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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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Spring Pest-Proofing is Key to Preventing an Infestation

March 20, 2014 by Dan Rothermel

Fleetwood, PA (March 20, 2014) – Spring is finally here, which means many homeowners will partake in spring cleaning projects over the next few weeks. During this time, Green Giant encourages homeowners to also consider pest-proofing in and around the home. “Spring is the season when people begin to notice an increase in pests populations like […]

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Winter De-Icer and Your Landscape

March 12, 2014 by Dan Rothermel

This past winter, we were all glad to have ice melter available (well, most of us anyway). It was in such demand that all types of salts were used, from table salt, to rock salt, to sodium chloride, to calcium chloride, to water conditioner salt. Some people also used some home remedies like beet juice […]

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Will Your Plants Survive the Winter?

February 27, 2014 by Dan Rothermel

Right now, a lot of us are longing for the sight of green grass and pretty flowers. It’s all right there; it’s just sitting under a lot of snow and ice. The plants are just waiting for the opportunity to begin their renewal process that happens every spring. Even with all the snow we’ve had […]

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Winter Weather Increases Risk for Allergies & Asthma Attacks

January 21, 2014 by Dan Rothermel

Cockroaches seek shelter from the cold, which could mean trouble for allergy sufferers. Fleetwood, PA (January 21, 2014) – Most people think of pollen, dust and animal dander as common asthma and allergy triggers. However, Pest Control by Green Giant, a pest management company servicing Berks, Chester, and Lehigh counties, warns that cockroaches can also […]

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Is Fall Fertilizer Necessary?

November 20, 2013 by Dan Rothermel

Why Fertilize my Lawn and Trees in the Fall? Basipetal Translocation of Photoassimilates, (that’s why!) Ok, that’s just a boring way to say your plants are now manufacturing food and moving it to the roots. Your grass and tree roots will use some of the “food” during the winter to maintain plant health, but most […]

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