Pest Control

Firewood Precautions

As you begin planning for winter’s cold and the cozy fires you’ll enjoy in your wood stove, fireplace or even your fire pit, I want to remind you of the restrictions on the movement of firewood and the consequences of ignoring those restrictions. The federal government and many states have quarantines in place to restrict […]

Grubs Are Returning

After a summer absence, grubs are beginning to feast on the grass roots of our lawns again. But these aren’t the same grubs that dined on your lawn this spring. It’s their children. After their spring feast, the grubs pupated, similar to what happens when caterpillars become moths or butterflies. They emerged from the pupa […]

Ticks & Mosquitoes Expected To Be Out In Force

Entomologists predict that we’ll have a bumper crop of dangerous insects this summer. They are referring specifically to ticks and mosquitoes. Both of these insects carry diseases that are dangerous to people. Lyme disease is carried by deer ticks. While they are called deer ticks, they actually are carried by a number of animals, especially […]

Spring Brings Out The Emerald Ash Borer

Soon, tiny green insects may begin flying around your ash tree(s). That could mean the beginning of the end for the tree(s). Or their decline may already have begun. These tiny insects are the dreaded emerald ash borers (EAB) in their adult stage. It’s flight is a mating flight to begin the next generation of […]

Plant Health Care – What It Is & What It Can Do For Your Landscape?

Plant Health Care (PHC) is a holistic approach to maintaining your trees, shrubs and even your perennials. PHC begins when you first select a plant and continues throughout its lifetime. Here are some of the ways in which PHC can play a role in your plant’s health and longevity: • To begin with, it’s important […]

Dormant Oil – Insects’ Worst Nightmare

It may be the middle of winter but that doesn’t mean your trees and shrubs are free from insects. You may not see them at this time because both the insects and the plant are dormant. Come spring, though, the insects will be active again, feasting on the leaves of your trees and shrubs. And, […]

What Insects Will We Be Fighting This Season?

Plant Health Care (PHC) professionals are our industry’s doctors. It’s their job to examine plants, diagnose any insect or disease problems and treat the plant in the most environmentally friendly way. This is a pretty tall order, and I thank them for taking on this task. Like doctors who treat humans, PHC professionals have to […]