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Landscape Design Tips for Beginners

June 25, 2019 by Dan Rothermel

There are many details to consider when designing a landscape. Following the pointers below could be the difference between a blah or beautiful landscape! Depth: If you have the space, make your landscape bed at least eight feet deep (distance from the house to the edge of the bed). This provides opportunities to have plants […]

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What Does a Pest Control Technician See When He Eats at Your Restaurant?

June 19, 2019 by Josh Moser

Preface:  This article is written from a Pest Control Technician’s point of view.  The purpose of the article is to demonstrate several common things that restaurant owners and managers may want to address before they are noticed by their customers. The situations discussed here are found at restaurants of all types and price ranges. The […]

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How Do I Get Rid of Mosquitoes in My Yard?

June 14, 2019 by Dan Rothermel

  Mosquito season is here. We all know that mosquitoes carry some nasty diseases, but they can also be extremely irritating, chasing you and your family indoors on an otherwise beautiful summer night. We’re here to help you avoid being “eaten alive”. While Green Giant provides Organic Mosquito Control for both season long relief and […]

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 What is ‘Surge Growth’ in a Lawn?

May 23, 2019 by Dan Rothermel

    During the growing season, a lawn should be ‘fed’ over time – not just one big ‘meal’ and then have it starve until the next big meal. Fast release fertilizers work well for late fall fertilizations because, in the fall, the top of the plant, the grass blades are hardly growing and the […]

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What to do when you have Bed Bugs?

May 16, 2019 by Dan Rothermel

  Ok, so you have Bed Bugs… Now you need to figure out what to do.  Another night of bites from these blood-suckers is not going to be fun. We highly recommend implementing a professional bed bug treatment plan  – DIY bed bug solutions are rarely successful.   That being said, there are some things […]

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How to Prevent Ticks from Biting You

May 7, 2019 by Dan Rothermel

  How Do You Prevent Tick Bites? Ticks seem to be everywhere these days and this makes it difficult to enjoy outdoor activities without worrying about getting bitten and possibly contracting Lyme disease or other potentially serious infections. The following information addresses: How to Use Insect Repellents* to keep ticks off of you. Other practices that […]

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What are the Best Insect Repellents for Mosquitoes, Ticks, Gnats and Other Insects?

by Dan Rothermel

  There are so many brands of insect repellent* (bug spray) on the market that it’s difficult to know which one is the best, or if there is even a difference.  (Answer: “Yes, there is!”.) In fact, some products are simply ineffective. When you are trying to protect yourself from insect-borne diseases such as Zika, […]

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What is the Best Way to Remove a Tick?

by Dan Rothermel

  Sometimes using the best insect repellent and wearing the best tick-resistant clothing does not keep these parasites off of you. Therefore, it is important to know how to properly remove a tick when you (or your child, dog, friend…) has a tick latched-on. It is also important to remove a tick as soon as […]

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Pest Control Needs in a Manufacturing Facility  (Non-Food)

April 18, 2019 by Jim Ford

  The sailors on old wooden merchant ships had a saying, “Cargo Is King!”  This simply meant that the cargo being delivered is the most important thing on the ship – and that the crew would do anything necessary to protect the cargo from damage. At Green Giant, we know that the materials, production processes, […]

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Can I Seed My Lawn and Use Crabgrass Preventer this Spring?

March 26, 2019 by Dan Rothermel

  The Answer Is, “Yes…But it Needs to be Done Right” Many lawns take a beating over the winter and a nice aeration and over-seeding treatment can work wonders to give you a beautiful lawn all summer long.  However, crabgrass is also a concern on lawns. Crabgrass is the most common lawn weed in Pennsylvania […]

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