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Bugs hate stormy weather as much as we do!

During hurricane season and periods of heavy rains, Florida becomes a battleground in the fight to keep cockroaches, millipedes, ants, termites, earwigs, spiders and other bugs out of homes. This has been very evident along the Treasure Coast and Palm Beaches in the...
Here’s everything you need to know about bed bugs and wish you didn’t.

Here’s everything you need to know about bed bugs and wish you didn’t.

Photo: Entomology Today Until fairly recently, most people (and even pest control professionals) had never seen a bed bug. Bed bug infestations actually used to be very common in the United States before World War II. But with improvements in hygiene, and especially...

Keeping your St. Augustine lawn healthy all year long

Patrick Exterminating Lawn and Termite Supervisor Steve Cooper discusses some of the many diseases that can affect St. Augustine lawns, such as large patch, brown patch, leaf lesions and take-all root rot. Many different diseases can affect lawns in Florida, including...
Together we can help protect our waterways

Together we can help protect our waterways

Summer is here. Please respect local rules prohibiting the use of fertilizers containing nitrogen and phosphorous in Martin & St. Lucie Counties (June 1 – Sept. 30). It’s important to adhere strictly to these ordinances to help protect our waterways. These laws...
Everything you wish you didn’t need to know about termites in Florida

Everything you wish you didn’t need to know about termites in Florida

Termite Life Cycle Termites typically swarm in the spring and summer in Florida, but since South Florida has warmer year-around weather, swarming season can begin as early as February and last into November. During a swarm is when homeowners are most likely to...
Proper maintenance and care for St. Augustine lawns

Proper maintenance and care for St. Augustine lawns

At Patrick Exterminating, we pride ourselves in our knowledge of St. Augustine grass. While beautiful to behold, it takes a lot of work and commitment to keep a St. Augustine lawn green and healthy all year long. Each lawn may have a different fertilizer requirement...

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