Posted on 9/27/2012
by Shay Runion VP HR & Professional Development
Football season is in full swing and for fans across the country that means weekends are centered around tailgating with family and friends before the game. The early fall is a great time to enjoy the outdoors, but those yummy snacks and the delicious grilled fare leave pests like wasps, mosquitoes, flies and ants looking to crash your party.
To keep pests from ruining your tailgate fun this football season, we recommend the following tips to keep your tailgate pest-free.
• Wasps and yellow jackets are still active this time of year and attracted to sweets, so be sure to keep desserts in sealed containers and serve sugary drinks in covered pitchers.
• Mosquito season...Read More »
Posted on 5/25/2012
by Kimberly Beaudin VP of Marketing
The official start to summer is right around the corner, which means our customers and employees alike will soon be heading to their favorite summer destinations. While many of us take precautions to ensure our homes are well lit, locked and protected from intruders, we should be equally concerned about those intruders who could make their way inside on four, six or eight legs and cause significant damage in the process.
To help homeowners avoid a variety of pest problems while away from home and send those unexpected “pesty” houseguests packing this vacation season, we have put together the following pest prevention to-do list.
• Remove or drain sources of standing wa...Read More »
Posted on 2/27/2012
by Shay Runion VP of Professional Development
If you are like most of us, you have been delighting in the warmer than normal temperatures we have experienced this winter. While we have been spending more time outdoors and less on heating bills, there is an unwanted side effect to this unseasonable weather – more bugs!
With no hard freezes or extended cold snaps, the local pest population has not experienced the natural reduction that usually occurs in the winter. Additionally, many are now coming out of hibernation early to seek food and begin their reproduction process. All leading to an overall increase in the number of pests we expect to see this spring and summer.
Experts are predicting a banner year for the most notoriou...Read More »
Posted on 2/7/2012
by Shay Runion, VP of Professional Development
It’s Valentine’s Day and time to show some love for those special people in our lives. This year, we think you should save some of that love for these top five most loveable bugs! Perfectly harmless and romantic in nature, these pests even provide a few benefits so let’s show them we care.
Ladybugs: If you love gardens, then you should definitely love ladybugs. They feed on aphids, which are harmful to plants. Avid gardeners will even purchase ladybugs to add to their garden as an easy, affordable and sustainable solution to keep pests away.
Fireflies: Who doesn’t have fond childhood memories of catching lightning bugs on a warm summer night? These friendly pests...Read More »