Archive for February, 2011

Youtube Video – Termite Treatment

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Low Branch Tree Pruning

Question:

Since we had our last snow fall I have several branches on my trees that are very low to the ground. Should I cut them back if I do will this harm the tree at this time of year.

Answer:

This is not the best time of the year to prune trees, for some species it doesn’t matter too much. It can also be dangerous because of the ice and snow to work outside, however, if the tree limbs are damaged or pose a threat to you or your property then they should be safely trimmed or pruned and the wounds left to heal by themselves. This is a job usually best left to professionals.

 

Environmentally Friendly Pest Controls – Skunks

Question:

How can I stop having skunks in my yard?

Answer:

We use a repellent that is spread on the grass ad shrubs. The repellent smells strongly to skunks and other pests and disrupts their sense of smell so much that they can’t look for their food such as grubs,snails, slugs etc.

They have poor eyesight and rely on smell to do most things. This treatment is safe for everyone concerned. We have moved large families of them overnight with no harm to them.

Environmentally Friendly Pest Controls – Fleas

Question:

I had my dog groomed and he came home with fleas, they are in nearly every room in the house what can I do?

Answer:

Vacuum, vacuum, vacuum that’s your first line of defense, then immediately dispose of the bag outside in a sealed plastic trash bag.

Wash your pet’s bedding in soapy water to reduce the population and repeat often. It is really tough to win this battle.

We use a misting machine to apply an organic pesticide and insect growth regulator to gain control.

The pesticide kills the adults and the growth regulator prevents new larvae from pupating therefore breaking the lifecycle.

If your dog spends time outside in the yard you should consider getting an external treatment also because he will just keep reintroducing them.

 

Environmentally Friendly Pest Controls – Mice

Question:

I am renting a house out for the summer months we had a problem with mice in the wintertime which you took care of, is it possible that we could get mice in the summer or will they stay outside until it gets colder?

Answer:

Mice can still come inside regardless of the weather. If they feel threatened outside they may decide your house is a safer place to bring up their babies.

A preventative external treatment is the best way to discourage them from visiting you.

We recommend and use:

Shake-Away Rodent Repellent Granules 20 oz Fresh Cab

Environmentally Friendly Pest Controls – Termites

Question:

I had a Termite Treatment 3 years ago and this past weekend I had several flying insects with long wings are the termites back?

Answer:

Most termite treatments  protect buildings and will kill any advancing workers. Swarmers can be coming from a colony which could be up to 300 feet away.

They have silvery wings, a head and thickened body, ants have three distinct body parts.

They are a real nuisance but don’t cause any damage, that’s left to the white workers which are normally hidden away in their tubes or the wood itself. It’s still a very good idea to get it checked out especially if your house hasn’t been treated. Think of them as a warning sign.

a termite

a termite

Environmentally Friendly Pest Control – Leaves

Question:

Do I need to wear a mask when raking leaves? I do suffer with allergies.

Answer:

It’s always a good thing to do. All kinds of spores from fungi and mold can rise up from leaf piles. It’s best not to inhale them. Wear safety glasses and gloves also don’t take unnecessary risks.

 

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