Monthly Archives: August 2011

Did You Know?

More pest facts that will impress your friends at your next party! Insects are such a good source of protein that it is considered a delicacy in several countries.

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Facts on Flies

In metro Atlanta we have gotten many calls throughout the summer regarding the “gnats” that seem to be a constant problem. There are a number of types of “gnats” that may be responsible for these sightings.

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What Attracts Cockroaches to your Home?

We often receive phone calls from panicked homeowners who are seeing cockroaches in their homes. Not only are cockroaches unattractive but they are also a health concern. Cockroaches are known to carry diseases and can cause allergic reactions. Knowing how and why roaches are getting into your home is important for the health of you and your family.

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Fall is the Perfect Time to Begin your Lawn Care Program

It is also a great time to start a lawn care schedule that will ensure your lawn is the envy of all your neighbors throughout the year. Any good service starts with a plan, or in this case, a lawn analysis.

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The Odorous House Ant

Just because the odorous house ant is most active in the summer months does not mean your problem with them will go away with the warm summer temperatures. In fact, odorous house ants often enter structures during rainy weather or fall temperatures.

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The Time to Overseed your Lawn is NOW!

Overseeding your lawn is one of the most important things that you can do for your lawn in the fall. By overseeding, you can make sure that your lawn is green and healthy throughout the year without tearing up the grass and starting over.

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Preparing your Lawn for the "Off-Season"

We typically think of fall and winter as being the “off-season” for our lawns but maintaining your lawn care schedule at this time is vital to the health and appearance of your lawn throughout the year.

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Mason Bees

There are more than 130 species of mason bees found across North America. The mason bee gets its name because from its mason-like habit of carving out sections of mud or plant fiber that is chewed into paste and using it inside their nests. These bees are most active from spring to late summer and are found in heavy forested areas.

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Why Should Multi-Unit HOAs maintain your Termite Warranty?

When you live in multi-unit housing, such as an apartment, condo or town home, it is difficult to protect your home from termites when your neighbor does not have termite protection. That is why it is so important that your community’s HOA offers termite protection for you and your neighbors.

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Why is a Termite Treatment so Important in New Construction?

We’ve told you before that termites cause more damage in a year than earthquakes, tornadoes and fires put together. We’ve also talked about ways to prevent termite damage to your home once you are living in it but what about how to protect your home before you ever move in? Whether building your dream home or buying a new construction home, it is important to ask the builder how the home has been protected against termites. In most cases, the builder is the one who selects the termite company and termite treatment type.

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