Jun
23

Pesticides – Problem or Solution?

Humans and pests have been fighting for the same space since the dawn of man.  Back as far as the time of the Great Pyramids, cedar boughs were buried with the Kings so that the bugs would stay away.  Fast forward to today and each lawn and garden supplier, every hardware store, even grocery and … Continue reading »

Jun
22

Mosquitoes and How to Prevent Them

There are more than 2500 species of mosquitoes in the world and about 150 of those live in the United States.  Carriers of diseases, mosquitoes have killed more people in history than all wars combined yet 99% of all mosquito problems are associated with just 10 species. Key fact: Mosquitoes MUST have water in order … Continue reading »

Jun
07

‘Must Have’ Travel Items

Summer is vacation time and that means TRAVEL! Hooray!  Whether you travel by car, by plane, by horse or on foot, there are certain items you should always have with you.  Below is a list of Must-Haves for travel to make sure your vacation experience is great! First Aid Kit- This seems like an obvious … Continue reading »

Jun
06

Gardening Pests – How to Control Them Safely and Completely

  Gardening is great!  I love to garden and find it incredibly rewarding.  My personal favorite is pruning but there are plenty of enjoyable aspects that produce the same result – great satisfaction!   Regardless of your favorite gardening activity, you have to admit one of the issues facing the gardening world is pests.  Discussing pests … Continue reading »

Jun
05

Help! We’ve Got Fleas!

Imagine going out of town on a fun, relaxing vacation only to come back to thousands of hungry fleas living in your home? It is not uncommon because in as little as 30 days, only 10 healthy fleas can multiply to more than a quarter of a million fleas at different life stages. Scary! Your … Continue reading »

Jun
05

Fleas 101

Fleas are external parasites of mammals – especially dogs and humans. Gross. They have specialized body parts including straw-like mouths designed to suck blood and an extreme ability to leap more than 200 times their body size in order to jump on or off their host. Flea control is a huge issue for many as … Continue reading »