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 ...
Pest Control For Hurricane Season Lawncare Extraordinaire

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?

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 ...
Palm Nutrient Deficiencies

Palm Nutrient Deficiencies: Palm Health Part 4

Cierra Tree & Shrub, Pest Control

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

Cierra Tree & Shrub, Pest Control

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

Cierra Tree & Shrub, Pest Control

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 ...