Mosquito Squad's crew of exterminators deploys EPA-approved mist to eliminate infestations of ticks and mosquitoes, making yards a more comfortable while staunching the spread of diseases such as West Nile virus. The team's hallmark service, its barrier spray, erects an invisible wall against intrusion by these creepy crawlers for up to 21 days at a time. A more permanent solution can be found in the misting systems, which spray the grounds at regular intervals. Regardless of the service rendered, the team backs its handiwork with a 100% guarantee.
Gangs of ottomans and mattresses populate Atlantic Bedding and Furniture, whose continually changing designs from Coaster, Forbidden City, Harden, Sealy, Old Town Imports, and other top brands help customers capture the furniture species of their choice sans long waiting periods. Treat hard-working eye awnings to a decadent break with a solid hardwood Leonardo bed ($347–$516), backed by a strong, modern headboard the color of morning espresso but the flavor of tufted upholstery. Taking home a Davenport nightstand ($125) means never having to precariously perch glasses or bequeathed dentures on thin windowsills.
The conscientious housecleaners at Great Expectations Cleaning Service make their clients’ schedules top priority, sending out courtesy calls before arriving promptly at homes. Once they’ve ferreted out the lay of the domestic land, they un-bag a slew of green cleaning supplies to scour living spaces from top to bottom. With their phalanx of earth-friendly cleaning products, they sleuth out dirt hiding in every nook, cranny, and dust-bunny safe deposit box, polishing everything from the tops of ceiling fans to the floorboards.
Georgetown Smokehouse slow cooks its menu of Southern-style barbecue, pairing smoky meats and hand-formed burgers with homey sides. Beneath a painted vignette of a pastoral farm, patrons strip the succulent meat from racks of ribs, slice into slabs of beef brisket, and finger-paint napkins with the remnants of saucy wings. Every entree is accompanied by freshly prepared sides such as collard greens, macaroni and cheese, or coleslaw.
The laid-back and fun cooking classes at Kitchens on the Square utilize the latest gadgets on the market to make cooking easier and give intimate groups of eight the opportunity to watch and learn how to prepare a traditional Southern meal. The culinarian leads the 90-minute cooking demonstration, walking pupils step by step through the preparation of Southern fare more authentic than cornbread baked by Tennessee Williams. The current menu parades bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin and adventurous culinary marriages such as carrot-cake Twinkies. Future menus will star creamy mac 'n' cheese alongside diminutive cornbread bundts. At the end of each class, attendees feast on their creations, leaving with a full belly, copies of all the recipes, and a newfound confidence during the cooking portion of rap battles.