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Is Perimeter Pest Control Worth It?
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Is Perimeter Pest Control Worth It?

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 of the spring that helps shield your property against all kinds of insects from cockroaches to bed bugs. By hiring our lawn care services in Wilkes Barre, you are choosing the best kind of protection available in Scranton, Wilkes Barre, Allentown, and all of NEPA for your residential or commercial property.

Caring for your lawn while decorating for the holidays
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Caring for your lawn while decorating for the holidays

With Christmas approaching fast, it’s time to start thinking about how you want to decorate your lawn and also think about lawn maintenance and lawn care in NEPA. The winter can pose many risks to lawn maintenance – so it’s good to be prepared. Christmas decorating has become a nationwide pastime that used to be contained in the home but has since spread to the roof, down driveways, and now into lawns!

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Fall time is lawn care time in NEPA

There’s nothing better than Northeastern Pennsylvania in the fall time . With all the beautiful trees and mountains fall time is absolutely breath taking in this area. The weather is a perfect amount of crisp and cool, .. making it ideal to enjoy a lunch outdoors or a game of touch football on your lawn. There’s nothing I love more than taking a drive through the mountains of the area and looking at the oranges, browns and reds coloring the skyline.

West Nile Virus in the Area
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West Nile Virus in the Area

A summer of frequent rains can mean a summer of high mosquito populations. The frequent rains give plenty of opportunities for standing water, the ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes. Walk around your home or farm, do you have areas of standing water. Perhaps it is old containers or pots that now collect water. Even wheelbarrows can collect water. It is a good idea to turn wheelbarrows over when not in use. The little plastic wading pools should also be turned over when not in use. How about those clogged rain gutters, again an excellent area for water to collect and the opportunity for millions of mosquitoes to breed. Also think about bird baths. Be sure to stir the water every few days.

Summer Lawn Care Tips
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Summer Lawn Care Tips

Summer is jam-packed with outdoor activities: relaxing by the pool, jogging, playing fetch with Fido, tossing water balloons with the kids, and don’t forget the countless holiday parties. So naturally homeowners want their lawns in pristine shape; summer is the perfect time to show off lawn care in Wilkes-Barre! Great looking lawns are achieved not only with the help of your lawn care company, but with some simple input on your part too. Relax, it’s not rocket science. We have a few summer lawn care tips to get your lawn as plush as Pebble Beach Golf Course in no time!

Worst West Nile Virus Season
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Worst West Nile Virus Season

It is 2013 and we can finally say good-bye to Pennsylvania’s West Nile Virus season. 2012 will be remembered for the early horse detection in March and the record number of positive detections since surveillance started in 2000. Unfortunately for the human victims of West Nile Virus, some may be living with the serious effects of encephalitis for many years.

Pesticide Use in the West Nile Virus Program
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Pesticide Use in the West Nile Virus Program

I want to share with everyone a recent development concerning product use in the statewide West Nile Integrated Mosquito Management Program. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has just recently finished efficacy testing on a reduced risk pesticide that is even less toxic than the permethrin products.

Renewal & Remembrance
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Renewal & Remembrance

This is the 16th year that Grasshopper Lawns Inc. has participated in Renewal and Remembrance. Michael Kravitsky IV and Shawn Kravitsky and their respective families were in charge of liming over 23 acres in Arlington National Cemetery.

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PLANET Celebrates Earth Day

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) has announced that plans are well underway for its Day of Service on April 20. The nationwide event allows lawn and landscape companies to perform volunteer projects in their communities.

The Problem with Pests
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The Problem with Pests

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.

Ashes In Compost
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Ashes In Compost

A common question about composting is “Should I put ashes in my garden?” You may wonder if ashes in the garden will help or hurt and if you use wood or charcoal ashes in the garden, how it will affect your garden. Keep reading to understand more about wood ash uses in the garden and in compost.

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Lawn Renovation

Lawn renovation involves restoring a deteriorated turfgrass area to an improved condition. Depending on the condition of the turf, this process can be accomplished without establishing a new lawn. Lawn renovation is time-consuming and expensive and should not be performed unless steps are taken to correct the underlying cause of turf deterioration. Included in this publication is information on problems that cause turf to deteriorate and suggested programs for revitalizing turfgrass areas.

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