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A Guide to Invasive Plant Control

November 4, 2014 by Dan Rothermel

Vegetation management in forests, parks, and privately-owned woodland areas is performed to control threats to native plants and natural habitats. In many forests throughout Pennsylvania, if invasive, non-native plants are allowed to spread, the entire makeup of the forest will change. Invasive plants are those introduced into a region far from their natural habitat. How […]

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How to Install Your Termite Monitor

October 21, 2014 by Dan Rothermel

Video Transcription My name is Josh Moser and I’m here with Pest Control by Green Giant to explain how to install our “Pest Control by Green Giant” termite monitor that we’ve included with your today’s visit, which is a plastic baggy that’s on your front door. When selecting a location to place your termite monitor, […]

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FYI: Not all Weeds Are in the Lawn

October 14, 2014 by Dan Rothermel

Vegetation management is a maintenance practice that takes place all around us, every year. Ever wonder why there are no weeds or other vegetation on railroad tracks, highway guard rails, stone parking lots, and fence lines? This is because these areas are regularly sprayed to control the weeds. These areas must be kept weed-free to […]

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Beware – Grub Alert!

September 30, 2014 by Dan Rothermel

Throughout the Southeastern PA area, now’s the time of year that grubs become very active. What’s worse–without knowing how to detect a grub problem, you may not be aware until after the damage is done. Grubs are the immature life stage of beetles. There are several types of beetles that are typical indicators of possible […]

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Lawn Disease: Is that Cotton Candy on my Lawn?

June 17, 2014 by Dan Rothermel

Spring can be a very inconsistent season. Some days are warm and beautiful and some days are wet, cool, and dreary. Lawns are especially susceptible to all sorts of pests in Spring, including fungus and disease. Two such fungi are known as “Red Thread” and “Pink Patch.” Both appear as irregularly-shaped patches in the lawn. […]

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Mosquito Season is Here – Public Urged to Take Precautions

June 10, 2014 by Dan Rothermel

Warmer weather is finally here and Berks County residents are no doubt spending more time outdoors. However, with increased outdoor activity, the public is at risk of becoming a meal for summer’s most dangerous and pesky pest – the mosquito. As such, Green Giant, a pest management company servicing Berks County is urging the public […]

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Best Bed Bug Prevention Tips

May 20, 2014 by Dan Rothermel

Bed bugs are often associated with sanitation issues, but the truth is that these pests are found in many different environments. They are excellent “hitchhikers” and possess uncanny characteristics that make them extremely difficult to control. Vigilance is the key to avoiding an infestation, even when on vacation. As we count down the days to […]

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Why Fertilization Is More Important Than Ever

May 7, 2014 by Dan Rothermel

Why Fertilization Is More Important Than Ever The lawns and landscapes throughout our area have come out of a brutal winter with above-normal stress levels. The cold temperatures and high amounts of snow created very unfavorable conditions for plant material, and the effects of the winter are lingering into the spring growing season. The winter […]

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Protect Your Family Pets from Fleas and Ticks

May 2, 2014 by Dan Rothermel

The spring season is a time when all members of the family, including pets, wander outdoors to enjoy the sunshine and blossoming flowers. Unfortunately, it’s also prime pest season, which means pets are at risk of encountering hungry fleas and ticks that are in search of active hosts. As such, Green Giant, a pest management […]

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Five Factors Affecting the Green of your Grass

April 11, 2014 by Dan Rothermel

In our neck of the woods, the lawns have now had a teasing taste of spring. As the grasses begin to come alive and “green up,” there are often noticeable differences in the colors. There may even be differences within the same lawn. What is going on? A number of factors can influence the green […]

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