Homeowner Tips

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 Tips

  • 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.

Shrub Tips

  • 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.