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Dec
9

UF Study: Termites

By Critter_Gitter on Dec 9, 2017

UF Study: If Termites Eat Bait for One Day, They Die Within 90 The time from consumption to colony death is far shorter than scientists originally thought, new study shows.

Sep
26

Peninsular Pest Control wins two Bold City Best Awards for 2017

By Critter_Gitter on Sep 26, 2017
Category: Current Events

Bold City Best Awards for 2017 have been announced by Jacksonville.com and Peninsular Pest Control wins Best Pest Control and Best Lawn Care company again this year!

Aug
2

The battle continues in Riverside!

By Critter_Gitter on Aug 2, 2017
Category: Current Events

Jul
12

Getting rid of mosquitoes

By Critter_Gitter on Jul 12, 2017

Mosquitoes must have a water source to reproduce. Keeping your yard free of standing water is critical in your attempt to control mosquitoes. Remove any standing water immediately after a rain and make sure your sprinkler system is not contributing to the problem but incidentally filling buckets, trash can lids, etc.

Mar
15

Spring Weed Issues

By Critter_Gitter on Mar 15, 2017

CRABGRASS, SEDGE & OTHER GRASSY WEEDS While surveying your lawn for cold damage you may also find areas that contain grassy weeds. Now is the time to dig out these areas or use a non-selective herbicide (example: Roundup) to kill the crabgrass. Also, rake out the area and loosen the top 3 inches of soil to allow healthy new root growth. These areas will need to be resodded after 10-14 days per the label directions on herbicide. It is important to watch these areas closely as weed seeds may be contained in the soil and may germinate after sod is put down. Pull any new emerging crabgrass by hand and give the new sod the proper water it needs and these areas should re-establish into a healthy lawn with no crabgrass.

Jan
6

Angie’s Super Service Award Again!

By Critter_Gitter on Jan 6, 2017

Peninsular Pest Control Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Awards Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

Sep
19

2016 Bold City Best Winner Announcement

By Critter_Gitter on Sep 19, 2016
Category: Current Events

This is the second year in a row that our customers voted to make Peninsular Pest Control the Bold City Best 2016 Award Winner presented by Jacksonville.com

Aug
3

Zika Virus concerns in Jacksonville, FL

By Critter_Gitter on Aug 3, 2016
Category: Current Events

Jul
13

Formosan Termites in Jacksonville, FL

By Critter_Gitter on Jul 13, 2016

In historic Riverside, where meticulously preserved homes sit under a green veil of shade trees, the shocking announcement that the old Woman’s Club of Jacksonville building might be razed because of Formosan termites left nervous homeowners asking where the destructive termites would strike next.

Jul
8

Jacksonville’s Task Force Created to Battle Formosan Termites

By Critter_Gitter on Jul 8, 2016

George Richardson talks with Paige Kelton, reporter for Action News Jax, regarding the problem Jacksonville is having with Formosan Termites. They discuss the task force that was created to battle this invasive insects that are damaging century old trees in our Riverside area.

Feb
9

Causes of Large Patch Disease

By Critter_Gitter on Feb 9, 2016

Oct
12

Bold City Best Winners for 2015

By Critter_Gitter on Oct 12, 2015

Peninsular Pest Control is the Bold City Best Winner in both the Pest Control and Lawn Care categories for 2015.

Oct
8

Fall Lawn Care Tips

By Critter_Gitter on Oct 8, 2015

It is time for fall pre-emergent weed application!

Apr
8

Sentricon Termite Protection

By Critter_Gitter on Apr 8, 2015

Sentricon® has awarded Peninsular Pest Control a Customer Retention Award for 2014.

Dec
12

Aeration & Lime

By Critter_Gitter on Dec 12, 2014

We are currently providing our annual lawn aeration service to help with nutrient uptake and compaction issues along with many other benefits. Watch this short video to learn more:

Dec
12

Winter Lawn Care

By Critter_Gitter on Dec 12, 2014

Many areas of North Florida have already had nights with temperatures in the 40’s. Below are some suggestions for PREPARING OUR LAWNS FOR WINTER.

Nov
5

Identifying Head Lice

By Critter_Gitter on Nov 5, 2014

UF/IFAS Bug Expert Dr. Rebecca Baldwin explains the different treatments to eliminate head lice in this informative video.

Jun
18

On the Hunt for the Golden Silk (Banana) Spider!

By Critter_Gitter on Jun 18, 2014

Mar
28

It’s Time to GREEN UP!

By Critter_Gitter on Mar 28, 2014

We are now making a liquid fertilizer application to our lawns to prepare for the spring green-up. This application of liquid fertilizer includes nitrogen and potassium to help stimulate root growth. In addition, we are applying the microbial inoculant Quantum Growth® which enables the turf to better utilize nutrients and water. This application of fertilizer needs to be watered in properly to release the nutrients into the soil so the grass roots absorb them.

Feb
21

Termites are Swarming!  Read more in this month’s Penny News Reader

By Critter_Gitter on Feb 21, 2014

Read about Termites Swarming and ways to protect your home in this latest edition of The Penny News Reader, produced by Peninsular Pest Control.

Jan
9

Peninsular Pest Control Earns Esteemed 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award

By Critter_Gitter on Jan 9, 2014

This Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service Peninsular Pest Control has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List

Nov
20

Congratulations, George Richardson, on your 25th Anniversary with Peninsular

By Critter_Gitter on Nov 20, 2013
Category: Current Events

Jul
23

Flea Control

By Critter_Gitter on Jul 23, 2013

George Richardson, Technical Director, give some simple tips on how to control the fleas in your home and yard. He will explain how to determine if there are fleas in a certain area of the home and will also talk about the follow-up treatment needed when spraying the yard and bushes.

Mar
25

Inexpensive Tips to Help Your Yard this Spring

By Critter_Gitter on Mar 25, 2013

Mar
21

Springtime Lawn Tips!

By Critter_Gitter on Mar 21, 2013

Feb
27

The Home & Patio Show Starts Tomorrow!

By Critter_Gitter on Feb 27, 2013
Category: Current Events

Feb
25

Cruise the St. Johns River, THIS SATURDAY!

By Critter_Gitter on Feb 25, 2013
Category: Current Events

Feb
11

High Quality Rain Barrels at a Discounted Price

By Critter_Gitter on Feb 11, 2013
Category: Current Events

St. Johns Riverkeeper, a nonprofit advocacy organization for the St. Johns River, is offering the public the opportunity to purchase high-quality rain barrels at a discounted price for a limited period of time. The Rain Barrel Program has been initiated to encourage residents to conserve precious water resources as well as to protect water quality. St. Johns Riverkeeper is partnering with The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and Riverside Avondale Preservation on the project.

Feb
5

How does Sentricon® work to destroy a termite colony?

By Critter_Gitter on Feb 5, 2013
Category: Termites

Do you ever see those little green tubes in people's yards and wonder what in the world they are? That is the Sentricon® Colony Elimination System at work. It's an eco-friendly way to keep subterranean termites out of your home. Watch this entertaining video to learn more about termite colonies and how this system works to kill the entire colony! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lYOeg_zuiM&list=UUlcTIWLzFDoqCMwb5_zVesQ&index=3

Jan
31

Termites are already swarming in Jacksonville!

By Critter_Gitter on Jan 31, 2013
Category: Termites

Jan
7

Mark Brunell is the new head coach at Episcopal High School!

By Critter_Gitter on Jan 7, 2013
Category: Current Events

Jan
7

The NEW2013 Home and Garden Calendar

By Critter_Gitter on Jan 7, 2013
Category: Current Events

Nov
6

Tips to control mice and rats in your home during the winter season in Florida.

By Critter_Gitter on Nov 6, 2012

Now that the seasons are finally changing and the holidays are upon us we look forward to spending time with family and friends but we don't look forward to finding mice and rats in our home.

Oct
17

Geranium Spray-Insect Repellant

By Critter_Gitter on Oct 17, 2012

Historically regarded as an effective insect repellent, the pure geranium oil in our natural spray was grown and pressed by a farming cooperative directly supporting Rwandan widows and orphans who survived the genocide. To the geranium, we add lemongrass and citronella (both other natural repellents) and lavender to create a light, crisp scent that you will enjoy wearing. Chemical-free and good for the body and earth, our refreshing and fragrant spray will help keep friends close and bugs far away! 4 ounce container. Available through Peninsular Pest Control: $10 for a 4 oz bottle.

Oct
3

Donate your old cell phones to Hubbard House

By Critter_Gitter on Oct 3, 2012
Category: Current Events

Peninsular is collecting old cell phones and charges for Hubbard House during the month of October. Watch this video as Carolyn Richardson, President of Peninsular Pest Control, and Gail Patin, CEO of Hubbard House give details about the campaign.

Feb
13

Termites Are Here—Call The Professionals

By sup_admin on Feb 13, 2012

Feb
9

Top 5 Places to Look for Termites

By sup_admin on Feb 9, 2012

Feb
8

Warm winter increasing bug activity in Jacksonville

By sup_admin on Feb 8, 2012
Source: News4Jax.com

Pest experts say homeowners should act on problem areas now.

Feb
6

The Critter Gitter’s New TV Commercial

By sup_admin on Feb 6, 2012

Jan
16

Peninsular Pest Control Service, Inc. Earns Coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award

By sup_admin on Jan 16, 2012

Award reflects businesses’ consistently high level of customer service

Aug
18

Lawns Under Attack: Cinch Bugs

By sup_admin on Aug 18, 2011

Peninsular combats cinch bugs on Fox 30 Action News.

Jul
29

Roaches Found at Jacksonville Theatre, Restaurants

By sup_admin on Jul 29, 2011
Source: Firstcoastnews.com

JACKSONVILLE, FL. -- Three Jacksonville businesses were temporarily closed in mid-July after reports of "roach activity."

Jul
27

Two Cases of West Nile Virus - Health Alert

By sup_admin on Jul 27, 2011
Source: News4jax.com

Summertime means MOSQUITOES... and tonight, there's a health alert related to the pesky bugs. Officials say there are two confirmed cases of the West Nile Virus in Duval County.

Jul
11

Tips on Eliminating Mosquito Breeding Sites

By sup_admin on Jul 11, 2011

The Critter Gitter gives you some tips to eliminate all sites where mosquitoes can breed.

May
11

Study: Bedbugs Can Carry MRSA

By sup_admin on May 11, 2011
Source: ABCnews.com

Canadian researchers find link between bedbugs and the drug-resistant bacteria.

Apr
5

Introducing Operation: Plush Over the Pacific

By sup_admin on Apr 5, 2011

Please help the Critter Gitter Team collect for this project...the Peninsular Pest Control office is a collection site. They have a Facebook page – search for “Operation Plush Over the Pacific” and ‘like’ them...their story: I’ve been thinking a lot about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. I know a lot of people are helping out already, but I’ve been trying to think of something I could do to help. I think I have a really good idea, and I hope you will help me.

Feb
23

“Super termite” in North Florida

By sup_admin on Feb 23, 2011
Source: Action News Jax - FOX 30

The Vice President of Peninsular Pest Control Service Inc., Terry Shepherd, tells Action News it can be a serious problem, "The reason it's gotten the name 'Super Termite', is because the colony is generally eight to ten times larger than our native Subterranean Termites."

Jan
31

Termite Trouble

By sup_admin on Jan 31, 2011
Source: Action News - Jacksonville

Action News piece on termites beginning to swarm in Northeast Florida, featuring their local expert, Peninsular!

Jan
13

Cold weather invites rodents into homes.

By sup_admin on Jan 13, 2011
Source: Action News Jax

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The cold weather is inviting unwanted guests into homes across Jacksonville -- rodents.

Dec
24

Beware Bed Bugs When You Pack, Travel

By sup_admin on Dec 24, 2010
Source: News4Jax.com

Health Officials Say They've Seen Increase In Bed Bug Cases This Year.

Dec
24

Beware Bed Bugs When You Pack, Travel

By sup_admin on Dec 24, 2010
Source: News4Jax.com

Health Officials Say They've Seen Increase In Bed Bug Cases This Year.

Oct
12

Peninsular’s George Richardson on Preventing Bed Bugs

By sup_admin on Oct 12, 2010
Source: News4Jax.com

Local Medical Center Battles Bed Bugs. Find out how these bed bugs got there. Plus, Channel 4's Jim Piggott has a few tips so bed bugs don't creep into your bed. Peninsular Pest Control shares ways for prevention.

Sep
29

The Skeeter App - Peninsular iPhone App

By sup_admin on Sep 29, 2010
Source: iTunes Store

Concerned about Skeeters? Want to know when to run and hide? Then this is the app for you!

Sep
22

Duval Sees 1st West Nile Case Since ‘05

By sup_admin on Sep 22, 2010
Source: News4Jax.com

Woman In Jacksonville Hospitalized; Man In S.W. Florida Died Of Virus

Aug
13

Bedbugs Pester St. Johns Co. Firefighters

By sup_admin on Aug 13, 2010
Source: News4Jax.com

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The beds at several St. Johns County fire stations have been replaced after several firefighters were bitten by bedbugs.

Jul
3

Peninsular Pest Control takes role as community-based business to heart

By sup_admin on Jul 3, 2010
Source: Resident Community News

Business Profile piece on Peninsular Pest Control in The Resident.

Jun
10

New UF cell phone ’app’ lets users identify pests with photos, text

By sup_admin on Jun 10, 2010
Source: University of Florida News

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Homeowners and pest control technicians have a new option for identifying bugs lurking in houses and other buildings — and it’s as close as a cell phone. A downloadable application developed by researchers with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences provides color photos and text describing almost 40 pest species.

May
12

As First Coast temps rise, so do termites ready to swarm

By sup_admin on May 12, 2010
Source: Jacksonville.com

It’s not the ones you find, an [Peninsular] expert says. 'It’s the ones you can’t see.’

Apr
24

Peninsular Pest Control gives back to community

By sup_admin on Apr 24, 2010
Source: Teresa Eichner, Jacksonville.com

Pest control is not just about treating for bugs, rodents or fertilizing a lawn.

Apr
23

PENINSULAR UNVEILS NEW 3-D BILLBOARD

By sup_admin on Apr 23, 2010
Source: Brad Harbison, Pest Control Technology Magazine

Inspired by the quirky Chick-fil-A three-dimensional billboards, Peninsular's billboard is creating buzz and helping the company with its rebranding efforts.

Apr
20

3D ants climb Jacksonville billboard

By sup_admin on Apr 20, 2010
Source: Abel Harding, jacksonville.com

Jacksonville's own Peninsular Pest Control has become the first local company to create a full-three dimensional billboard.

Mar
20

Paper recycling bin now at Peninsular Pest Control

By sup_admin on Mar 20, 2010
Source: Jacksonville.com

Peninsular Pest Control Service, 2609 Phyllis St. in Riverside, now has a paper recycling bin from the Paper Retriever program. The public can recycle newspapers, magazines, catalogs, mail, etc., there. All revenue earned from the recycled paper benefits HabiJax. For more information, call 940-3546.

Feb
18

Recession won’t stop changes at Peninsular

By sup_admin on Feb 18, 2010
Source: Jacksonville.com

You wouldn’t think a company with a commanding market share would choose to re-brand itself, particularly in the midst of a prolonged recession. But that’s exactly what Peninsular Pest Control Service Inc. did.

Dec
19

For 30 years, Westside Jacksonville man has battled bugs in Riverside

By sup_admin on Dec 19, 2009
Source: Jacksonville.com

Before he'd stay in a New York hotel, Mike Brand searched the place with a flashlight for bed bugs. "I tore that room apart. It looked like a tornado hit," said Brand of the Westside, laughing. "My family thought I was out of my mind." But Brand knows his bugs.

Dec
12

Hubbard House Phone Collection

By sup_admin on Dec 12, 2009
Source: Jacksonville.com

Peninsular Pest Control collects phones for women and children at Hubbard House.

Nov
20

Peninsular Phone Collection for Hubbard House

By sup_admin on Nov 20, 2009
Source: Jacksonville.com

Peninsular Pest Control, celebrating its 55th anniversary, is collecting unused cell phones and having them re-programmed to be able to dial 911 for women and children at Hubbard House, Jacksonville's domestic violence shelter.

Jun
9

Perfect Storm For Mosquitoes

By sup_admin on Jun 9, 2009
Source: News4Jax.com

Heavy Rains, Flooding Cause Spike In Mosquito Population.

Jun
8

Jacksonville company turns back time on soil conditions

By sup_admin on Jun 8, 2009
Source: Jacksonville.com

A Jacksonville-based soil treatment company is growing despite the adverse economic climate. Doug Speed and Associates has already surpassed last year's sales numbers and expects substantial growth this year, while boasting it is helping to eliminate toxic chemicals from infiltrating Northeast Florida's water table. The company's signature product, Inoculaid, is a combination of various types of microorganisms that help facilitate the decomposition of nitrogen, potassium and lesser nutrients, which increase the growth and health of plants...

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