Aimee’s Wing FINISHED!

We are so proud to have been a part of the project to build a wing for Aimee Copeland!  Thank you to Pulte Homes and the other 50 trade partners that donated their time and materials to renovate the Copeland home.  The 1,956 sq ft addition includes a rehab and fitness room, a bedroom with a sitting area, a fully accessible bathroom, and a study where Aimee can finish her psychology thesis.

Aimee and her family have been such a huge inspiration to us at Northwest Exterminating, the state of Georgia, and all over the country!  We can’t wait to see what’s next for this young woman!

Northwest Exterminating
830 Kennesaw Ave MariettaGA30060 USA 
 • 888-466-7849
 

CAI Neighborhood Conference & Expo

On Saturday,  August 25, Northwest Exterminating will be at the CAI Neighborhood Conference & Expo at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta.  “CAI, the Community Associations Institute – is the nation’s voice for condominiums, cooperative and homeowner associations.”  The CAI provides tools that enable neighborhoods to thrive in challenging times.

Northwest Exterminating will be there to give information on all of our services including our Community Management Services.  Stop by and say hello!

An extra bonus is that Vern Yip, of Trading Spaces & Home Intervention, will be the keynote speaker!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gather information on how you can keep your community thriving!

 

 

Keep the Bugs Away this 4th of July

Happy 4th of July!!  We’d like to take a second to say how proud we are to be Americans!!  We’re proud to live in the country of the land of the free and the home of the brave!!  And like always, we’d like to thank all of the brave men and women and their families that have given so much for this great country!!

But before you go enjoy those fireworks…here are some tips to stay bug free this 4th of July:

  • Avoid standing water in areas like flower pots, bird baths, buckets, barrels, etc.  Areas like these are breeding spots for mosquitoes that can carry diseases like West Nile and encephalitis.
  • Wear an insect repellant, such as DEET, to protect against mosquitoes and other bugs.
  • Keep food covered when possible to avoid attracting mosquitoes, flies, and ants.
  • Tightly seal garbage and put it in a sealed garbage container on the outside of your home.  Make sure that the lid to the trash can is on securely to avoid rodents from getting in and going through the trash.
  • Keep your lawn mowed and clear of debris.
  • Protect your pets from fleas and ticks by using a preventative.  These can be purchased over the counter or by your veterinarian.
  • Have your exterminator treat your yard and home for insects and other rodents that could BUG you this summer!  (Get it, BUG you!)

What other tips do have for staying bug free this 4th of July?

 

Happy Memorial Day from Northwest Exterminating

Northwest Exterminating would like to wish everyone a Happy Memorial Day.  We want to thank those that have given their lives for our country, as well as their families.  We are very grateful for what you’ve done for this country.

Today isn’t just an extra day for the weekend or a day to catch up on chores…it’s a day to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.  Please take some time today to observe those who paid the price for our freedom.

  • place flags or flowers on the graves of fallen soldiers
  • visit memorials
  • fly the US flag at half-staff until noon
  • participate in a “National Moment of Remembrance” at 3 pm
  • assist the widows, widowers, and children of the fallen
  • assist disabled veterans
  • attend a local parade

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Memorial Day from Northwest Exterminating!

 

Bug Themed Party

Every good party has a theme!  And what better time to have a party than the summer?  Summer is a great time for cookouts, family get-togethers, birthdays, or just because!  And what goes together better than summer and bugs?  So why not have a bug-themed party?

Bug theme decorations:

  • Use green streamers that look like vines and shrubs
  • Place jars with plastic bugs as table decorations
  • Antennae headbands
  • Magnifying glasses

It’s never a good idea to pair real bugs with food.  But we can make our food look like insects, right!  Try these bug themed treats that are sure to be pleasing on the eyes and the stomach.

Ants on a Log

Bug theme foods:

  • Dirt Cake
  • Gummy worms
  • Fruit caterpillar kabobs – skewer green grapes, place 2 white dots on front of first grape using cream cheese, place mini chocolate chip in center of white dots for eyes
  • Bug juice – mix any flavor of red juice and a blue juice…to make GREEN juice
  • Ants on a log – You will need: Celery, cream cheese or peanut butter, raisins
  • Slice celery horizontally and spread with either cream cheese or peanut butter.
  • Place raisins on top
  • Burrowing Worms – Cut 6-7 slits along one half of each hotdog (1/4″ apart and 1/2″ deep).  Do the same on the opposite side.  Cook hotdogs and serve on bun with hotdog condiments.
  • Create your own critter mix – It’s trail mix with a spin.  Give guests a bag and let them make their own mix with selections of nuts, seeds, cereals, crackers, pretzels, raisins, dried fruit, marshmallows, chocolate chips, etc.
  • Watermelon Bug: Cut a rectangle out of the top of a watermelon. Scoop out the flesh and refill with fruit salad. Create a face on the melon using fruit (an orange wedge for the mouth, grape eyes). Use banana halves to make six legs and curl some pipe cleaners for antennae. Attach everything with toothpicks
  • Pretzel butterflies: Attach two small pretzels, tip to tip.  Place piece of caramel at tips and microwave for 10 second or until caramel is melted and pretzels are stuck together.
  • Mosquito Bloody Marys – for the adults, of course.

Don’t let uninvited guests ruin your party.  Call Northwest Exterminating to get rid of any mosquitoes or pests.

 

East Cobb Grand Opening

Join us on Tuesday, January 10th for the GRAND OPENING of our East Cobb service center.

Northwest Exterminating would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves to the residents and businesses in the East Cobb community.  We invite you to tour our new facilities and join us for lunch, door prizes, and a ribbon cutting.  Our East Cobb service center will provide all of the same excellent services that you experience with our other service centers.  So come out and meet us!!!

GRAND OPENING
Tuesday, January 10th
11:00am – 1:00pm
670 Powers Ferry Road
Marietta, GA 30067
678.810.0026

Northwest Exterminating’s East Cobb service center will provide pest control, termite control, mosquito control, fire ant control, wildlife services, lawn care, and attic insulation.  Call 678.810.0026 or visit us online for more details.

 

Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Christmas has come and gone!  You spent hours, maybe even days, decorating your house.  You’ve enjoyed the decorations and now it’s time for the dreaded task of taking down the decorations and getting rid of the tree.  But don’t just dump your tree out…recycle it.  There are many locations and events throughout Georgia that will recycle your Christmas tree.  There are options to drop off, curbside pick-up, and some programs that will give you free mulch or seedlings for your recycled tree.

One of the most notable programs is Home Depot’sBring One for the Chipper” event which is sponsored by Keep Georgia Beautiful.  On January 7, 2012, bring your tree to your local Home Depot (most Home Depot locations participate) where Boy Scouts are on hand to help you unload your tree.  The mulch from your Christmas tree will be used to mulch playgrounds, government projects, and individual yards.  (If you would like the mulch from your tree to use in your own home project, download this form, complete it and fax it in.)  Home Depot will give you a FREE seedling in return.

Join Northwest Exterminating in our efforts to protect our environment by recycling your tree.

Tip: Call your trash company to see if they will do curb side pick-up

Do you know of other places where you can recycle your Christmas tree?

 

MS Challenge Walk "Funny Fundraiser"

Join us on Saturday, January 22, 2011 for a night of fun and laughter to raise money for the 2011 MS Challenge Walk.  We will be hosting a comedy show featuring David Kaye from Comedy Central, along with Al Ernest and Jeff Fearon.

Proceeds benefit “No Hill For A Climber” MS Challenge Walk Team

$20 donation includes Hors D’ouvres and soft drinks

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Doors open at 6:00om  ♦ Showtime 7:00pm

830 Kennesaw Avenue, Marietta, GA 30060

Plus 50/50 raffles and Chinese auctions!

For Tickets call Tonya Gilbert: 678.920.9621 or

Christen Bennett 770.855.8828

E-tickets online at www.slapsticksproductions.com

 

2nd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser

On August 7, 2010Northwest Exterminatingwill be hosting our 2nd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser at Fox Creekin Smyrna, GA. Like last year, we will be raising moneyin honor ofRyan Bloyd. In September 2008, Ryan contracted a blood infection which caused a brain aneurysm to rupture, followed by a stroke.Ryan was in a comafor six weeks at Emory University Hospital’s Neuro ICU, he was given about a 20% chance to survive and a 10% chance to walk again. We are pleased to say that Ryan is working part-time at Northwest Exterminating and making great strides in his recovery.

Speech continues to be Ryan’s biggest challenge. Because of the support Ryan received from last year’s golf tournament, he was able to attend the Steps Forward intensive speech therapy facility in St. Pete. This provided the breakthrough that Ryan needed for continued progress in his language and speech abilities. When he returned from Florida, Ryan immediately began speech therapy in Altlanta. This will continue as well as reading and writing tutoring.Speech therapy will be part of Ryan’s life for some time, but the rewards are great.

We would love it if you could come out and help us raise money!

Title Sponsor – $2,000

Premier Sponsor – $1,000

Foursome w/ Hole Sponsorship & 4 golf shirts – $600

Tee Hole Sponsor – $150

Individual Player – $100

7:30 am Breakfast

8:00 am Shot Gun Start/Four Man Scramble

Auction and Lunch

Please contact Christie Lautsh at 678.383.1072 or email at friendsofryan@callnorthwest.com

Fox Creek

1501 Windy Hill Road, Smyrna, GA

 

Northwest Exterminating helps in the Fight Against MS

Northwest Exterminating is taking a stand against Multiple Sclerosis. Help us as we show our support for the 10th Anniversary Carolinas Challenge Walk 2010. The event is June 4-6 2010. The walkers will be walking 50 miles through the South Carolina piedmont to keep moving towards a cure.

The number of people living with multiple sclerosis increases every hour of every day. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society funds more MS research than any other private organization. In addition to supporting studies which hope to reveal the cause and course of the disease, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society also provides much needed education, programs, and services to everyone who is affected by MS – including the diagnosed, their friends and families, and the healthcare professionals who work with them.

Northwest is proud of the seven Northwest employees who will be making their second appearance in the Carolinas Challenge Walk. No Hill for a Climber is made up of: Tonya Gilbert, Wes Curtis, Adam Dodson, Gail Jones, Pete Schmidt, Sheila Schmidt & Allen Woosley. We wish you all luck in your walk! We’re very proud.

Join No Hill for a Climber on Saturday, May 1st for a Corn Hole Tournament. The cost is $20.00 per person or $40.00 per team. The event will be at Seven Hills subdivision in Dallas. Registration will begin at 1:00pm and the tournament will start at 2:00pm on the blue field. It will be double elimination. There will be cash prizes for the first and second place teams. Bring the entire family and cheer on your favorite teams! Food and drinks will also be available for purchase. All of the proceeds will benefit National MS Society.

To make a donation please visit http://bit.ly/d2pyhx