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Is That A Bed Bug Bite or Something Else?

January 9, 2017 by Dan Rothermel

You woke up with a bite mark on your arm this morning. The bite is unpleasant, especially before your first cup of coffee. As you finally take your first sip, you start wondering what the bite could be from… And of course, the first bug that you think of is the dreaded bed bug. We […]

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Spotting Aphids or Scale Insect Excrement : A Sticky Situation

June 28, 2016 by Dan Rothermel

If your car’s windshield is covered with speckles of a clear, sticky substance you probably parked under a tree infested with Aphids and/or Scale Insects. Aphids and Scale Insects are very common. Both have “piercing-sucking” mouth parts and basically suck the juices out of the tree. It is unlikely that Aphids will kill a tree […]

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Protect your Home from Odorous House Ants

June 8, 2016 by Dan Rothermel

Take Back (Ant) Control Ant colonies are cute when they are in your child’s ant farm, but not so cute when they are running around your kitchen.When you see ants, you may head to your local retail store and pick up a bunch of “ant traps.” Before you get in your car, consider this – […]

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Could You Have Snow Fleas?

March 1, 2016 by Dan Rothermel

  Have you ever seen a random patch of dirty snow? If you have, that snow patch may not be dirty snow at all! As the snow melts away and our days become a little warmer, and a small insect-like hexapod known as a Springtail can become extremely active. Springtails also called Snow Fleas due […]

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21 Ways to Kill a Tree

October 20, 2015 by Dan Rothermel

The seasons are changing and our trees are going to be bare soon. Many homeowners may watch as the leaves change colors, but are you truly maintaining your tree’s health? Below is a list of many common ways homeowners may find themselves with bare yards and very expensive tree replacement bills. Learn about these commons […]

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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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