Ace Hardware's project people assist and advise on a gamut-running range of home- and garden-oriented endeavors. The 20-pound propane-tank refill will pump up a deflated cylinder with the energy to grill juicy burgers, cook corn on the cob, or blaze a flame that can be used as a nightlight for adults locked out of their own houses. Like a roaring campfire or a solar panel, the propane-tank refill can also be used for outdoor heating.
Watching the grass grow may be a boring endeavor, but the team at Weed Man Lawn Care knows that it’s a whole lot better than watching the grass fade away. With this in mind, the crewmembers combat the broadleaf weeds that crowd grass out as well as the grubs and pests that gnaw at its roots. Aeration services supplement weed control, helping grass and its roots absorb oxygen, water, nutrients, and compliments from admiring mailmen.
On Target Pest Control’s team of exterminators is helmed by an industry veteran whose past experience includes solving the bug problems at the New York Stock Exchange, Rockefeller Center, and The Waldorf Astoria hotel. He lends his big-city expertise to homeowners for work on a domestic level as his technicians deploy patented EcoSmart botanical products in their quest to rid their clients’ abodes of such unwanted pests as ants, spiders, and cockroaches, and using eco-friendly methods for removing larger vermin such a mice and other rodents. The team uproots infestations by first investigating the sources of a home’s pest problem and locating entry points, which can include pipes, the chimney, or the ant farm in someone’s briefcase. For infestations that also require the removal of fine debris, they then use a vacuum system with HEPA filters to make the removal complete.
To put an end to the backyard's needle-nosed scourge, Tuxedo Mosquito Control’s technicians spritz properties with a pesticide derived from crushed chrysanthemum flowers, so that the dusting is only deadly to winged hemoglobin hunters and not kids, pets, or snowmen that stubbornly refuse to melt. Along with deterring mosquitoes for up to four weeks, the spray ousts more than 130 other types of irritating insects—leaving properties slap-free for barbecues, pool parties, and tiki-torch-wielding peasant mobs.