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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?

Cierra Helpful Tips, Pest Control

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 ...
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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. …

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Spiraling Whiteflies: Palm Health – Part 1

Cierra Helpful Tips, Tree & Shrub

Palm trees are a part of life here, in Florida.  When we see them, we are reminded that we live in paradise.  Even though you admire your palm trees daily, palm tree care may be as hard to grasp as a foreign language.  In this four-part series on palm health, I'll introduce you to several factors that threaten your palm trees.  First ...
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“Murder Hornets” In Sarasota?

Cierra Helpful Tips, Pest Control

There has been quite a bit of coverage this past week of the “Murder Hornet”. Quite possibly this is the first time you even heard about these hornets. And no, they haven’t escaped from some lab experiment. So why all the press, and why the crazy name? More importantly are they here in Sarasota, and how can I protect myself …

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3 Factors For A Healthy Lawn

Cierra Helpful Tips, Lawn Care

We all enjoy the look of a healthy green lawn. There are many benefits to having a healthy yard besides the curb appeal. A healthy lawn will keep weeds out, be tolerant to drought and easily able to withstand stress from your kids playing on it. So what are some things you can do to help your lawn stay healthy …