Preventative Pest Tips
Keep Them Homeless
- Seal all doors and windows (weather stripping, windows, & screens) that might allow pests access into your home.
- Remove stacks of paper products, bags, or wood on the ground that might make a good home for pests.
- Trim foliage away from house to prevent paths for potential unwanted pests.
- Avoid leaving any standing water in fixtures or buckets around your house (specifically to reduce mosquitoes).
Keep Them Hungry
- Keep a tight lid on trash cans and empty them often.
- Store food in tightly sealed containers (including pet food).
- Thoroughly clean spills and crumbs right away.
- Clean dishes after eating.
- Repair any leaky faucets or plumbing to eliminate water sources for pests.
- We offer FREE professional inspections! So, we encourage you to call instead of attempting to resolve pest issues yourself.
Lawn & Shrub Tips
Properly watering, mowing, and pruning are among the most important factors in sustaining a healthy landscape. Making sure the plant has the proper amount of sunlight and soil condition is also very important.
- Lawn needs approximately ¾"–1" of water two times a week, minimum.
- Deeper, infrequent water cycles encourage a deeper, healthier root system to withstand dry spells, insect damage, or other stressors your turf may endure.
- Always water at the first sign of wilt.
- Proper mowing practices are also one of the key factors in a healthy landscape. Frequent mowing promotes a thicker lawn.
- Be aware of the correct mowing height for your turf type.
- Never remove more than one-third of the leaf blade in one mow. This reduces stress on turf.
- Constantly change mowing patterns to prevent soil compaction and scalping.
- Make sure not to install new plants too deep.
- Regularly pruning shrubs and plants will reduce chances for stress.
- Become familiar with the watering suggestions for your specific landscaping. Too much of a good thing could lead to other problems, such as root rot or diseases.