Local Business Donates Pest Control Service to Improve Historic Selby Gardens Art Museum

June 27, 2016


SARASOTA, FLA. – June 27, 2016: A generous donation from a local pest control company will improve a historic building on the property of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens next month.

Cloud Termite and Pest Control, based in Bradenton, Fla., will fumigate the 1934 Christy Payne Mansion at Selby Gardens beginning on July 14. The building, which houses the Gardens’ Museum of Botany & the Arts, will reopen July 18. Douglas Products, a global provider of pest control products is also supporting the project.

The Museum of Botany & the Arts, has displayed artwork that expresses the human relationship with nature since it was founded in 1979. As Selby Gardens expands its ties with the arts and introduces world-class, interdisciplinary arts and horticulture exhibits, it is vital that the Museum is in pristine working condition. Cloud Termite and Pest Control’s contribution is essential to Selby Gardens’ future programs, including a February 2017 exhibit that will feature original masterwork paintings by the artist Marc Chagall.

Cloud Termite and Pest Control has been protecting Florida homes and families since 1934. This family-owned company provides safe, environmentally-friendly and durable pest and termite solutions. Douglas Products is a leading global provider of pest control products.


About Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is the only botanical garden in the world dedicated to the display and study of orchids, bromeliads, gesneriads, epiphytes and tropical plants with a focus on botany, horticulture and environmental education. For more information, please visit www.selby.org. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 900 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Christmas, regular admission $19 (ages 12 and up), ages 4-11 $6, Members and children 3 and under enter free. Contact us at (941) 366-5731 or selby.org.  Get social at www.facebook.com/selbygardens or www.twitter.com/selbygardens.