Monthly Archives: August 2011

Facts about Ticks and Fleas

• Fleas can live on any warm-blooded animal but prefer humans, cats, dogs, opossums, rats and other rodents.
• Fleas can live for about 100 days.
There are more than 850 tick species. 200 of which live in the US.
Females in some tick species will increase her weight by 100 times after she mates.

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How to Keep Your Lawn Green and Healthy During a Heat Wave

States such as Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and South Carolina, are going into month number 3 of temperatures in the 90’s. Not only is the heat taking a toll on humans, it’s probably taking a toll on your lawn as well. With temperatures so high, there are less people mowing and more people using their sprinkler systems. Using a sprinkler system can be beneficial to your lawn, ensuring it does not dry out.

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Home Overrun with Bed Bugs

An elderly Minnesota couple have been fighting bed bugs in their home for years. The home is so infested that the homeowners were being fed on and urinated on at night as they slept in their beds. After many attempts at self treating for bed bugs, a local pest control company, Adam’s Pest Control, came to their rescue. Adam’s believes that the bed bugs could have been active for more than two years in this home, stating that this particular case was the worst they had ever seen

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Northwest's "Ask the Expert" featured in Holmes magazine

In the recent August 2011 edition of Holmes magazine, our very own Jerry Hatch was featured in the “Ask the Pro” section. Read below on how Jerry responded to a reader regarding “War on Ants”.
I have carpenter ants crawling up my deck. Nothing seems to get rid of them.

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