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Active Insects in Jacksonville

Staying on top of the active insects, termites and lawn diseases is The Critter Gitter’s Specialty.

As a family owned and operated business since 1954, Peninsular Pest Control prides itself on the team of bonded service professionals who provide customers with treatment for the thousands of pests who make a home in your home or business. Four Generations of homeowners have trusted Peninsular Pest Control for their solution to their pest problems partly because they work around your schedule, providing regular service on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. Peninsular also offers a one-time service for special problems.

Peninsular Pest Control offers a full range of residential and commercial services including pest control, lawn maintenance (fertilization and weed control) as well as termite treatment (Termidor® and Sentricon®).

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Ants

How do I get rid of carpenter ants?

In the north Florida area, we deal with two different types of ants, large ants (or carpenter ants) and small ants. Both ants follow pheromone trails. These trails are where we place the bait so the ants will take the bait back to the colony to destroy the rest of the colony.

We use these trails to place our bait so the ants will eat the bait, return to the colony, feed it to other members of the colony and the colony will be destroyed.

Ant Extermination

Carpenter Ants will excavate soil in flower pots or in flower beds to make their nests.

Here we have carpenter ants that have nested in the base of this flower pot, they have excavated soil around this flower pot to build their nest.

Now I’m going to show you the difference between the larger carpenter ants and the smaller fire ants. The best way to treat carpenter ants is with a liquid insecticide it leaves a residue that continues to kill the ants over time.

Another thing to remember about carpenter ants is they will invade rotten wood, so it’s important to repair any rotten wood that you have around your home.

There are two ways to treat the small ants one is with granular bait that’s disbursed to the ants will take it back to the colony.

The other way is gel bait that we place along the trails where they feed. Another thing to remember about small ants is that they will gain entry to your home through cracks and crevices. But most homeowners have problems with the smaller ants.

In this example, these are called pavement ants. They are treated with a granular product that the ants actually pickup and carry back to the colony. This will eventually kill off the entire colony.

Angie’s Super Service Award for 2020

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We are proud to announce that Peninsular Pest Control has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA)! This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2020.

For 21 years, the Angie’s List Super Service Award has honored excellence among top reviewed companies. Pros who have earned the Super Service Award can mark this distinction with a special icon on their profiles and in their advertising.



Bold City Best Winner

Two Categories


Thanks again to our wonderful customers for voting us #1 in both BEST PEST CONTROL and BEST LAWN SERVICE in the recent Bold City Best Contest! This makes it 8 consecutive years in a row. holds an annual Bold City Best competition which gives the community the opportunity to nominate their favorite people, places and businesses in 135 categories, including auto services, cuisine and cocktails, homes and finance, health and well-being, home and professional services, things to do, and shopping. There are two phases: nominations and voting.