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.
Every morning when we hop into our cars and drive to work, we are taking a risk. Every 9 seconds a person is injured in an automobile collision, every 12½ minutes someone dies,
Phone and email scams happen every year, and every year people get cheated out of a few hundred dollars or worse. And unfortunately, the items being sold range from everything from insurance, medicines, vacations, to even pesticides
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Want To Know The #1 Secret To Keep Your Lawn Green & Healthy? Mow It 3” High! Mowing at 3’’ WILL: Help stop crabgrass & weeds Help cool the soil Help thicken the lawn
Choosing whether to sod or seed your landscape can be a tough decision. But as with any decision, you should definitely be well-informed as to the benefits of each choice. Sod is a popular choice because of its convenience; however there are other aspects to consider. Sod can be much more expensive than seeding because […]
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 […]