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Why are there Flies in my House and Where Do They Come From?

August 13, 2020 by Wendy K

  Every spring, it’s the same thing. You have flies sneaking their way into your house, buzzing around your head, and finding something sticky to eat on the counter. If you happen to live near farmland or even have a compost pile, you know what a fly infestation looks like every spring – it’s like […]

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Growing Grass Under Trees or in the Shade

May 14, 2020 by Dave J

  One of the most common concerns with a lawn is growing and/or maintaining grass in shady conditions. When customers ask us why the grass under a tree is dying, most often, shade is the answer. Thin or no grass under shade trees is a common problem – but what is shade exactly and could […]

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Termites: What You Need to Know

April 20, 2020 by Wendy K

Termites… the very name strikes terror into any homeowner. These silent destroyers cost homeowners across the U.S. millions of dollars annually, and homeowner’s insurance won’t cover termite damage. As a homeowner, you need to know about termites and the signs of a termite infestation before your home is damaged.   What are the Signs of […]

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Why Do I Have Moss in My Lawn?

April 13, 2020 by Dan Rothermel

Moss is one of the most persistent and annoying weeds that occur in home lawns. It grows in thin, weak turfgrasses, but does not thrive in strands of dense, vigorous turf.   Why is Moss Growing in my Lawn? There are several reasons why a lawn is mostly moss.  Moss in a lawn is a […]

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How to Know if I Have Carpenter Ants?

March 4, 2020 by Dan Rothermel

Will Carpenter Ants Destroy my House? And How to Get Rid of Carpenter Ants?   Make no mistake about it, carpenter ants can cause a lot of damage – sometimes more than termites.  It is easier to fix the problem now than to wait and have more damage. If you think you might have carpenter […]

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Why Do I Have Silverfish in My House?

January 10, 2020 by Dan Rothermel

And, how do I get rid of them?   Silverfish are unusual looking insects that pre-date dinosaurs – so what’s up with these critters?   What Silverfish Look Like? Silverfish are those slithery, silver, slimy critters you occasionally see scampering around your kitchen, bathroom or basement. They are about ½” long, have antennae about the […]

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How Do I Get Rid of Fleas in my House… Fast?

December 4, 2019 by Josh Moser

Why is My Dog Scratching? – Uh oh!   What Can Lay 50 Eggs Per Day and Jump 2-Feet in the Air? Tiny, biting, bloodsucking fleas – that’s what. There are a lot of things that can make your dog or cat itch. We are going to break down what you need to know about […]

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Spotted Lanternfly – Have We Been Here Before?

November 22, 2019 by Josh Moser

Invasive species and technology are very similar in that they seem to know no boundaries. At age 38 and growing up in a relatively tech-devoid household, I can remember a time without cellphones and the internet.  As cellphone and computer technology emerged and grew like wildfire, both made huge leaps in advancement in relatively short […]

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Why are Two Crabgrass Treatments Needed in the Spring?

November 21, 2019 by Dan Rothermel

  First, How is Crabgrass Prevented? Crabgrass grows from seeds each year. Therefore, the best way to control crabgrass is to control the seeds with a “crabgrass preventer” application. A crabgrass preventer kills the seeds when they begin to grow.  We have primarily used a preventer called Barricade because it lasts longer than other products. […]

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How to Get Rid of Mice in my House and…

November 7, 2019 by Dan Rothermel

… what would a Mouse Exterminator do?   Ok, so you are being tormented by a mouse – that stinks.  What do you do now? This article will walk you through the steps to get you back to a mouse-free home!   In the big picture, you have three options: Ignore it – Hope there […]

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