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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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How do I access my Green Giant account &/or make a payment on Green Giant’s website?

March 22, 2019 by Dan Rothermel

To access your Green Giant account: Go to our website at GreenGiantHC.com.   At the top right of your screen, select “Manage My Account.” This will take you to the login screen. If you are already registered, you will be able to sign into your account using the email and password you created (or click, […]

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Lime application – why isn’t my lawn white?

March 18, 2019 by Dan Rothermel

  We perform hundreds of lime applications on lawns each year and, surprisingly, the most common question we get about lime is, “I don’t see any lime on my lawn – did your guy even do the application?”  This question is asked at least twice as often as the 2nd most asked question related to […]

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What Kind of Grass Seed Should I Use For My Lawn?

March 12, 2019 by Dan Rothermel

  There isn’t one right answer for all situations but this article should lead you in the right direction. Regardless of the conditions, anytime seeding is done, a blend of various varieties of grass seed should be used. This reduces the chance of one grass type being wiped out by an insect or disease problem.  […]

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What is Crabgrass and Why is it Bad for My Lawn?

by Dan Rothermel

Crabgrass is a lawn weed commonly found in our area (Southeastern Pennsylvania). A patch of crabgrass, in an otherwise nice lawn, sticks out like a sore thumb! In order to minimize the impact of this super-abundant weed, it is helpful to understand some things about the plant. Crabgrass, as the name implies, is a grass. […]

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What Pest Control Services are Important in my Food Facility?

March 5, 2019 by Josh Moser

In today’s fast-paced manufacturing world, food-handling and food-processing facilities are under more pressure than ever to meet demand.  Increased demand can often mean warehousing more products & ingredients and more production lines running for longer periods of time. This leads to less down time to clean and sanitize and, of course, more opportunities for Quality […]

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