Outdoor parties, weddings, and Slip-'N-Slide-athons are the bread pudding and butter beans of summer, but a sunny game of badminton can turn bloody when a swarm of mosquitoes shows up uninvited. Mosquito Squad uses a specially formulated fog to kill adult mosquitoes on contact, as well as killing mosquitoes that land on greenery afterward. Spraying sessions last roughly 15 minutes, and people and pets can return to the treated areas just 30 minutes after the fogging—which effectively reduces the mosquito population in that area by about 90–95%. Mosquitoes are thereby banned from the premises for 21 days, after which you will need to bring on the fog again should you wish to remain unbitten. Alternatively, you can choose an all-natural solution that repels insects by offending their delicate scent palates. Humans detect a mild odor from this treatment that fades after two hours but can be purchased as a bottled fragrance by those who miss it. The synthetic-free repellent is biodegradable and lasts 14 days.
Weed Man Lawn Care Raleigh, NC turns ordinary lawns into lush outdoor paradises. For the past 40 years, the team's weeded unwanted plants, nourished plants and grass with fertilizers, and aerated lawns to inject a burst of oxygen, a more effective method than lying on the lawn and puffing on each individual grass blade. The technicians keep an eye on the health of yards, recommending treatments such as crabgrass and grub control. And before beginning a new service, the soil's pH is tested, so that the most effective blend of nutrients can be applied.
At each locally owned Weed Man outpost, professionally trained and certified landscapers bring decades of lawn-care experience to their weed-control, fertilizing, and aeration services. They strive to keep lawns green and healthy by using an exclusive, 65% slow-release granular fertilizer, performing regular seeding, and doing regular pest management to combat insects, weeds, and disease.
Lawn Doctor's roots lead back to the mid 1960s, when friends Bob Magda and Tony Giordano took on the endeavor of reviving uncared-for lawns in their hometown of Matawan, New Jersey. Their local business has since blossomed into a national franchise with more than 400 locations across the United States, each adhering to the mission of enhancing lawns' allure with time-tested techniques, dedicated customer service, and dabs of foundation makeup.
Before Lawn Doctor's assiduous staffers unleash expertise on swards, they arrive at the client's home for a complimentary consultation to gauge each lawn's specific needs. Grass gurus can thicken turf with their patented Turf Tamer power seeder and foster healthy growth for grass, trees, and shrubs with fertilizer. Uninvited lawn assailants shudder at the sight of Lawn Doctor's pest-control experts. These experts utilize Yard Armour to reduce the number of tiny, biting invaders like mosquitos, and the likelihood that they will occupy a home. Lawn Doctors can also implement strategies for controlling burrowing pests such as fire ants, grubs, and other pests. The company helps to preserve Mother Nature's receding hairline with organic lawn treatments and natural, eco-friendly products.
There are thousands of different pests that can plague a home, but ants remain one of the most common in the United States. Here are a few of the more common squatters.
Carpenter Ants: One of the largest ant species, these red or black pests can be found throughout the US, most commonly in the north. Their name comes from the way they excavate wood to build their nests. Though they don't eat the wood like termites do—just deposit the debris outside their nest—the tunnels they bore can weaken the structural integrity of a home over time.
Odorous Ants: These are small dark brown or black ants that, when smashed, give off a smell akin to rotten coconut. Foraging night and day, this species moves its nest regularly according to rain conditions. Inside, they live near moisture sources, such as in wall cavities near hot-water pipes or beneath leaky fixtures and water-gun cabinets.
Acrobat Ants: So named because of their tendency to raise their head over their abdomen when threatened, these ants often nest in areas already cleared out by termites or carpenter ants. They can pose a risk to homes since they sometimes strip the insulation from electrical or telephone wires.
Argentine Ants: Dark brown to black in color, these ants are often found in the southeast. Wherever they build their nests—under boards or stones, beneath plants, or alongside sidewalks—their well-defined foraging trails serve as a telltale sign of infestation.
Fire Ants: Since it first appeared in the US in the 1930s, the fire ant has plagued humans and animals alike with its painful bites and stings. Found throughout the south, fire ants favor warm, sunny conditions, so they actually tend to avoid shaded areas when building their large, irregularly shaped mounds.
The Mosquito Man exiles pesky mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas from yards to maximize relaxation outside. A specialist dons a backpack fogging system and unleashes a torrent of spray on at-risk areas, which will exterminate adult 'skeeters upon impact over the course of 20–40 minutes. After a 30-minute dry time and a 5-minute eulogy, the yard is once again frolic ready for pets, children, and guests without lingering hints of odor or residue. The treatment lasts for 21 days with a guarantee, ensuring biting bugs stay away from outside functions, backyard soirees, and grass-eating contests.