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What To Do About Ants?

June 3, 2015 by Dan Rothermel

There are between 9,000 & 10,000 known ant species in the world and researchers believe that there may actually be more than 20,000. It’s not surprising that ants are one of the most common pests in homes and businesses. Surveys by the National Pest Management Alliance consistently show that pest control companies across the nation receive […]

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Lawn Recovery with Aeration and Seeding

April 15, 2015 by Dan Rothermel

Every year many lawns are damaged due to harsh winters.  Several things can happen when the weather gets colder and snow is involved. Snow Mold, rodent foraging and even pedestrian traffic can create damages. Correcting this damage should happen as soon as possible so your lawn can recover before crabgrass and weeds start growing.  While […]

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Termites or Ants?

April 7, 2015 by Dan Rothermel

“Do I have termites or ants?”, “Do they look like ants with wings?”, “Could they be white ants?” These are the common questions most customers ask when they see something that they believe could be a termite. They do look very similar. So how do you tell? In the pictures above, two are of termites […]

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Spring Fertilization: Food for Your Trees, Shrubs, and Roots

March 25, 2015 by Dan Rothermel

As the Winter subsides and Spring approaches, it reminds us of your plants needs.  Your beloved trees and shrubs took a beating throughout the harsh winter. It is amazing that your plants, which cannot be moved inside, can withstand the extreme cold and snow. After surviving a harsh winter, they deserve your love and attention. […]

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Damaging Pests: Carpenter Ants

March 10, 2015 by Dan Rothermel

Carpenter Ants are the most common and most damaging of all ants in our part of the country. Carpenter Ants tunnel through soft, damp or rotting wood and can do as much damage to a building as termites. Unlike termites, Carpenter Ants do not eat the wood. They “excavate” the wood and remove the debris […]

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Crabgrass – Early Spring Lawn Care Tips

March 3, 2015 by Dan Rothermel

Its starts out very inconspicuously, little green leaves poking through the soil but, as the weather warms, the crabgrass plant quickly develops into a very large, disruptive weed.  The best control is to prevent as many of the seeds from emerging as possible.  This is done in the late winter or early spring. The seeds were […]

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Danger under the snow

February 27, 2015 by Dan Rothermel

Even with snow on the ground, life goes on in the lawn and shrub beds. Unlike bears, ground hogs and many others that hibernate, the “critters’ that live under the snow do not.  They are very active, foraging for food and insulation for their burrows. The animals we are most concerned about from a turfgrass […]

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Winter Weather Leaves Homes Susceptible to Termite Infestations

February 23, 2015 by Dan Rothermel

***Green Giant Pest Control advises homeowners to remain vigilant of termites as the weather warms up.*** The winter “trifecta” of snow, ice and wind may leave some homes damaged this spring and vulnerable to the most destructive pests – termites. Green Giant, a pest management provider servicing South-Eastern Pennsylvania, advises homeowners to be aware of […]

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3 Reasons to Take a Mouse Problem Seriously

January 12, 2015 by Dan Rothermel

The sight of a mouse scurrying across the floor can be unnerving and the sight of mouse droppings on your countertop can be outright disgusting. What’s more alarming is how mice, rats, and other rodents can leave your home susceptible to major issues. Here’s a few reasons why every mouse problem—no matter how small—should be […]

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Autumn Leaves and Your Lawn’s Health

November 18, 2014 by Dan Rothermel

While it may be hard to believe, it’s that time of year again! Nature has turned the hardwood trees throughout the Northeast into a brilliant display of warm, autumn color. The trees begin to prepare for winter by shedding their leaves and hardening off the tender twigs to withstand the upcoming winter weather. How the […]

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