Hi I'm Franklin Hernandez, I am the Certified Pest Control Operator For NaturePest of Doral I have 10 years of experience in pest control, I am certified for General Household Pest and Lawn and Ornamental Pests and im also a Certified Horticultural Specialist. The views and opinions on this website are for information purposes only and are not intended to provide professional pest control advice, you should consult your state or local government before performing any pest control service and read and follow all label directions "The Label Is The Law"

My Lawn Looked Great 2 Months Ago. Now, There’s Severe Draught Problems, Why? It’s Likely Due To Irrigation System Issues.

So your beautiful lawn suddenly has severe draught stress. What happened? On our last visit, this lawn was impeccable but today it clearly has severe draught problems. Why? We service this Miami lawn every 2 months but the evidence of irrigation system issues is clear. On today’s edition of the DIY Naturepest Podcast, host and…

63 AMERICAN COCKROACH, PERIPLANETA AMERICANA Facts

1.       Is the largest of the common peridomestic cockroaches measuring on average 4 cm in length. 2.       It occurs in buildings throughout Florida, especially in commercial buildings. 3.       In the northern United States the cockroach is mainly found in steam heat tunnels or large institutional buildings. 4.       Is second only to the German cockroach in…

Roof Rat (Black Rat) Rattus. Rattus Facts

1.       Will Feed On And Damage Almost Any Edible Thing 2.       It Can Also Be Very Damaging To Crops And Plants, Particularly Seeds. 3.       It Is Very Agile And Often Frequents Tree Tops Searching For Food And Nesting There In Cavities. 4.       A Slender Rat With Large Hairless Ears 5.       May Be Grey-Brown On The…

This Is What You Need To Understand About The Nitrogen Ban In Fertilizer & Its Impact On Pest Control In Miami

In today’s video, an overview of the new ban on Nitrogen in fertilizers. These new fertilizer bans are coming to Miami Dade and these new laws that will affect homeowners, landscapers and Integrated Pest Control Management Professionals. Phosphorous is out all year long and Nitrogen will also be banned effective May 15th until October 31st.…

Naturepest Treats Miami Trash Room Infested With German Roaches, In Two Weeks It is 95% Roach Free

On today’s episode. Naturepest deals with a trash room in Miami that is heavily infested with German roaches.  Integrated Pest Management expert Franklin ‘The Pestgeek’ Hernandez demonstrates how badly infested this trash room initially was. Within a two week period, Miami Pest Control Naturepest managed to obtain a ninety five percent reduction on this roach…

Watch How Bait Is Carried Into Ant Colony 5 Minutes After Integrated Pest Control Professional Places Bait

Do not skip this video f you are having trouble with ant colonies. On today’s episode of the Pestgeek Podcast, Integrated Pest Management Expert Franklin Hernandez (The Pestgeek) demonstrates how ant bait is carried into an ant colony just five minutes after being placed. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites…

Find Out How Integrated Pest Control Professionals Deal With Big Headed Ants When They Refuse To Take The Bait

So your pest control pro finds that Big-headed ants are back. Big -headed ants can be a serious problem. Even with the most meticulous integrated pest control protocols, there are times when Big-headed ants simply won’t go for the bait. On today’s edition of the Pest Geek Podcast, Franklin Hernandez (‘The Pestgeek) shows us why…

Here’s Why Fruit Flies Are Getting Into Your Home From Outside And What To Do About It

It’s no phone having fruit flies getting into your home from outside. Does this sound familiar? Here’s How To Fix That Using Organic Pest Control. In today’s video, Franklin Hernandez ‘The Pest Geek’ tests an attractant to catch fruit flies. The evidence, larvae, eggs are there. So this attractant is working. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest…

This Is Why Excess Moisture And Shade Can Actually Cause Weeds And Disease In Your Beautiful Lawn.

Dead patches on your beautiful lawn? Your landscaper might suggest more irrigation. Actually, no! On today’s episode, we’ll explain how excess moisture combined with excess shade can produce weeds and disease in a beautiful lawn. The signs of disease are all here: disease patches, dead grass rings and dollarweeds pointing to excess water. Irrigation needs…

How Naturepest Holistic Pest Control Deals With Mole Crickets In Beautiful Miami Lawn

The signs are there. unusual burrows in your beautiful Miami lawn. What can they be? More than likely, it’s a case of mole crickets. This is how Naturepest holistic pest control management handles mole crickets in beautiful Miami lawns. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs #rodentcontrol #pests #fumigation…

Ficus Defoliation Caused By Whiteflies

On today’s edition, we inspect ficus defoliation caused by whiteflies. After four months of treatment, we redid the treatment as there was evidence of defoliation. On close inspection, we indeed find little defoliation on our client’s property but considerable defoliation in the neighborhood located in Miami Beach. Watch the video and see why. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol…

This Is How You Can Deal With Cool Season Lawn Diseases Using Holistic Pest Control Management Techniques

If you want to keep your lawn looking beautiful, watch this video. On today’s episode, this is how we deal with cool season lawn diseases through holistic pest control management. Holistic pest control management involves several approaches that include fungicide and proper lawn irrigation. The signs are there. Cool season disease have started and brown…

This Is How We Use Glue Traps And Monitors To Trap American Roaches As Part Of Our Holistic Approach To Integrated Pest Management.

Having issues with roaches in your property? On today’s edition, we discuss why we use glue boards and monitors as part of our holistic approach to integrated pest control management (IPM) to gain control of a roach infestation. We’ll also discuss American roaches. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects…

This why storks are looking for stuff in your lawn. Your lawn may have grubs!

On today’s edition of The Pestgeek podcast, Franklin observes a storks looking for something in a lawn. This may be a sign of grubs in a lawn. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs #rodentcontrol #pests #fumigation #rayap #exterminator #termite #ants #fogging #hunting #rats #basmirayap #pestfree #like #mice #cleaning…

How You Can Get A Beautiful Green Lawn Without The Need For Nitrogen Fertilizer.

Can you get a beautiful, healthy green lawn without using nitrogen fertilizer? Yes, you can. This is how you to get a beautiful green lawn without using nitrogen fertilizer.On today’s edition, lawn care tips for a healthy looking lawn. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs #rodentcontrol #pests #fumigation…

Fly Maggots In Rat Trap After 4 Days? Why?

On today’s edition of Naturepest, there are fly maggots in a rat trap 4 days after placing the trap. Integrated pest control pro Franklin Hernandez explains why. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs #rodentcontrol #pests #fumigation #rayap #exterminator #termite #ants #fogging #hunting #rats #basmirayap #pestfree #like #mice #cleaning…

This is How We Seal And Proof An Attic Against Roaches, mice, rats and other rodents Using Exclusion Foam.

Cockroaches are getting into home through the attic. This is how our organic pest control takes care of sealing and proofing an attic against cockroaches using exclusion foam. On today’s edition, this exclusion service with foam will also help proof the attic against other rodents such as mice and rats. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol…

Beautiful results in landscaping using proprietary blend of natural insecticides and fertilizer

Getting a landscape to look this beautiful is the result of careful and meticulous planning. On today’s edition, we show you how we get beautiful results on commercial landscapes using our proprietary blend of natural insecticides and fertilizers containing amino acids, kelp, sugars. See how we can do better without synthetic fertilizers. We improve soil…

Placing Rodent Stations when doing pest control in Miami? You Need Exclusion Services too!

You need to fullproof your property against rats, roaches, mice and other rodents? You need rodent exclusion. This is why many homeowners fail. Integrated pest control is requires much more than just placing rodent stations. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs #rodentcontrol #pests #fumigation #rayap #exterminator #termite #ants…

How to Identify Rat Activity In Home Through Rub Marks on textured drywall and entry points to Attic

We find rat activity in a home through rub marks along textured drywall on today’s edition. Rat proofing the home is needed here as well as rodent proofing the property in general. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs #rodentcontrol #pests #fumigation #rayap #exterminator #termite #ants #fogging #hunting #rats…

Dozens of Mosquitoes Inside The Home All of The Sudden: Here’s why.

After a customer complained about dozens of mosquitoes suddenly appearing inside a home, we find mosquito larvae in the water of a plant. Learn how to get rid of mosquitoes by first locating stagnant water sources. pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs #rodentcontrol #pests #fumigation #rayap #exterminator #termite…

After purchasing Home, Owners Find Rats Getting Into Home; This Is How An IPM Perimeter Inspection Can Reveal How It’s Happening.

Part of a holistic approach to integrated pest control involves locating the entry points and sealing them. After buying a house, homeowners find rats getting into home. On today’s edition, a perimeter inspection will show what entry points rats and other pests are using to gain entry into this home. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol…

This Is How To Maintain An In2Care Mosquito Control Trap

If mosquito control is part of your pest control routine, here’s what you need to know about properly maintaing an In2care Mosquito Control Trap. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs #rodentcontrol #pests #fumigation #rayap #exterminator #termite #ants #fogging #hunting #rats #basmirayap #pestfree #like #mice #cleaning #bhfyp #jasapembasmihama #bhfypOn…

Living The Wildlife with Stephen Vantassel: On This Edition, The Frye (Rat Inspection Tool) Demo .

The F.I.T. tool is an essential aid to pest control professionals and building managers by allowing quick and accurate identification of rodent entry points. On today’s edition of Living The Wildlife, Wildlife Consultant Stephen Vantassel demos the Frye Inspection Tool originally developed in conjunction with urban entomologist, Matt Frye, PhD.Easily demonstrate and communicate issues to…

We Use This Rat Trap Combination -Ambush Rat Station and Trapper T-rex- To Ensure Safety at Naturepest

A juvenile rat alongside an adult rat is what we catch on today’s edition using an Ambush rat station and Trapper T-rex inside. This is done for safety reasons. Find out how we do it. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs #rodentcontrol #pests #fumigation #rayap #exterminator #termite #ants…

Determining if there is a heavy American roach infestation.

On today’s edition of Naturepest DIY: this is how we determine if there is a heavy American roach infestation. Support Us On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PestgeekpodcastWeb Site: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/category/podcast/Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/pestgeekpodcast/Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pestgeekpodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/pestgeekpodcastLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/franklin-hernandez-49832a55/Linkedin Business Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pestgeekpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/pestgeekpodcast/Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pestgeekpodcast/

How to Remove Those little bugs hanging on the walls of your garage (Plaster bagworms) with a vacuum or brush: Naturepest Tutorial.

On today’s edition, it’s plaster bagworms. Little worms (inside a cocoon they build) that feed of of bacteria on your garage walls. There is no chemical treatment for these worms. This kind of integrated pest control involves simple hygiene. That is, physical removal with a vacuum or brush. #naturalpestcontrol #pestcontrol #pestcontrolmiami https://twitter.com/naturepesthttps://naturepest.com/https://www.facebook.com/NaturePestofDoral/https://www.instagram.com/naturepest/https://www.linkedin.com/company/naturepest-of-doral/ PestgeekFacebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/197418180824736/FaceBook…

On today’s edition, trying to do lawn care during rainy season. The challenges of doing lawn care in 100 degree Miami summer weather.This is one of the many difficulties of integrated pest management and organic natural pest control. Today’s takeaway, it’s better to be 80% effective today rather than 50% effective later. #naturalpestcontrol #pestcontrol #pestcontrolmiami…

Getting A Rodent Exclusion Wrong Is Tandem To Not Doing It at All: Naturepest Inspection

A poorly executed attempt at rodent exclusion. On today’s edition, we examine clearly visible gaps that will allow easy rodent intrusion. The inevitable takeaway is that getting it wrong is tandem to not doing it all! #naturalpestcontrol #pestcontrol #pestcontrolmiami #DIYpestcontrol #rodentexclusion https://twitter.com/naturepest https://naturepest.com/ https://www.facebook.com/NaturePestofDoral/ https://www.instagram.com/naturepest/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/naturepest-of-doral/ Pestgeek Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/197418180824736/ FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/pestgeekpodcast/ Itunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pest-geek-podcast/id990012784?mt= Linkedin…

Inspection of a Podocarpus, also commonly known as a Podocarpus Macrophyllus

On today’s edition, a few tips on growing and caring for a Podocarpus. Join us for a routine inspection of a Podocarpus, also commonly known as a Podocarpus Macrophyllus. This species also goes by the names fern pine, yew plum pine, and Buddhist pine. #naturalpestcontrol #pestcontrol #pestcontrolmiami https://twitter.com/naturepesthttps://naturepest.com/https://www.facebook.com/NaturePestofDoral/https://www.instagram.com/naturepest/https://www.linkedin.com/company/naturepest-of-doral/ PestgeekFacebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/197418180824736/FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/pestgeekpodcast/Itunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pest-geek-podcast/id990012784?mt=Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/franklin-hernandez-49832a55/PestGeek http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/

A Caution Before Installing XCLUDER X2 Bottom Door Seal System.

Sealing off gaps in your garage is priority. The right Rodent exclusion is a key component of Integrated Pest Control. On today’s edition, Stephen Vantassel shares his experience having an Xcluder door seal system installed. #naturalpestcontrol #pestcontrol #pestcontrolmiami https://twitter.com/naturepesthttps://naturepest.com/https://www.facebook.com/NaturePestofDoral/https://www.instagram.com/naturepest/https://www.linkedin.com/company/naturepest-of-doral/ PestgeekFacebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/197418180824736/FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/pestgeekpodcast/Itunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pest-geek-podcast/id990012784?mt=Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/franklin-hernandez-49832a55/PestGeek http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/