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The technicians at Nature's Own Chimney Cleaning and Repair ensure that any crackling fire in the hearth is safe by specializing in the prevention, detection, and correction of chimney and venting-system hazards. They also perform pressure washing, duct care, and cleaning services, keeping houses safe and ready for the elements.

18035 W Little York Rd
Katy,
TX
US

The dedicated grass whisperers at Scapes Environmental Design spruce up front-yard foliage with a retinue of mulch-cutting mowers. Green carpets of up to 4,500 square feet are scythed once a week, kept short enough so as to not sprout unsightly dandelion colonies or swallow up immobile sunbathers. Each mowing is accompanied by an edging of grassy cuticles from sidewalks, driveways, and front curbs, the viridian debris eventually whisked away by a blower. Whether for a month or a one-time service, Scapes Environmental Design relieves homeowners from the onerous task of intimidating grass back into the netherworld, freeing up time for weekend getaways or getting to the bottom of their pet parakeet's recent sullen comments.

24656 Penny Ln
Porter,
TX
US

Late one Friday night, clients of Mayday Pest Solutions, Inc. heard a strange knocking. Having relied on Mayday for three years to route brown, recluse spiders from their garage and spray their property for rodents, they didn’t hesitate to call, despite the fact that it was 10 p.m. A technician uniformed in a white polo arrived first thing the next morning and followed the noise to discover a bewildered possum hiding inside the garage. Instead of shrugging his shoulders and referring the couple to animal control or the local pied piper, he trapped the visitor, bid adieu to the unwitting hosts, and left to re-release it into the wild.

That kind of aplomb is the result of more than a decade of experience in pest control. The family at Mayday opened its business in 1998, and since then, the business and its technicians have demonstrated a rare dedication and lack of squeamishness if the job extends beyond normal requirements. Mayday’s primary targets are winged, stinging insects such as hornets and wasps, as well as ants, small rodents, fleas, and ticks, which technicians will valiantly pursue to the edge of any property line or backyard moat.

124 Serenada Dr
Georgetown,
TX
US

When most people think of pest control, their first thought doesn't usually gravitate toward eco-friendly practices. However, at EcoShield Pest Control, a team of specialists uses innovative, earth-friendly methods to remove pests from homes and businesses. That way, not only are the bugs gone, there is no unhealthy residue around the house. The service flushes these pests out of their temporary residences, leaving homes free of ants, wasps, spiders, and cockroaches.

1800 Central Commerce Court
Round Rock,
TX
US

The team of technicians from Natran Green Pest Control descends upon infested homes armed with earth-safe products and a thirst for uprooting freeloading guests ranging from termites to mosquitoes. Upon entering a household, the technician evaluates the home for possible entry points, such as cracked baseboards and miniature revolving bookcases, before developing an action plan and treating the problem areas with pesticides that are entirely safe for pets and humans. For yards infested with mosquitoes, techs employ the company's signature fogging system, which manually fogs the yard with a special machine and keeps the lawn free of the winged pests.

1717 W 22nd St
Houston,
TX
US

Begin your fitness regimen with a consultation with a certified nutritionist to determine your body fat percentage, as well as health concerns, current lifestyle, and fitness goals. The five private training sessions ($50 apiece) can be set up with any of the seven certified personal trainers to fit around your schedule. Each session is individualized to your fitness goals, challenging you with different exercises to tone muscle, burn blubber, and waste away waistlines. This deal also includes a one-month membership to Weight Control by Shaun Eckhardt's private training facilities ($150), located in the River Oaks Shopping Center. The facility is open from 4:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, with reduced hours on Saturdays and Sundays. Call ahead to schedule training sessions.

1997 W Gray St
Houston,
TX
US