Get to Know Impact Pest Elimination Paul Prieto

Who: Paul Prieto Where: Impact Sarasota How It Began: Paul Prieto loves being outdoors. It was partly his desire to not be confined inside that lead him to his job at Impact Pest Elimination in the first place. The thing that has kept him satisfied with his work is the consistent challenges that present themselves, particularly when it comes to …

Fight Back Against Biting Bugs

Florida seems to have more than its fair share of bugs. In fact the state is home to at least 12,500 different insect species. That’s a lot of bugs, and the ones that like to bite or sting may be among some of our least favorites. Which of the following biting bugs bother you the most? These tiny pests are …

The Bee’s Knees: What’s All the Buzz About?

Bees are one of nature’s hardest working insects. They are also among our most admired bugs, even if from a distance to avoid a painful sting! Bees have been the inspiration for numerous poems, movies, paintings, costumes and just about anything visual. We humans have even coined a phrase in appreciation of these industrious insects: “Bee’s knees.” It is a …

Get to Know Impact Pest Elimination: Teddy Hansen

Who: Teddy Hansen Where: Impact of Tampa How It Began: Teddy had been working routing cable for Brandon Regional Hospital on a temporary basis prior to joining Impact. More than a year ago, he learned that a friend who worked at Impact was leaving and that there would be an opening. He jumped at the chance to fill that position, …

Get to Know Impact Pest Elimination: Terry Vanderhoof

  Who: Terry Vanderhoof Where: Pinellas County How It Began: Terry has been working in pest elimination for several years, the last three with Impact. He appreciates the level of respect Impact shows its employees, as well as the support he has felt as a member of the Impact family. Best Part of the Job: In a job that requires …

The Birds, Bees And Lovebugs

May is fast approaching and with it lovebugs. May and September are their mating seasons, which is why Floridians will soon be very aware of the insects, if they weren’t already. Facts and fallacies Despite much effort on behalf of the Internet to prove otherwise, lovebugs are not a creation of a genetics experiment gone awry at the University of …

Get to Know Impact Pest Elimination: Elvin Pagan

Who: Elvin Pagan Where: Impact of Tampa How It Began: Elvin Pagan has a long history with Impact. He started more than 12 years ago with Impact of Tampa, making him only the second employee hired. He came to Impact as a result of the friendship between his mother-in-law and Impact’s president. Since that time, Elvin has developed a reputation …

April is Pest Management Month

For almost 40 years, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has dedicated the month of April to not only honoring those in the professional pest management industry who help keep our homes and businesses pest-free, but also as a time to remind the public that prevention, via routine home maintenance, is best when it comes to pest infestations. Pest Proofing …

What’s flat and black and red all over? Box elder bugs

They may look like something from an old movie about ancient Egypt, but box elder bugs actually are native to the United States. With long black bodies, marked with red lines, and flat wings, box elder bugs don’t cause any real harm to your home, nor do they bite or sting. What they can do is stain any fabric they …

Who Ya Gonna Call? Ghost (ANT) Busters!

You might think that ants aren’t a big deal, but working together they can cause big problems. Not to mention that their names sound pretty crazy, too! Whether it is ghost ants, crazy ants, fire ants or carpenter ants, read on for what you need to know. Carpenter ants One of the larger ant species you will probably encounter, carpenter …