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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. What does a county-wide IPM program for mosquitoes look...

Got Mosquitoes?
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Got Mosquitoes?

Get Rid of Standing Water! Does your yard seem to have a lot of mosquitoes? Are you getting bit? If so, you probably have some stagnant or standing water sources nearby that is attracting mosquitoes to your yard. Now it is even more important to take a close look around your yard and eliminate these...

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.

WALK MS PRESENTED BY GIANT FOOD STORES
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WALK MS PRESENTED BY GIANT FOOD STORES

WALK MS PRESENTED BY GIANT FOOD STORES: CENTRAL PA 2012 Why We Working to Create A World Free Of MS Having multiple sclerosis means that you may not be able to walk when you wake up. Or that you may suddenly have impaired vision. Or that your memory will fail you for no apparent reason. The...

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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 projects vary and include caring for properties associated with charities and nonprofits, such as the Boys & Girls Clubs and Habitat...

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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Press Release

Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Michael Kravitsky IV attends Bayer Crop Science Lawn Care Advisory Board Tempe, AZ October 31-November 3, 2011 – Michael Kravitsky IV, CTP-CSL, President Grasshopper Lawns Inc., attended the Lawn Care Advisory Board meeting in association with Bayer Crop Sciences in Tempe Arizona to discuss issues that are affecting the lawn...

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