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Top 6 Signs of Bagworms on Trees

Posted by Nate Bahler on Jul 21, 2020 4:27:18 PM
Bagworms are native to North America and can be found on the East Coast. They are, unfortunately, another pest that can often go undetected until it's too late.

Bag worms will feed on a variety of trees but are most damaging to evergreens who rely on their needles staying from year to year. They are perennial and will also feed on deciduous trees such as Maple and Sycamore. 

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Topics: pests, bagworms, tree care

Mosquitoes in my Yard - Dos and Don'ts

Posted by Brian Gerber on Apr 2, 2020 2:13:13 PM

Easy Ways to Reduce Mosquitoes in my Yard

Did you know that there are 18 different species of mosquitos in Connecticut and over 3,000 different species in the world? Learn about about how to control mosquito populations in your yard. 

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Topics: Lawn care, Mosquito, pests

How Much Does Tick Control Cost?

Posted by Brian Gerber on Mar 26, 2020 4:50:18 PM

Key Factors in Tick Control Cost

There are many factors that influence the price of a tick control program for your lawn. These factors can range from product cost, treatment areas, number of applications, and size of the area treated.

Questions Answered:

  • What is the difference between synthetic and organic tick control products?
  • Where can I buy tick control products?
  • Where should I spray for ticks?
  • How many applications do I need to apply?
  • When should I apply tick control? 
  • How much do tick control applications cost?
  • Why Do I Need to Spray my Lawn for Ticks?
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Topics: Lawn care, pests, Tick Control

Tick Control vs Mosquito Control

Posted by Brian Gerber on Feb 20, 2020 8:35:35 AM

Everyone's been there - you are outside enjoying a wonderful summer evening and the dreaded mosquitoes come swarming in, forcing your gathering inside.

Are there any pet owners out there tired of scanning your beloved best friends for ticks?

Tick and mosquito control treatments can overlap in many ways. We will go over the differences so you can decide which is right for you.

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Topics: Mosquito, pests, Tick Control

How Do I Know if I Need Mosquito Control?

Posted by Nate Bahler on Feb 13, 2020 1:08:36 PM

Throughout Connecticut we have over 48 different species of mosquitoes but only a dozen are considered pests. Female mosquitos are the only sex that bite humans and draw blood, while males feed on plant nectar. 

Mosquitos have existed for over 200 million years carrying numerous harmful diseases and are a nuisance when spending time outdoors.

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Topics: Mosquito, pests

Synthetic Fertilizer vs. Organic Fertilizer

Posted by Dave Schwarm on Jan 31, 2019 8:55:57 AM

What type of fertilizer is right for my lawn?

Plants need many nutrients to survive and thrive. How do they get the nutrients they need? Most are naturally occurring.  If your lawn has yellowing or slow growth,  it might be time to step in with fertilizer. The best way to determine what your soil needs is by performing a soil test. 

Both Synthetic and organic fertilizers provide your lawn with the needed nutrients. Much debate has been had on this subject and it really just boils down to this; at the most basic level, nutrients are nutrients. 

Below, we will go over some major differences between organic and synthetic fertilizers in terms of nutrient availability and the long & short-term effects that each has on your soil and plants. 

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Topics: Lawn care, pests, Fertilization

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