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Spring Lawn Tips

Take care of your lawn during the early part of the spring. This can save you money in the long run. Avoid the common problem that comes with waiting until later in the year. If you take care of your lawn during the spring, you can avoid the costs that come with neglecting these important tasks. Spring lawn care can also help you to prepare for the autumn chores, which are also important for the overall maintenance of the lawn. These tasks will prevent pest infestations and create a pleasant outdoor environment for family and friends to enjoy. Every household will face a slightly different set of problems, so it is important to select the lawn care tips that make the most sense for your situation. The following tips can help you to understand how important it is to maintain your lawn in the spring. Expert Tips The most simple tasks...
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3 Tips for Rodent Prevention

rodent cardRodents are nuisance pests and transmit diseases to people as they invade living spaces. They chew through wires and cause electrical fires up in the attic and behind the walls. They also raid pantries and cabinets, contaminating your food when they break through boxed and bagged goods. Taking preventative measures to stop an infestation will safeguard your family and home from rodents in the future. Use These 3 Methods to Prevent Rodents Clean up your yard. Clutter and debris lure rodents to your yard. Mice and rats like to build nests inside clutter such as car parts and woodpiles. They also breed while they occupy these spaces, causing a population explosion on your property. Cleaning up the debris and maintaining your lawn will make rodents look for shelter elsewhere. Block open entryways. You might have open entryways around your home that give rodents an easy way inside. Mice and rats can...
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Lawn Maintenance Tips from Orange Environmental

MowingAt Orange Environmental Services, we understand the significance of having a gorgeous, plush lawn to enjoy. Not only is thick green grass beautiful, but it also provides a safe place for your children to play and adds to the overall value of your home. Here we provide a few basic lawn maintenance tips designed to help you achieve a beautiful lawn you can be proud to show off. Replace Your Lawnmower Blade Before the start of the new mowing season, it's always a good idea to replace the blade on your lawnmower. Mowing with a fresh and sharp blade will allow you get a smooth cut that doesn't damage your grass. It will also allow you to mow with much more precision, as it's important to refrain from cutting your grass too short to protect the future health and growing process of your lawn. Last but not least, mowing with a...
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How to Tell If You Have a Termite Infestation

Termites are one of the most dreaded challenges you might face as a property owner. Unfortunately, many people fail to notice the signs of infestations until they've reached an irreversible stage. How do termites hide their presence until it's too late, and how can you become more observant? As entomologists at Virginia Tech note, termites hide their activity underground and in other areas that people can't see. Fortunately, they also leave a few telltale signs in their wake. The Hallmarks of Termite Problems Damaged Wood Termites eat dead plant material, and in forests, they serve a vital role in the process of decomposition. Unfortunately, people also use wood and other organic substances to build many parts of their homes, making them an attractive meal for any termites in the area. When termites consume wood in your home, they might eat the inside sections of components like flooring, support beams and wall...
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3 Pests in Jacksonville to Watch Out For This Halloween Season

rodent plWhile the rest of the country is experiencing cooler temperatures this Halloween, the heat and humidity continue to bring about a wide variety of pests to Jacksonville. If you treat your home to a visit from professional pest control, though, you won't get tricked by a pest lurking in the shadows waiting for the opportunity to infest your property. With that said, here are three pests to watch out for this Halloween season in Jacksonville. Don't Let Rummaging Rodents Ruin Your Halloween Night   Mice and rats are common rodent pests that enter homes in Florida in search of food and shelter. They nibble on any kind of foods that humans eat, contaminating them with droppings, urine and hair. The most worrisome danger of these rodents is that they carry and can transmit diseases to humans, including bubonic plague and murine typhus. Warning Signs of a Rodent Infestation You spot rodent...
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Rodents in the Home: Top Hiding Places

rodents  Rodents are considered to be mammals, and they are identified by their sharp teeth. The Latin term is rodere, and this translates into gnawing. Rodents are known for their ability to gnaw into various parts of the home when searching for food. They might tear up a part of the wall in order to gain entrance into a room where they smell food, for example. Getting rid of these pests can be difficult because they are adept at hiding in obscure parts of the property. Our professional pest-control experts can answer any questions you may have about rodent control. Here are the five top places rodents may hide in the home: 1. Attics: The attic is a space just under the roof, and it is usually secluded from the rest of the home. Rats can climb into these areas without being detected quite easily. Other rodents may also appear in...
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How to Keep Mosquitoes at Bay This Summer

Mosquitoes are one of the most common pests in existence. In spite of this fact, they continue to be one of the most hated pests as well. From their irritating buzzing sound to their itchy bites, mosquitoes are one pest that no one wants around. Just what is so bad about these persistent creatures and how can you reduce the number of mosquitoes in and around your home? Here we will provide some helpful tips to keep mosquitoes away this summer. Health Dangers of Mosquitoes Mosquitoes are said to be one of the most potentially deadly creatures in existence today. This is because of the huge array of diseases and blood borne pathogens that they can carry and pass to humans when they bite us. Mosquitoes bite simply to find a source of food. They prefer to feed on human blood, but they will also bite pets such as dogs. They...
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