Since 1936, the exterminators at Capitol Pest have proven their expertise to customers time and time again. But partial credit for their success must go to Dr. Russell Travers, the on-staff entomologist (insect expert) who chimes in when particularly tricky pest infestations threaten homes. Many pests are easy enough to treat without his help, though, such as common ants, ticks, stinkbugs, and termites. Some treatments, such as termite baiting use eco-friendly techniques?in this case, a lethal but EPA-approved termite bait set in soil around the home and inside its structure that spreads quickly throughout the entire colony.
Bed bugs, on the other hand, quickly succumb to an insecticide that reaches inside every mattress and piece of furniture, making it impossible for the blood suckers to get a good night's sleep. A similar fate awaits rats and mice when the exterminators employ their anti-rodent program, setting traps and baits where rodents are active within the home and providing a thorough inspection for rodent entry points. After an estimate is provided, the staff is capable of sealing any necessary areas, be it, screening a vent, installing door sweeps, or replacing bricks, wood trim, or using concrete.
Lawn Doctor's roots lead back to the mid 1960s, when friends Bob Magda and Tony Giordano took on the endeavor of reviving uncared-for lawns in their hometown of Matawan, New Jersey. Their local business has since blossomed into a national franchise with more than 400 locations across the United States, each adhering to the mission of enhancing lawns' allure with time-tested techniques, dedicated customer service, and dabs of foundation makeup.
Before Lawn Doctor's assiduous staffers unleash expertise on swards, they arrive at the client's home for a complimentary consultation to gauge each lawn's specific needs. Grass gurus can thicken turf with their patented Turf Tamer power seeder and foster healthy growth for grass, trees, and shrubs with fertilizer. Uninvited lawn assailants?such as grubs, ants, and grazing neighbors?shudder at the sight of Lawn Doctor's pest-control experts. The company also helps to preserve Mother Nature's receding hairline with organic lawn treatments and natural, eco-friendly products.
When Irving and Shirley Brussell founded Brussell Exterminating Services in 1947, they began doing what no one else wanted to: ridding homes of all unwanted pests. Today, the company's licensed team of exterminators continue to handle infestations of unwanted critters ranging from termites and ants to mice and house guests overstaying their welcome. The outfit calls its approach Integrated Pest Management—a holistic approach to helping households solve their pest problems, instead of spot treatments that don't address the source of the larger problem. This big-picture approach includes both biological intervention—such as growth regulators or parasites—as well as traps and changes in household habits, such as sanitation.