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.
With humble beginnings in 1924, Ace Hardware now comprises 4,600 stores in all 50 states and in more than 70 countries, guiding everyone from seasoned do-it-yourselfers to novices through its massive inventory. Enlist the aid of a knowledgeable pro while sifting through tools, lawn and garden supplies, electrical equipment, and outdoor-living accessories that simplify the hosting of backyard barbecues and the hanging of Christmas lights on zoo animals. Holiday accessories such as 100-count lights ($9.99) and portable fireplaces ($29.99) aid and imbue celebrations with seasonal spirit. During any time of year, a hatchet ($18.49–$36.99) helps forest visionaries see the wood for the trees, and a second mailbox ($13.99–$84.99) doubles the amount of fan mail homeowners can expect to receive.
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.
Healthy Home Termite and Pest Control is a family-owned-and-operated business that has received five stars from the local Kudzu business reviewers. Blast away pesky pests with the help of professional debuggers, all of whom are certified with degrees from University of Georgia's Structural Pest Control Training Center. You can also choose to follow up with quarterly treatments for $80 per visit.