White Grubs in My Yard

White Grubs in My Yard

Cierra Helpful Tips, Pest Control

White Grubs will eventually grow up to be June Beetles, also known as May Beetles. Gardeners frequently find these C-shaped bugs in their gardens and lawns. They are easily identifiable by their white body, legs located near their head, and their classic C-shape. These pests feed on the roots of grass causing damage and can even kill the lawn where ...
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Pest Control For Hurricane Season

Cierra Helpful Tips, Pest Control

Every year when hurricane season rolls around, homeowners see an increase in pest infestations. As we are busy getting ready for the coming storms so are all of the local wildlife. Larger animals tend to leave the area but even the smallest of creatures are getting ready to ride out the weather. If we forget to prepare for the increased ...
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Termites In Your Home

Cierra Helpful Tips, Pest Control

Just the mention of termites is enough to terrify any homeowner. These tiny insects can go unnoticed for years wreaking havoc on your home. We've all seen homes tented for days to fully eliminate these destructive pests. As a responsible homeowner it's important to be aware that any home is susceptible. This means that you need to monitor or have ...
Flour Moth, Pantry Moth (Ephestia kuehniella)

How to Deal with Pantry Moth

Cierra Helpful Tips, Pest Control

Nothing beats homemade cookies, it's one of the best smells in the world to come home to. But nothing seems worse than opening your bag of flour to discover bugs have taken over. Although there are several types of moth that could find their way into your flour and other pantry items, they are most likely pantry pests or stored ...
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Why Restaurants need Pest Control

Cierra Helpful Tips, Pest Control

Restaurant owners and managers may feel hesitant to hire a pest control professional even if they have seen a few bugs running around. They may be trying to save money, or fear what people will think, but regardless of the reasoning, maintaining a healthy and clean environment is essential for a restaurant to continue operating while maintaining its reputation.   ...
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Is Pest Control Safe for Pets

Cierra Helpful Tips, Pest Control

After finding pests in your home and deciding it is time to treat for them you may wonder what affect the pesticides can have on your pets. Prior to having a pest control professional come out it is a good idea to discuss with them what pets you have in the home and what precautions you should take. The good ...
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Why are People Afraid of Spiders?

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Spiders are common fear for a lot of people; after all they have so many legs, creepy bodies, and run all over the place. We don't often think if this fear is warranted or not, we just know that we don't want them anywhere near us or in our house. But science has a few different theories on where our ...
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How To Keep Mice Out Of Your Home

Cierra Helpful Tips, Lawn Care

Mice are a nuisance and something that many people will have to deal with at some point in their lives. Even in a warm climate such as Florida, mice can find their way into our homes. This is especially common as temperatures start to cool off. By taking a few precautions you can keep mice from ever making their way ...

Preparing Your Lawn for Cold Weather!

Cierra Helpful Tips, Lawn Care

There are several factors that affect your plants during cold weather. Plants have a higher chance of frost survival under the following circumstance. Plants with good nutrition at the start have higher endurance and are more likely to survive the cold. Beds that are mulched will hold in the heat and protect the plant root systems. Fall and early winter frosts ...
brown patch lawn fungus

Lawn Fungus – What To Do

Cierra Helpful Tips, Lawn Care

Nearly every year we start to see fungus when the weather changes from summer to “winter.” During this time the conditions are perfect: cooling temperatures, foggy mornings and damp evenings. Brown Patch Fungus is just one of Florida’s damaging turf diseases. If you’ve had fungus issues in the past, you’ll likely have a flare up whenever the conditions are right. …