The lawn care industry has changed since Jim Zylstra, founder and owner of Tuff Turf Molebusters, started caring for yards in 1985. Since founding Tuff Turf in 1993, Zylstra has kept pace with technology while protecting the environment with eco-friendly, EPA-tested granular fertilizers and pesticides. Today, he custom-builds riding fertilizer machines, replacing them every other year with more advanced models, and customizes his fleet of trucks so that each is suited for a specific service. Tuff Turf’s staff of eight full-time technicians—which includes two full-time mole specialists and one gas technician—offer a full range of turf-protecting services such as lawn care, animal and insect control, and tree and shrub fertilization. Tuff Turf demonstrates a commitment to safety and sustainability by cultivating associations with GreenCare for Troops and the Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association.
The technicians at Medich Pest Control draw on 30 years of experience when ridding homes and businesses of pests, which means they've seen their share of ants, mice, bees, and spiders. Their years of experience also mean they know the best way to eliminate pests. Their pest-control approach varies with the seasons and includes tactics such as laying out bait, applying repellent, and wiping away webs.
When a widespread skunk infestation effecting Chicago suburbs made national headlines, media outlets such as USA Today, NPR, the Chicago Sun-Times, and WLS 890AM with John and Lauren hailed ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention as the front lines of humane defense. Since its founding by university-trained naturalist Garon Fyffe in 1976, the team of animal experts has deftly removed unwanted animals, pests, and birds from homes and businesses. Each of the 35 state-licensed wildlife control experts employs humane processes to sniff out pest problems and solve the underlying issues, such as gaps in the foundation, tree limbs offering easy roof access, or handbills lying around offering employment in return for cheese.
Believers that exercise is easier and more fun when bolstered by support and accountability, instructors at Lincoln Park's friendly Studio Fit Chicago helm a variety of group classes for women, tailoring them to meet the unique needs of the female physique. The diverse team leads a range of sessions, from Cardio Kick—a kickboxing class in which ladies don weighted gloves for a cardio workout—to Yoga Sculpt, which fuses basic yoga poses with resistance exercises designed to increase endurance, flexibility, and strength. The teachers keep classes accessible to all fitness levels, making certain modifications for beginners, such as replacing the downward dog with just bending down gently to pet an actual dog.
The licensed, bonded, and insured professionals from A Safe Haven Pest Control eliminate unwanted visitors such as ants, cockroaches, and mice in buildings all across the city. To rid homes and apartment complexes of pesky bed bugs, they wield chemical-free thermal remediation, which eradicates the pests with heat. They can also unearth causes of pest problems to stop the infestation at its source. To prevent pest problems altogether or prevent recurrences, they offer monthly and yearly maintenance plans.