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 […]
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 […]
Here at Grasshopper Lawns Inc, we offer several programs that will enhance the health and beauty of your surroundings. Our most popular program, the Lawn Care Program, includes a 7 step “weed & feed” type of service that will help thicken your lawn without over applying pesticides. Our program utilizes slow released balanced fertilizer for […]
This program is designed to protect your valuable ornamental trees and shrubs from damaging insects, mites and scale pests by incorporating an integrated pest management approach to maximize control while minimizing pesticide usage.