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Safety Culture: Mitigating Tick and Mosquito Bites

Landscaping allows your team to enjoy being in the great outdoors, but it also increases the likelihood they’ll encounter pests like ticks and mosquitoes. These insects may carry bacteria, parasites or viruses, which is why it’s so important for your team to be aware of where they are more likely to appear, how to mitigate […]

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Tree Care: Four Winter Insects to Watch For

With winter right around the corner, it can be easy for your clients to be lulled in a false sense of security with insects out of sight and out of mind. However, the pests must overwinter somewhere, and many can settle down in dormant trees. While adult insects ride out the colder months, winter can […]

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Technically Speaking: Controlling Mole Crickets

If you’re located in the Southeast or southern coastal plains, it’s very likely you’ve had properties fall prey to mole crickets at one time or another. Aptly named, mole crickets are related to crickets, but they have enlarged heavy-clawed front legs for digging through the dirt like a mole. They feed on grass roots and […]

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Lawn Care: Dealing with Summer Pests

Summer months are the most likely time your clients will want to be out enjoying their yard and the last thing you want are pests ruining their green lawns. Below are some of the insects you can expect to be common in the summer months as well as how to detect and control them. Chinch […]

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