Owner and general manager of Baltic Security Systems, LLC, John Bielkus personally supervises every security job his company handles, from estimate to installation. John and his team of technicians help safeguard domiciles and businesses with security systems, burglar alarms, fire alarms, and access-control systems. The tech-savvy security packages ward off all manner of intruders with such features as motion detectors, flood-detection systems, and sirens that sound loudly at approaching malevolent or friendly ghosts. Homeowners can keep an eye on their property 24/7 via high-definition and ultra-high-resolution camera surveillance systems equipped with Internet and smartphone integration.
The landscaping pros at each local Weed Man outfit offer services that range from environmentally conscious fertilizing and weed control to aeration and pest management. Technicians create safe, healthy lawns and gardens that increase the home's curb appeal and invite regular enjoyment, whether by the family enjoying an outdoor barbecue or friends interrogating the lawn to find out where it hid the neighbor's shrunken kids. Before prescribing any treatment, however, the team inspects the grounds to tailor a unique lawn care program, which might include regular seeding, a proprietary 65% slow-release granular fertilizer, or preventive treatment of weeds and outdoor pests.
Dragonfly Mosquito Control bans mosquitoes from yards with mists of naturally based pyrethrin spritzed by automatic outdoor mosquito-control systems or sprayed by workers to form a barrier around yards. Both methods work well to keep yards free from mosquitoes for summer evenings spent grilling out or playing freeze-tag with the shrubs. Hosts and hostesses can also request one-time sprays before a big outdoor event, such as a wedding or outdoor party. Likewise, commercial services help business owners keep their outdoor dining spaces, tennis courts, or driving ranges bite-free.
Storage Pros Self Storage squirrels away customers' stuff in well-lit, fenced, and secure storage units. Rent a 5'x5' unit ($35–$75 depending on amenities and location) to stow away lumberjack costumes and papier-mâché blue oxen, or snag a 10'x20' nonclimate-controlled space for one month ($155–$201) to store 1 million Paul Bunyan Day flyers. Multiple locations offer storage spaces up to 400 square feet, and the Fairhaven facility has enough square footage to house a life-size replica of Shamu. Prices and availability can vary, so prospective packers should call ahead for details.