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

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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

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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 ...
Palm Nutrient Deficiencies

Palm Nutrient Deficiencies: Palm Health Part 4

Cierra Pest Control, Tree & Shrub

Nutrient Deficiency in Palms As with you, your lawn and all your shrubs, proper nutrition is essential for palm trees.  This post will give you the "bare-bones" information regarding palm tree nutrition.  We have compiled the most common nutrient deficiencies found in palm trees in our area.  I hope placing this knowledge in the hands of you, the homeowner, will ...
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Palm Weevil: Palm Health Part 3

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Palm trees are priceless treasures.  But weevils bore into these trees & kill them. Sometimes before you even know they are there! These Palm Weevils or Rhynchophorus ferrugineus is one of two species of snout beetle known as the red palm weevil, Asian palm weevil or sago palm weevil. If you want, read this post about weevils. Palm Weevil Damage: General, irreversible decline of young leaves as ...
Royal Palm Bug Tree

Royal Palm Bug: Palm Health Part 2

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Royal Palms are one of the most sought after palm trees here in Southwest Florida. Their majestic size, and true tropical look is used to really make a statement. They can also be very expensive to purchase and increase in value as they grow. So the last thing you want is for some bug to damage your palm or make ...
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“Murder Hornets” In Sarasota?

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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 …

7 house spiders commonly found in Florida homes

7 House Spiders Commonly in Florida Homes

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You are not alone if you hate spiders! Chances are these 7 house spiders commonly found in Florida homes are roaming around. Hopefully not in your house at the same time! Since it’s possible any of these spiders could be found in and around your house, we wanted to give you some helpful information. Spiders prefer to be hidden and …

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Will My Real Christmas Tree Have Bugs?

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As Christmas time approaches, you need to make a decision. Should you purchase a real live Christmas Tree or do you go with an artificial. Many people love selecting just the perfect real tree and the smell of pine that it brings to there home. This is the holidays. So, when you buy a real tree is it possible you …