as shown in movies like Insomnia. But Alaska does have a summer. And they also refer to mosquitoes
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Happy Father's Day!

On Sunday, June 21, we will celebrate Father’s Day. A day set aside, much like Mother’s Day, to commemorate the men in our lives who have raised us. But while the Ten Commandments told us to honor our father and mother some 4000 years ago
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Drywood Termites Shelter in Place

You’ve probably heard us saying this more times than any of us can count: There are two kinds of homes in Florida. Those with termites and those that will have termites. And while much of our state stayed home from work over the past month or t
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Hurricane Season Starts June 1

Just when you thought it was safe to leave the house… Hurricane season starts next week!
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May or June Beetle?

When most of us hear the term “June Bug,” we think of the beetles that littered our front porches during the summer months. We probably stepped on more than we needed to – that satisfying crunch making them the equivalent of insect
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Murder Hornets? Really?????

The year 2020 is a lot of things: The year of the Eye, for obvious reasons; in the Chinese zodiac the year of the Rat, which seems strangely appropriate; the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale, and as such, the year of the Nurse and the Midwife..
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Celebrating Mothers on May 10!

This Sunday, we will honor the women in our lives. While the day is named for and commemorates the woman who gave birth to us, in recent years, we’ve informally expanded the celebration. Now, we tend to include all of the ladies who helped rais
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May Day? Mayflies!

As Spring quickly plows into our perpetual 80-degrees plus Summer, the month of May offers an opportunity to experience one of God’s stranger insect creations, the Mayfly.
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Today is National Picnic Day!

Did you know our word picnic comes from a French term? The phrase pique-nique roughly translates to "bring a little or almost nothing". It became popular in the mid-1600’s as shorthand for couples who would bring their own wine to dinner.
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April Showers... Bring Bugs?

We all know the popular catch phrase, “April showers bring May flowers,” but did you know the saying actually comes from the prologue to Chaucher’s Canterbury Tales? Sometimes those English Lit classes really do come in handy!
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Happy Easter - To New Beginnings

None of us could have expected this back in January when we celebrated the start of the New Year. We heard the first reports coming out of China of a new flu-related virus. But who knew it would be having such an impact on us as we prepare to celebra
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In Like a Lion but out like a...?

You’ve probably heard the popular weather phrase referenced above. In reality, it’s closer to an old wives’ tale than an accurate weather predictor. And we know it probably originated in the Midwest or the Northeast, so even if it w
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Do Mosquitoes Spread COVID-19?

In times like these it seems that fear and worry are the number one things on people’s minds. Fear of Coronavirus. Fear of being alone. Fear of being stranded without the necessary essentials. Fear of not having money for your mortgage, rent, o
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Spring Has Sprung!

In the midst of all of the myriad concerns occupying the news over the past week, you might have lost track of the fact that we’re moving from the Winter Solstice to the Spring Equinox. Or you might just be surprised that it’s already her
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Coronavirus & Your Pest Control Service

Health & safety are always important to us at Good News. Many of the pests that we eliminate can carry disease or cause other health issues if left unchecked (more on this below), and since we frequently enter the homes of our customers, we have
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Keeping Your Home Moth-Free

There’s a popular belief that moths eat clothing – specifically, the wool in our sweaters. But that’s not entirely true.
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National Save a Spider Day

When you consider all of the benefits that certain creatures bring us, you have to wonder why we’re so afraid of them. I mean, we bring dogs and cats into our homes and all they do is hang around, eat, sleep and occasionally kill a random roden
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Festering Florida Fleas

If you’ve lived in Southwest Florida for any length of time, you might have heard the myth that we have no seasons. Sure, Spring, Summer, and Fall all feel similar, it’s often around 80 degrees year round, and the leaves don’t chang
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Hungry House Flies!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of months, you’ve heard something about the Chinese Coronavirus outbreak. With nearly 2000 reported fatalities to date, the majority of them in mainland China, COVID-19 is respons
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Love Bugs for Valentine's Day

So if you’ve been in Florida for any time at all, you’ve probably encountered Love Bugs. Every year from the end of March through May, the Plecia nearctica come out, fly around and mate. And because the exhaust fumes from cars is somewhat
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National Children's Authors and Illustrators Week - Bugs Rule!

Here at Good News Pest Solutions, we talk a lot about how to keep bugs out of your home. After all, it’s one of our primary missions and has been for more than 30 years. But one of our other goals is to educate people. So this week, we’d
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Western Monarch Day is February 5th!

Most of us are familiar with birds that migrate North when the weather warms up and that return our way in the late summer and fall as the northern temperatures drop.
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Carpenter Ants - the Other Wood-Muncher!

Of all the ants you could find in your home, Carpenter Ants seem like they could be the most pleasant. They cut and measure and put things together, build furniture, maybe do a little woodworking on the side…
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Ticks Getting Inside!

It’s a summertime ritual dog owners and campers know well – checking for Ticks after a fun outdoorsy adventure. No one wants the bloodsuckers in the house – especially when you consider that a pregnant female tick can lay between 15
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Cockroaches Want to Get Warm Too!

This year, our winter in southern Florida is one of the strangest on record. Higher than average rainfall amounts, together with a mix of unseasonably warm and rapidly dropping temperatures have made for an interesting holiday season.
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Pests: Pressure Predictions for 2020

A movie came out last month on Amazon titled “The Aeronauts.” It is a movie loosely based on the real life story of James Glaisher, who, in 1862, flew higher into the atmosphere than any previous hot air balloon had flown, almost costing
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Keeping Bed Bugs From Coming Home for the Holidays

“…no matter how far away you roam
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

2019 has been a year of tremendous blessings, sorrows, experiences, growth and just about everything you can imagine. We are grateful for the multitude of people in our life...friends, family, customers and everyone who joined us in celebrating our 3
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Spiders coming in from the cold

Yes, it’s getting to be that time of year again…
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Thanksgiving is a Time to Reflect

Sometimes living on the Gulf Coast of Florida means we lose track of the changing seasons that the rest of the country sees. No falling leaves, no chilling breezes, no first snowfall to remind us what time of year it is.
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Formosan Termites on the Move

There’s a saying we have here at Good News Pest Solutions: There are two types of homes in Florida. Those that have termites and those that will have termites.
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Lawn Grubs - A Fall Pest in Florida

It’s a common experience. You come out of your house during the rainy season after the storm has passed on, only to hear several crunches under your feet. You look down to see June bugs littering your front porch. Well, actually, in Florida, th
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Trick or Treat! Insects Terrorize the World on Screen!

Ever since they started making “B” horror films in the 50’s, a popular subject of terror was insects – from the existence of giant mutated insects to humans being overrun by multitudes of insects, to even becoming insects ours
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The Survivalist Silverfish

One of the fun facts that pops up quite often in insect discussions is the fact that the cockroach has been around since the time of the dinosaurs. But did you know there’s an even more ancient bug? One that has learned to live and hide in the
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Mosquitoes are carrying yet another virus

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water backyard…
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October 14th is National Chocolate Covered Insect Day!

People are always looking to eat healthier and to get more protein and more variety in their diet. What better place to start than with the ultimate protein source?
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Dazzling Dragonflies: Bane or Blessing?

It seems like every year, at least one of our local news stations comes out with bigger and better weather detection technology. Not that we necessarily need it.
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More Ways to Go Green!

One of our top priorities here at Good News Pest Solutions is protecting the environment as part of our mission to steward the planet and the resources God has given us. We’ve got a long history of finding and using risk-reduced, organic, green
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How to Kill Mosquito Larvae Naturally!

The rains have been in full force this summer. While they've lightened some in the past few weeks, the standing water is still around.
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5 Crazy Facts about Crazy Ants

With the seemingly never-ending showers, and the unseasonably warm temperatures, you might have noticed everyone’s spending more time indoors. Unfortunately, part of that “everyone” is ants. And not the usual biting ants we see arou
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How to Enjoy Your Labor Day Picnic Without Mosquitoes

Editor's Note: Surprise, surprise! It looks like Hurricane Dorian might be crashing everyone's Labor Day picnic this weekend, but we thought we'd go ahead and share this post anyway for your picnic Hurricane Party (We actually really hope you won't b
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Are Termites Doing This to Your House?

A brand new game show debuted recently that’s got everyone in our offices interested. It comes from our friends at Pest Control Technology. While they’re not working with Dick Clark or Mark Burnett Productions, it’s got all the grea
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Yellow Jackets Can Build Super Nests the Size of Small Cars!

In the most recent Transformers movie, fan favorite Bumblebee not only takes the form of a Volkswagen Beetle, but also switches to a more aggressive Yellowjacket robot mode when his human friends are threatened. That’s all well and good for a r
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New Fruit Bug Threatening Florida Citrus

This has not been a good year for the citrus tree growers in the Sunshine state. The 2018/19 season started with the promise of an increased harvest – the USDA predicting a 76% growth for Florida’s primary crop. But then a flood of lower
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The Smartest Bugs Around!

The more we explore and learn about the world around us, the more often we find ourselves amazed at the diversity and specificity of every creature God created - from our own instincts and intellect, all the way down to our insect and arachnid cohabi
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Fruit Pizza: A Great Summertime Dessert!

With the warmer than usual summer temperatures we’ve been dealing with over the past month, turning on the oven is likely the last thing you want to do. But we promise it’ll be worth it for this extremely tasty treat!
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Cockroaches Developing Cross-Resistance to Insecticides

You know that old adage about how cockroaches can survive a nuclear holocaust and outlive us all? Well, we’ve got some good news and bad news.
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Increased Nitrogen in Mosquito's Diet Reduces Zika Transmission

It isn’t much of a surprise that researchers at one of Florida’s top universities are still working on solutions for the threat of Zika virus. Outside of Brazil and possibly Texas, Florida had one of the largest groupings of Zika virus po
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How to Have a Green Fourth of July

It’s one of our favorite great American summer traditions – the Fourth of July! Celebrating our independence and the birth of what would become the United States of America. Tradition dictates that every active military base celebrates th
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With the Rains Come the Ants

After the sweltering heat we’ve been dealing with this early summer, the return of the afternoon rains seems like a refreshing change. But the rainy season brings its own challenges. Two of our most “popular” insect pests begin to b
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Clinical Trial Revealed Sunscreens Enter Bloodstream

There are certain dangerous constants we live with here on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Alligators. Hurricane season. Sunscreen. Wait – Sunscreen?
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How to Help Save the Honeybees!

There is so much that we have yet to learn about the other creatures God placed on planet earth with us. It seems every day we’re discovering a new species, or a newly discovered underwater creature, or new facts about insects that we thought w
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The Giant Water Bug: The Best Dad Insect Around!

On the third Sunday in June, we celebrate and honor Fathers everywhere. Other countries also have special celebrations for Dads, but believe it or not, Father’s Day was instituted in the United States less than 50 years ago.
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Pollinators Still At Risk

We all know now that nicotine in cigarettes is a highly addictive substance for human beings. So you might wonder why, just 20 years ago, companies started transitioning from standard insecticides to ones derived from nicotine.
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Florida Scientists Nervous About Termites Weakening Our Trees

We have a saying around here. There’s two kinds of homes in Florida. Those that have termites and those that will get termites. Sadly, thanks to the swarming subterranean insects that invaded the paradise we call home, there’s a very slim
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The Perfect Breakfast in Bed for Mother's Day!

It’s a popular image in commercials and TV shows. There’s nothing that quite says “I love you” like bringing mom breakfast in bed. Of course, there’s always the comic reveal moments later of the disaster area that used t
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Nature’s Lights: A Spectacular Show!

God’s creation is filled with all manner of strange and unusual creatures on the land, in the air, and deep in the ocean. Many folks point to the duckbill platypus as an example, but we’ve found some even stranger exhibits of the wonders
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New Species of Spider Discovered

This year’s Oscar award for animated film went to “Into the Spider-Verse.” In the movie, a dimensional portal opens. Suddenly, multiple Peter Parkers and a host of other versions of the iconic Spiderman are united across the multive
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Ants: The Key to Antibiotic Resistance in Humans?

Since the discovery of penicillin in 1928, antibiotics have become a life-saving force in the world. Primarily used for treating infections, antibiotics are now an essential part of everyday life for medical professionals.
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Wallace's Giant Bee... Rediscovered!

It looks like something out of the plot of one of those Saturday science fiction monster movies. But “Wallace’s Giant Bee” wasn’t created by some mad scientist bent on world domination – or a Hollywood special effects ar
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NASA Reports Earth is Greener

It seems every time the environment is mentioned these days, it’s bad news. But, thanks to some long-reaching NASA satellites, we have some good news to share! According to a recent report from the National Aeronautical and Space Administration
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Common House Pests: The Cockroach, The Housefly, and The Spider!

It’s always exciting finding a new and interesting bug around your home or work. Ok. So, maybe that’s just us. Regardless, with all the insects that our clients ask us to take a look at that they’ve never seen before, there are a fe
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Spring is Coming and So are More Bugs!

Despite our recent dip into the upper 40’s, Florida doesn’t have many days that our neighbors to the north would consider “real winter.” That has its benefits and disadvantages. The fact that we call 40’s and 50’s
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Birth Control for Mosquitoes

Even without the threat of Yellow Fever, Zika and Dengue viruses, the mosquito leads the list of most annoying insects. Especially during the summer months, which, thanks to our subtropical environment, tends to linger longer in Florida. So it should
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Polar Vortex Did a Number on Bugs!

The winter weather we’ve seen in Florida this year has been some of the most convoluted ever. Of course, we can’t help but notice that, as strange as it’s been, our neighbors to the North have been surviving a much harder time of it
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Declining Insect Populations Signal Trouble

For the past 30 years, one of the central components of our mission here at Good News Pest Solutions has been to not only provide the most effective pest solutions, but to do so while acting as God’s stewards, striving to protect and enhance ou
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Creative Ways to Recognize Your "Ex" on Valentine's Day!

There is no shortage of creative ways to express your feelings of affection for another person these days. You can make a donation in their name, buy a goat for an impoverished village, or have a star named after them (or can you?). As you might have
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Cats Are Not the Best Rat Traps After All

The fun of living in a world filled with entertainment is the tendency to adopt certain ideas as being accurate. When, in fact, we have no proof. Worse, we may think a particular viewpoint is true when in reality, it’s completely false. For exa
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Rodent Chatter: Figuring Out the Code

Artificial neural networks is a popular buzz phrase these days. For years, they’ve been improving speech recognition, giving rise to Alexa and Siri. Facebook is trying to put them into play to filter fake news from real. Google’s using th
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Cockroaches: The Next Garbage Men?

For most folks the thought of flicking the lights on and seeing literally millions of cockroaches fleeing to the corners of the room would be enough to send them out of the building forever. After all, useful and productive are not the terms that fir
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Extreme Bugs: The Bombardier Beetle!

There are many amazing things in creation, and we’ve explored many you can find in the insect world in our past articles on Extreme Bugs. This month we have a particularly interesting bug with an unusual defense mechanism that could blow... you
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Looking Forward to 2019 with YOU!

It seems like just yesterday, we were ringing in 2018, and now, we’re all a year older and hopefully a bit wiser! And 2019 isn’t just another year for us, either. We are celebrating our DIAMOND Anniversary this year! Thirty years ago, in
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Fighting Bedbugs with Dogs?

Between Thanksgiving week and the first week of the New Year, a lot of people are travelling. In fact, AAA predicts one in three will travel over the holiday season this year, breaking the record from each of the previous two years. In case you were
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Ways to Go Green with Your Wardrobe

As we wrap up our year long quest to help everyone live a little greener, today we’re focusing on your wardrobe. There are some clothes you can wear forever, some that slip in and out of fashion and some items we pray no one finds the pictures
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Pest Pressure Increased This Fall and Winter

If you’ve watched the news at least once, you’ve likely caught a weather report. Cold fronts, warm fronts, snow, rain, and clouds. But have you ever said to yourself, just what is a barometer and how does it help predict the weather? You&
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Delicious and Unique Thanksgiving Day Appetizer Recipes

For most people, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season. It can be a time of remembered customs, from holiday celebration rituals to traditional food items. But why not mix things up and try a different flavor for this year’s Th
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Coconut Oil Compound Beats DEET in Repelling Bugs!

It’s hard to believe it’s been more than two years since spectators at the women’s international summer soccer games in Brazil were chanting “Zika, Zika!” And while the threat of Zika virus is still something of a concer
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Ways to Go Green with Your Beauty Routine

We’re continuing our series on going deep when going green. We’ve already covered your house, your yard and your food. But have you ever considered going green with your daily beauty routine?
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World's Scariest Snack: Spider Pizza!

While the chosen treat on the majority of folks mind this time of year is candy, it’s long been a time-honored tradition to come up with clever new creative snacks for the Halloween ‘season.’ This year, whether you go out trick-or-t
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Getting Ready for Rodent Week October 21-27, 2018

While they will never be as popular as some of their other rodent cousins, Hollywood has certainly raised the profile of rats for most folks. Whether it’s Remy in Ratatouille, Master Splinter from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Muppet’
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Ways to Go Green with Your Meals

Judging from the response we’ve been getting, you’re really enjoying our deep dive on going green around your home these past few months. So now that we’ve looked at everything from your spring cleaning to getting your garage and po
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Extreme Bugs: Most Like Dracula...Tsetse Flies!

Deep in the jungles of Africa there lives an insect that that is known for sucking blood and making men go mad. Barely stopping to put its feet down, it drives its long proboscis deep into the flesh of any mammal, living off their blood, while leavin
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Take Extra Precautions Against Mosquitoes Right Now!

It’s been a while since we’ve spent any time discussing the dangers of Zika virus that were so prevalent for the past couple of summers. In fact, back in May, the CDC removed the recommended Zika-related restrictions for people traveling
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Ways to Go Green in Your Attic

If you’re like most of us, you don’t think about your attic much. Especially here on the Gulf Coast of Florida, where they’re closer to crawl spaces than the canted storage or living areas they enjoy in most of the country. But if y
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Top Pests in Florida

In just a short while, the Gulf Coast of Florida will start to experience the biggest invasive species we’ve ever seen. Luckily, it’s only for a few months. We’re talking, of course, of the annual migration of snowbirds to our sandy
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Amazing Animal and Bug Facts

On the Netflix TV show Atypical, a boy with high-functioning autism uses his obsessive love for penguins to help him adapt to situations that he would normally find distracting or disturbing. Throughout the first season of the show, he focuses especi
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10 Ways Your College Student Can Live Greener!

The leaves aren’t quite turning color and falling off the trees yet (except the ones dying from the higher than average heat), but another clear indicator for the fall season has arrived – the beginning of the school year. Whether your fa
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The Next Generation Robotic Cockroach

If you’ve watched any of the full-scale robotics competitions on PBS then you’re aware that, contrary to the movies, robots are a very long way from taking over the world. First, they need to manage to stay standing up and work a doorknob
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Bedbugs on Airplanes!

The 1950’s was rife with B movies that forced unprepared heroes and heroines to face giants spiders, scorpions, and other assorted insects and arachnids. But they never had to face the horrifying threat that is suddenly becoming all too real &n
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Ways to Go Green in Your Pool

In the midst of the hot summer months, you’re probably not thinking much about going green in your pool. Unless, of course, you’re worried about excessive algae deposits thanks to our near daily rainfall here on Florida’s Gulf Coast
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Scorpions: Scarier than Spiders?

In 1955, the movie Tarantula debuted, the first in an ongoing series of giant spider movies that continues as recently as 2013’s “The Giant Spider.” For decades, both psychologists and arachnologists have studied human’s seemi
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Extreme Bugs: Mimicry at its Best...Swallowtail Butterflies!

Whether you’re a full-time lepidopterist or just an amateur butterfly enthusiast, there’s always a thrill when you spot a new or unusual butterfly. But are you really sure it’s not one you've seen before? Most insects are easily ide
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Ways to Go Green in Your Yard

We typically spend more time outdoors during the summer months than the rest of the year. So, we’re taking a slight detour in our quest to make your home as environmentally efficient as it can be. This month we’ll be looking for ways to g
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New Tick Identified in New Jersey

Despite being in the midst of rainy season, we tend to spend a bit more time outdoors during the summer months, often hiking and camping. Unfortunately for us, that’s also the time that annoying bugs like mosquitoes and ticks are more prevalent
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Keeping Your Pets Safe This 4th of July

For many families on the Gulf Coast of Florida, their four-legged friends are just as much a part of the clan as their blood relatives. They ride in the car, share dinner, even go with you on vacations. But the annual Fourth of July celebration? That
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A Healthy Summer Snack to Keep You Cool

Whether you mark the time by the end of the school year or what it says on the calendar, summer has officially begun on the Gulf Coast of Florida! It feels like kids these days are more inclined to play video games or interact with social media than
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Cockroach Milk: The New Almond Milk?

There have been a lot of trends in alternative nutrition in search of better, healthier options for food. This is especially true for those folks who are Vegan, lactose intolerant, and those who suffer from gluten or nut allergies. We’ve seen t
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Going Green in Your Garage

Regardless whether you use your garage to park your car, as a toolshed and project site, as an oversize clutter closet, or some combination thereof, it probably isn’t the first place you think of when you consider transforming your home into a
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Hurricane Season is Here... And So are More Pests!

With Tropical Storm Alberto already spinning in the Gulf, it looks like we have an early hurricane season again this year. In fact, maybe we should just change the dates, as this is the 4th year in a row where we’ve had a named storm in May. Re
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World's Best Burgers

You might have noticed a very important date coming up on your calendar. Monday, May 28 is Memorial Day! On the last Monday of May every year we honor the brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedom while serving in the
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La Niña to Create Significant Spring Pest Pressure

The National Pest Management Association has released their annual bug barometer for the remainder of 2018 – and into 2019 for us on the Gulf Coast of Florida. There are a lot of factors to try and take into account when considering what the re
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Experts Concerned About Deadly Yellow Fever Outbreak

Once again, as rainy season for Florida approaches, Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are in the headlines. And this time, there’s a much larger potential for danger than the one posed by the Zika virus. To be clear, Zika is still a very real threat. Ex
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Going Green in Your Laundry Room

The average family does about 8-10 loads of laundry every week. That adds up to 11-15 hours a week – if you’re using the dryer. It can be longer for items you hang or spread out on a rack to dry. So it makes sense that the next place we&r
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Extreme Bugs: The Fastest-The Desert Locust

Have you ever seen an insect pulled over in a school zone for speeding? While that may not seem likely, for our latest Extreme Bug, the Desert Locust, the fact that it can fly more than 21 miles per hour into the wind is just one of the amazing aspec
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Let's Celebrate Earth Day!

On Sunday, April 22, we will celebrate the 48th annual Earth Day. The first organized celebration of our planet was the idea of two Congressmen – a Democrat from Wisconsin and a Republican from California – and was intended to be a nation
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April is National Pest Management Month!

For most home and business owners, there’s only a couple times you think about pest control. Either when it’s time for your regularly scheduled checkup and treatment, or when you spot cockroaches, ants, mice, termites or other insects and
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Ways to Go Green in Your Bedroom

As we continue our expedition to “going green” in our houses this year, today’s journey takes us into a room that you typically spend between 6 and 8 hours a day in, although you’re generally not awake for most of it. But fear
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Going Green in Your Family Room

Whether you refer to it as the parlor, great room, family room, rec room, or just living room, this is the part of the house that displays who you are to the rest of the world. It’s where you watch entertainment, entertain guests, and where you
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The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

Many of us can probably recall that around this time of year, our parents would organize a whole day of “Spring Cleaning,” often culminating in a garage sale the following weekend. Sometimes, you’d even see several families on the s
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Mosquito's Gut: Key to Preventing Dengue and Zika!

Since the first sign that the Zika virus had reappeared in areas largely populated by humans in 2013, there have been countless ideas and theories and attempts to limit the spread of the virus, largely through its mosquito carriers. Scientists and l
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Ways to Go Green in Your Bathroom

The next stop on our eco-friendly tour of the house may seem surprising! However, as a whole, the average family spends somewhere between a third and half of their time at home in this particular living space. So we thought it would be a really good
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2018 Termite Awareness Week!

Here at Good News Pest Solutions, we have a saying that you might have heard us mention before: “There are two types of homes in Florida – those with termites and those that don’t have them YET.” Termite infestations cost home
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Ways to Go Green In Your Kitchen

Most of us agree that keeping our planet and ourselves healthy should be a priority. However, we know that to get started “Going Green” takes some dedication and a bit of an upfront investment. But it’s well worth it! And you don&rs
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Grasshoppers and Van Gogh: A Little Buggy Art History

Despite the fact he had no success and made almost no money off of his art before allegedly shooting himself in the gut at 37, we know quite a bit about the painter Vincent Van Gogh. The Dutch painter was the son of a pastor, and actually pursued the
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Extreme Bugs: The Brightest – Fire Beetle!

In the award-winning film by Guillermo Del Toro, The Shape of Water, the filmmaker's latest creature creation in moments of extreme emotion lights up with a strange, otherworldly glow. The makeup and effects people working on the film managed this wi
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Let's Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day!

With everything going on in the world, it may seem like society is getting darker, it’s impossible to make a difference – there’s no hope. But that’s far from true, and it’s time to share the rest of the story… Th
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"Green" Date Ideas for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is coming up quick! And while we know that the day is traditionally celebrated by expressing your love for another human being, there’s no rule that says you can’t express your love for God’s creation at the sa
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Genetically-Modified Rats: Great Idea or Ecosystem Disaster?

Not too long ago, any type of genetic manipulation was the stuff of science fiction books and movies like Jurassic Park and Gattaca. And while we’re still decades away from the human genome being selected or edited, the same is not true for the
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5 New Year’s Resolutions… For Your House

If you’re like most of us, you either made some resolutions or set some goals for yourself for the coming year. The start of a new year is a nice signpost for initiating a change. So we decide to lose weight, read more, eat healthier, watch les
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Make 2018 Your Greenest Year Yet!

As you’ve probably figured out by now, we’re pretty into being environmentally conscious and going green here at Good News Pest Solutions. We’ve even found that by taking your time to research and do it right, going green can often
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A Very Merry Christmas

As we celebrate this most joyous time of the year, we hope you find time amongst the busyness of the season to create wonderful memories with your family and friends. And remember, the joy comes not from the giving of gifts, but in the coming of Jesus, the One who gave everything for
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The Art of Giving “Green” This Holiday Season

This time of year, most people’s thoughts turn to giving gifts. And don’t get us wrong, we love giving and getting presents. Especially since the Christmas season is about celebrating God giving us his most precious gift for our sake. But
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Pest of the Month: Rats!

Was there ever a mammal more reviled and maligned than the rat? First to leave the ship, the nickname for anyone who acts in their own interest at the expense of others, accused of spreading disease (even when they don’t). Even animal rights ac
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Give the Gift of a Pest-Free Home This Christmas

Thanksgiving was only last week, and with it, the 2 busiest shopping weeks of the year: Black Friday (and Thanksgiving itself for many retailers), Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday – or is it Cyber Week? – finishing off with Giving Tu
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Happy Thanksgiving 2017

While we are grateful for YOU everyday - our friends, family and loyal customers of Good News Pest Solutions - this is the one time of year when we get to really shout it from the rooftops. We're thrilled that every year we get to meet even more new people and spread the Good News of God's love through our work and our commitment to excellence and preserving this world God created for us.
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The Perfect Cranberry Sauce

Ah, Cranberry Sauce. The fruitcake of the Thanksgiving Feast. Do you put it on the turkey? The stuffing? The crackers? Does anyone actually eat it? Just how did this end up on the dinner table for the biggest meal of the year? Anyone who’s ever
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Extreme Bugs: The Saddleback Caterpillar

Any school-age child can tell you that a creepy crawly caterpillar folds itself into a cocoon and dies, only to emerge as a beautiful butterfly. It’s a story of transformation, resurrection, and beauty. Except it doesn’t always work that
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Anti-Social Bees: Shedding Light on Autism

Everyone is familiar with the stereotypical image of a bee. They fly around, flower to flower, pollinating, then taking pollen back to the hive where it’s turned into honey. But if you could look closer inside the hive, where few humans dare to
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Don't Play With the Bats!

It’s the time of year when we start thinking of Halloween and all that entails: trick or treating, witches, black cats, and of course, vampires that turn into bats. Actually, funny story – did you know that in Bram Stoker’s novel, t
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Spider Webs Are Alive... With the Sound of Music?

We’ve spoken in the past about how strong and sturdy spider silk is, so much so that researchers are using it as a model for developing cables and body armor. But recently, scientists discovered another aspect of spider silk that they had never
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An Interesting Twist - Zika Fighting Cancer?

There are many happy accidents throughout history where a scientist’s intention becomes a catalyst for a completely different discovery. The oldest and best remembered is of course the bread mold that Alexander Fleming (not Louis Pasteur) first
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Flooding & Floating Ants: What to Know & Do

When there’s excessive rainfall and the floodwaters start to rise – like when a Hurricane like Harvey or Irma hits or approaches the Gulf Coast – everyone fights to rise above the waves and survive it. And none are more adaptive and
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Pest-O Pizza: The Benefits of Eating Insects

In our recent Pest of the Month post, we talked about how some folks in China eat cockroaches as well as using them for medicinal uses. It sounds like a scene from an Indiana Jones movie, but in other parts of the world, insects are often eaten &ndas
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Pest of the Month: Cockroaches

September is known for a lot of things – the start of the school year, the end of the harvest, even in 1752 for losing 11 days (when England and her colonies joined the rest of the world in switching from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar)!
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Extreme Bugs: American Carrion Beetle

We’ve highlighted quite a few interesting extreme bugs over the years. It’s really incredible all the variety that God created in our world, and there are few scientific classes with more diversity than the insect world. We think this mon
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Building a Better Bond with Bees

We’ve posted several times about the dwindling bee population. In fact, for the past 11 years, the bee population has decreased by approximately 40% per year, resulting in a focused campaign on many fronts to not only try and deal with the prob
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Bee Buzzes: The Key to Their Survival?

On the HBO show Silicon Valley, one of the running themes is how the computer whizzes use their technology to share data across thousands of phones and Internet-connected smart devices to improve the world. Now scientists at the University of Colorad
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Keep Your Cool in the Summer Months!

As we move into the hottest months of the year, we thought we’d share some green tips on how to keep your cool in the house while still keeping your electric bill in check.
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Big Headed Ants - A BIG Problem

Just like most of our residents here on the Gulf Coast of Florida, a lot of our animals, plant life, and insects are also from other parts of the United States and the world. Sometimes that can be a good thing. But in many cases, bugs introduced from
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The Latest on When Mosquitoes Attack! (An Update)

No, they're not really attacking, This isn't one of those Friday night, B-level science fiction horror movies! But, if you’ve lived in Florida any time at all, you’re aware that the extensive rains we’re having this month will lead
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July 2017 Pest of the Month: Drywood Termites

As we’ve been known to say many times in the past, there are two kinds of homes in Florida – those with termites and those that will have them. We talked about subterranean termites a little while back, so today we’ll focus on their
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Florida Has the Best Bug Scientists Around!

We don’t like to brag, but we have a lot of great things here in Florida. In St. Augustine, we have the oldest existing (and still settled) European settlement in North America; the Miami Dolphins are the only NFL team to play a perfect season;
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Pest of the Month: Love Bugs!

We love our temperate weather here on the Gulf Coast of Florida. But when it’s 80-90 degrees every day, sometimes it gets hard to keep track of the seasons. So we come up with our own seasons – Tourist season, Hurricane season, Citrus sea
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Pest of the Month: The Mosquito

As we start preparing for the annual rainy season, we decided to focus on everyone’s favorite Florida state mascot – the Mosquito! We know everyone has stories about how annoying mosquitoes are, but we’d like to focus first on the
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Going on Vacation? Make it a GREEN One!

It seems like the calendar just changed from winter to spring, but before too long, the Summer Solstice will be here. At these times of the year, we often start planning for vacations. Here at Good News Pest Solutions, we’re always looking for
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Bat Maternity Season Is Coming!

In the recent trailer for The Justice League movie, Commissioner Gordon tells Batman, “It’s good to see you playing well with others again.” According to the comics, Bruce Wayne chose to dress like a bat to strike fear into the hear
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Going Paperless, Baby!

Going Paperless, Baby! For the past 30 years, we’ve gone above and beyond to fulfill our mission in Sarasota, Bradenton, Punta Gorda, Lakewood Ranch, really the whole Gulf Coast of Florida, as the industry leader, not only in pest control solut
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Mild Winter Means More Pests This Spring!

There’s a lot of talk about weather and the climate on the news these days. Temperatures going up and down, flash floods, El Niño, winter storms, La Niña… It’s hard to wrap your head around sometimes. Plus, you might
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CDC Warns Zika Virus Not Eradicated

Yeah, we know we haven’t been talking about the Zika virus lately, and that’s mostly because, thankfully, there hasn’t been much to talk about. The last case of locally transmitted Zika virus in Florida was on December 21, 2016, in
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Doctors Found a Cockroach Where?!?

Okay, fair warning, this story is bound to give just about anyone the heebie jeebies. It sounds like a really creepy version of an Edgar Allen Poe or H.P. Lovecraft story. An episode of the Twilight Zone or The Outer Limits. David Cronenberg’s
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Love Bug Fruit Cups

As we approach Valentine’s Day, everyone is talking about how love is in the air. Bam! Pop! Squish! And now, it’s on your windshield… We’ve got a special treat for you this month. And don’t worry; it doesn’t invol
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The 9 Things Mosquitoes Hate – And You’ll Love

Yes, we sometimes jokingly refer to them as the ‘state bird.’ But even before there was the threat of the Zika virus spreading throughout the sunshine state, mosquitoes have been one of our least favorite Florida residents. And unlike the
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Are Mice Causing Asthma in Schools?

When temperatures start to drop, most warm blooded creatures– ourselves included – tend to seek out places and situations where they’ll stay a bit warmer. If you’ve been in Florida for more than a few months, you’ll myst
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Extreme Bugs: The Orchid Mantis

It’s been a while, but we’re finally back with one of our fun fan favorites – Extreme Bugs! This time around, we’re taking a look at one of the most unique members of the insect community – the beautiful but deadly Orchi
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Romantic Rats Ruin Parisian Parks

Most folks like to do something special for New Year’s Eve – shoot off some fireworks, drop in at Disney, maybe even brave the crowd in Times Square to watch the ball drop. But one prime celebration location is suffering from an ages-old
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A Christmas Treat: Chocolate Peanut Butter Mice to Eat!

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring… except for the spoon in the batter for these peanut butter chocolate mouse treats! Here at Good News Pest Solutions, we normally shy away from inviting cer
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Could Zika Virus be Linked to Male Sterility?

It’s been a busy year for our friend the Aedes aegypti mosquito. She’s already been deemed one of the most important news stories of 2016, but the year’s not quite over yet… Since February of this year when the Zika virus fir
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2016: The Year of the Mosquito

2016 has been an unusual year for news. From unexpected outcomes to Presidential elections to police shootings to the highest focus on resolving racial tensions than we’ve seen for the past 50 years. But one of the biggest news stories for the
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Biomimicry: How Bugs Are Helping Science Advance

There’s a long standing tradition of science borrowing from nature to create new technologies. Biomimicry is a fancy word for seeing what God has created in nature and being inspired to adapt it for human’s use. Helicopter propellers, you
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A Closer Look at Bed Bug Bites!

As if the thought of invisible creepy crawlies wasn’t enough to make you hate bed bugs (Cimex lectularius), nearly half of us are likely to have an moderate to severe reaction to the bites. Talk about adding insult to injury. The odds are good
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Do You Have Musophobia?

Outside of Stuart Little, Tom & Jerry, and Ratatouille, most people are at least startled, if not repulsed, at the sudden appearance of a mouse or rat. But if the fear or even the thought of such an occurrence causes extreme anxiety, you could be
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Florida University Battling Zika

Florida leads the US in cases of Zika virus, both for travel related and local transmissions, and that is not a record we’re proud of! Federal and State money has been committed to finding a way to stem the tide of the rapidly spreading virus.
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8 Pest Control Myths Busted

In the 27 years we’ve been providing pest control to our friends and neighbors in the Gulf Coast area, we here at Good News Pest Solutions have heard many crazy ideas about pest control. Some are old wives tales, some come from clever marketing
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Pardon Me, Is There A Wasp in My Teeth?

Fruits and vegetables all have very interesting textures. And one of the most unique is that of the fig. Fleshy, yet firm, sweet, yet filled with little bits that too often get stuck in your teeth. But don’t worry, unlike the Internet rumors or
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[Video] Unwanted Guests? Merry Christmas from Good News Pest Solutions

Don't let unwanted guests ruin your holidays! Good News Pest Solutions gets rid of them fast! From the Good News family to yours... Merry Christmas!
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It's TIME for the Sarasota Grand Prix Power Boat Festival!

One of our favorite times of the year is happening RIGHT NOW! It is time for the Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix! This ultimate summer party is a blast and a great way to celebrate the Fourth of July all week long! We are so excited to have the Good Ne
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Join us for the Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival

The race is ON! The annual Suncoast Offshore Super Boat Grand Prix Festival is underway and we couldn't be more proud to have the Good News Pest Solutions Super Boat representing our company... and driven by the world-class race team Knot Krazy Offsh
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Is Your Sunscreen Poisoning You?

Florida is not called "The Sunshine State" for no reason... we are blessed with more sunny days than not!
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Venice: Thank You for Naming Us Best Pest Control Service!

We are honored and thrilled to have been named "Best of Venice" in the Pest Control category by the readers of the Venice Gondolier Sun. Each year, the newspaper offers its readers the opportunity to vote on the businesses nominated in a variety of c
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Passionate about Pest Control and Prayer!

[caption id="attachment_5951" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Good News Team is praying for you![/caption] We love what we do here at Good News Pest Solutions. We are passionate about bringing you, our loyal customers, the very best in organic pes
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TAP: Thermal Acoustical Pest Control!

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