Now that we are preparing to say goodbye to summer and leap headlong into fall, there is probably one part of summer none of us are going to miss, and that’s the pests! Many of us this summer have been plagued by unwanted guests like fleas and mosquitos.
Spring fever is in full swing with the sunny and warm season just around the corner. Everyone is anticipating the regrowth of their grass and the blooming of flowers. The one downfall that comes with springtime however, is insects.
A question that we experts at Grasshopper Lawns get quite often is about perimeter pest control and how effective it is. Everyone wants to know, is perimeter pest control worth it or not? We can say with certainty that it will protect your home. It involves five different treatments at several intervals in the beginning […]
Water in Swimming Pool Covers Perfect for Mosquitoes In Pennsylvania, many swimming pool stay covered until the end of May. This makes sense since residents primarily enjoy swimming pools from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Unfortunately, if a swimming pool cover collects water and leaf debris, it starts producing mosquitoes in early April. […]
Using Eggshells In Soil, Compost And As Pest Control Many people do not know that using eggshells in the garden can help in many ways. If you are wondering what to do with crushed egg shells (or whole eggshells for that matter), keep reading. We will look at how eggshells can help your compost, soil […]
In a statement on Thursday, DuPont said it is in talks with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on “the most effective way to implement our recommendation of a voluntary suspension of sale of DuPont Imprelis herbicide, and a product return and refund program.” It said the talks are intended to “assure full transparency of important […]
I was thinking of doing a West Nile Virus blog but thought it may be just a little early to be thinking of mosquitoes. But I decided to look around to find some “be prepared” tips for the warmer weather. I was shocked when I saw the map on Pennsylvania’s official West Nile Virus website with a […]
Cockroaches, ticks, ants, mosquitoes, mice…certainly not images you conjure up when you picture “home, sweet, home”. But such pests are attracting greater public attention because of the increasing health risks they pose to American adults and children. “While not all insects, ticks or mites are harmful to humans, some carry life-threatening diseases,” says Dr. Jerome […]
In late January Dr. Galen Dively of the University of Maryland gave an overview of organic insecticides at the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Grower’s Conference. Did you miss it? I’ll try to provide a recap. Galen prefaced his remarks about specific products with these observations: In organic systems, insecticides are used as a tool of last […]
“Dogs Damage Lawns,” would not be an attention-grabbing headline, because it’s so commonplace. So common in fact that a series of urban myths has arisen over what causes the damage, i.e., female dog urine is more acidic and therefore damaging than male, and what homeowners can do to avoid the problem such as, adding tomato […]