Anti-pest technicians at Nature's Own Pest & Lawn Services want to have it all. In addition to upholding a commitment to sustainable practices, they refuse to sacrifice effectiveness or long-lasting results. And after years of fighting pests in Texas, they're all too familiar with the local pests. For each operation, they perform a thorough inspection of the home's interior or exterior, and then take hold of their environmentally friendly gear, plus a few organic pesticides and baits. Whether the team is treating a sprawling yard for mosquitos, setting up pet-friendly traps to ward off squirrels but not Fido, or removing small bed bugs from a mattress, it aims to select a solution that will yield long-term results. They also tend lawns with weed control techniques that quell intruding shrubs and nutrient-rich fertilizers that help grass blades grow into strong, sharp grasshopper swords.
Corey Brooks and David Miller, both owners of their own pest-control companies for more than 15 years, decided to team up to form Texpert Pest & Termite Control to better serve their customers with their combined efforts and knowledge. During appointments, the pest-fighting technicians carefully inspect homes for signs of infestation before treating any problem areas for termites and other pests. They also fend off mosquito swarms and tenacious paparazzi with exterior treatments that last for up to one month.
A charter member of the MLS, the San Jose Earthquakes played their first four seasons as the Clash before claiming the MLS Cup in 2001 and 2003. Though the team moved to Houston in '05, the franchise was reinstated in '08, bringing professional soccer back to the Bay Area. Buck Shaw Stadium serves as the team's current home, though a new stadium will shoot skyward in 2014, complete with luxury suites for fans and exhausted referees alike.
Beyond Paradise Nursery spreads scores of succulents, shrubs, flowers, palm trees, and other seasonal plants across its spacious 3-acre facility. Homeowners can fill empty spaces with long-lasting blooms such as 3-gallon Double Knock Out roses ($20), or let the colorful petals of a 3-gallon loropetalum ($16) cheer up a lonely lawn ornament. Encore azaleas ($25 for a 3-gal.) turn their vibrant faces toward driveways and porches; the blossoms of Little John bottlebrushes ($20 for a 3-gal.) blow in the breeze like miniature pom-poms. During the holiday season, a variety of poinsettias will also be available.
With thousands of frame and mat samples, The Great Frame Up can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (most diplomas can be framed for around $100–$200), personalized jerseys glisten (most for less than $300), and dorm-room movie posters sparkle (many 24" x 36" pieces are less than $100). The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoebox photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts. The Great Frame Up’s no-hassle guarantee and assurance that all work is done on-site means your frameables won't be subject to mistreatment at underground commercial framing facilities.