Category Archives: Current Events

The NEW2013 Home and Garden Calendar

Did you see the NEW Home and Garden Calendar that was just released by The Florida Times Union?  GREAT Gardening tips and Home Events!


Peninsular Pest Control wins two Bold City Best Awards for 2017

A heartfelt appreciation goes out to our loyal customers who have honored our company and our employees by voting us the BOLD CITY BEST in two categories again this year!  Many of our customers have trusted Peninsular for over 50 years and we sincerely thank our 15-35+ year employees for their commitment to superior service.  The consistent care and dedication of our employees over the years have built these lifelong relationships with our customers and we are proud to credit them for our success. Thanks to all of you!

The battle continues in Riverside!

2016 Bold City Best Winner Announcement

Peninsular Pest Control was voted Bold City Best 2016 Award Winner presented by in both the Pest Control and Lawn Service categories.

It is Peninsular Pest Control’s goal to keep your lawn looking its best with a balanced fertilization and insect control program. Peninsular’s trained professionals use state-of-the-art materials that are in compliance with the Florida Green Industries “Best Management Practices for the Protection of Water Resources in Florida.”

Peninsular Pest Control, the “Critter Gitter,” has been providing pest control services to North Florida homes, businesses and health care facilities since 1954. Peninsular’s service technicians are bonded professionals, trained to provide you with the specific treatment that you need for your particular pest problems, both inside and outside.

Zika Virus concerns in Jacksonville, FL

In a matter of days the number of locally transmitted Zika cases jumped from four to 15, prompting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to do something it’s never done before — issue a travel warning to an area inside the continental U.S.

Pregnant women are being urged to avoid nonessential travel to one downtown Miami neighborhood where health officials say there is active Zika transmission.

Peninsular Pest Control’s technical director, George Richardson, said they’ve seen an increase in calls because of the Zika concern.

“People don't realize that 10 to 14 days … Boom! One mosquito can turn into hundreds,” said Richardson.

Richardson said stagnant water around your home is a breeding ground, especially in birdbaths and fountains.

“We've got mosquito larvae that, we can see, we've got standing water. This water has only been here about two weeks,” said Richardson.

According to Richardson, the species known to carry the Zika virus tends to live and breed near humans.

“We create environments for the mosquitoes to reproduce. That's why it's so important to just survey your landscape,” said Richardson.

Richardson said mosquitos don’t need very much water to reproduce. Even water inside a bottle cap can be enough for breeding.

He also suggest you keep the pump running in a birdbath or fountain at your home, because mosquitoes don’t like to breed in water that is constantly moving.


Pest control experts encourage disposal of stagnant water amid Zika concerns
by: Lorena Inclan, Action News Jax Updated: Aug 2, 2016 – 10:29 PM

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

He is worth his weight in GOLD, so it’s appropriate that we celebrate the Golden 25th Anniversary of George Richardson, Technical Director for Peninsular Pest Control. George started with Peninsular in the Termite Service Department by assisting Peninsular as they field tested the Sentricon® Colony Elimination System for DowAgrosciences. He then moved into sales and management positions. Anyone who has ever worked with him or welcomed him into their home (or yard) knows that George has a natural talent for thorough examinations and for exploring all options! For years, George’s loyal “fan base” has grown and includes several local personalities and prominent community leaders. And, for the past several years we have all had the opportunity to see his acting ability in action with some of the near infamous YouTube videos he has starred in. A fan favorite seems to be the “Mosquito Elimination” video which has had over 20,000 hits! Thanks for your 25 years of Service, George… you really are The CritterGitter!

The Home & Patio Show Starts Tomorrow!

Don't forget to visit The Home & Patio Show tomorrow at the Prime Osborne Center in Jacksonville, FL

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Cruise the St. Johns River, THIS SATURDAY!

Join the St. Johns Riverkeeper this coming Saturday as they cruise into the Ortega River from the Riverside Arts Market. This boat trip is designed so your whole family can learn about the ecology of the river through hands on activities. This program is appropriate for families and kids ages 5+.

High Quality Rain Barrels at a Discounted Price

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.

Rain barrels capture rainwater from roof-tops by connecting to the home’s downspout. This water would typically be sent down storm drains carrying potential contaminants and other debris to the St. Johns River and its tributaries. The cumulative effect of rain barrels implemented throughout a geographic area can have a significant impact on storm water management and water quality. Water collected by the rain barrels can be used for gardens, lawns, and to wash cars and pets.

Deadline to pre-order is February 25, 2013. There will also be a limited number of rain barrels available on pick up day. Normal retail is $109, but through this special promotion the barrels are just $65 or two for $120.

Order now and pick up at The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 2. Quantities are limited. Learn more on the St. Johns Riverkeeper website,, and order rain barrels (with childproof, bug proof lids) online at
“This program is an important step toward protecting clean water in our community, because it offers an inexpensive and proven option to help people make a difference in their own backyards,” says Shannon Blankinship, St. Johns Riverkeeper Outreach Director. “We are committed to protecting our water quality and managing the damaging effects of storm water runoff. The use of rain barrels will provide residents the tools they need to conserve water, prevent water pollution, and reduce sedimentation in our lakes, rivers and streams.”

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

Did you hear that Mark Brunell is the new head football coach at Episcopal High School?

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