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What You Need to Know About Termites

November 20th, 2021

 

Everyone has heard how devastating termites can be to the structure of a building, but what else do you know about these little destroyers? Most people can’t even identify a termite when they see one, making it very difficult to recognize an infestation early enough to prevent costly damage.

When you use a professional termite extermination company like Green Solutions, you’ll get the most advanced termite protection on the market. We monitor our termite bait stations at least quarterly and take care of all of the hassles for you, so you can just relax in your comfortable, termite-free home. Read more

Why Is There an Increase of Spiders in the Fall?

November 10th, 2021

The leaves are turning beautiful shades of red and orange, the temperature is slowly dropping, and there’s the scent of bonfires and pumpkin spice in the air. This can only mean one thing: fall is finally here!

But, this also means that all of the pesky little insects that come along with fall are here too, including spiders. Every year, we get numerous calls from people desiring pest control for spiders as the weather cools. If you’ve ever wondered why spiders seem to pop up everywhere in the fall, we’ve got the answers for you. Read more

Tips for Fall Lawn Maintenance in Florida

October 20th, 2021

Lawns in Florida can be particularly difficult to maintain due to our extreme heat, high humidity, and extended growing season. Fall lawn care programs for most places don’t cut it here since we don’t have the drop in temperatures that happen farther north. To keep your lawn looking great during the autumn months, follow this fall lawn care guide made especially for your Florida lawn.

 

Fertilization

Florida’s brutally hot summers can leave your lawn looking dull, so replenish nutrients in early autumn to prevent browning. Luckily, fertilizer restrictions often ease up in the fall. Use a nitrogen-rich fertilizer made for southern lawns as autumn begins for best results. You can also find a fertilizer that does triple duty as a pesticide and selective herbicide.

 

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The Most Common Fall Pests in Florida

October 10th, 2021

While areas farther north may get a break from insects and pests during fall and winter freezes, Florida's year-round warm, humid weather makes it a desirable home for all things creepy and crawly. However, the types of pests that are prominent during autumn are different from the heat-loving pests of summer. These are the most common pests you will find here in Tampa Bay during the fall:

 

  • Rodents

 

Rats, squirrels, and other rodents may love to frolic in the summer sun, but when the weather cools off, they quickly start trying to find a warm area indoors to nest down for the winter. Keeping your home free from cracks and other openings to the outside is crucial to avoid a rodent infestation. Take special care to insulate and seal your attics and crawl spaces well. If you start noticing signs of a rodent infestation, call a qualified pest control company immediately. Read more

The Benefits of Organic Pest Control

September 20th, 2021

Organic is a buzzword that’s been the subject of much scrutiny lately. Everything is marketed as organic these days, from our food to our skincare products and even our clothes! 

Many people like the idea of products that are cleaner, safer, and not saturated with carcinogenic chemicals. We’ve seen the benefits a clean, organic diet can have on the body. Now, it’s time to see what an organic pest control program can do for your home.

Organic pest control simply implies using naturally derived methods to eliminate existing insects and prevent their return. Common ingredients used in organic pest control products include rosemary, diatomaceous earth, and boric acid. There are many benefits of using these instead of man-made synthetic chemicals.

 

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Signs You May Have a Rat Infestation

September 10th, 2021

Not many things invoke feelings of disgust like the thought of a rat infestation. Rats can have devastating effects on your home, with much of the damage hidden away behind walls and under floors.

If you live in Tampa Bay and see any of the following signs of a rat infestation, contact Green Solutions Lawn Care & Pest Control to schedule a comprehensive inspection of your property as soon as possible:

 

  • Rat droppings

 

This is the sign that most homeowners notice first. Small, oval-shaped pellets will start showing up in cabinets, drawers, and pantries. These pellets are often accompanied by the smell of rat urine. Read more

Everything You Need To Know About Ticks

August 20th, 2021

TicksTicks are small, parasitic creatures that bite thousands of people in the United States each year. Most of those bites are annoying but harmless. Occasionally, however, a tick bite can lead to a deadly infection or disease. Refer to this quick guide for everything you need to know about tick bites and how to deal with them. To take ticks out of the equation altogether, ask us about our flea and tick control services.

 

  • What are ticks?

Ticks are tiny, parasitic arachnids that are closely related to spiders. Ticks are usually found in areas of heavy vegetation. Ticks survive by burying their heads into their victim’s skin and sucking their blood. As a tick sucks up the blood, it grows in size. Once a tick reaches full capacity, it will detach itself from the host.

 

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How to Tell If Your Lawn is Unhealthy

August 10th, 2021

Lawn is UnhealthyYour lawn is your home’s calling card, so you always want it to look its best. Lawn problems left unremedied can spread quickly and leave you with brown, dry, and unattractive curb appeal. Learn the signs of an unhealthy lawn so you can get ahead of any issues as soon as they start.

 

  • Brown, dull color

Healthy grass should be vibrantly colored, with a rich bluish-green hue. A change in color of your grass is the first sign of many lawn issues, including too much sun exposure, inadequate watering, lawn diseases, or pest infiltration. If you notice the sheen on your lawn giving way to brown, dead spots, identify the problem immediately. Action is critical before it takes over your entire lawn.

 

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What You Need to Know About Mosquito Season in Florida

July 20th, 2021

Mosquito Season in FloridaThe most important thing to know about mosquito season in Florida is that it never ends! Temperatures here stay warm enough, especially in central and southern Florida, that mosquitos always have the ideal conditions to thrive. In addition to temps over 50°F, mosquitos like areas with:

•  Standing water.

•  Decomposing organic matter.

•  Dark colors.

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How Often Should I Water My Lawn

July 10th, 2021

Water My LawnA well-watered lawn is a healthy lawn. Whether you are starting with bare soil or taking over caring for an already established lawn, proper watering is a critical component of all lawn care programs. There are many variables to consider when planning when and how much to water your lawn, including:

  • Type of grass

Not all grass is the same. To properly care for your lawn, you need to know what type of grass you have. Popular varieties here in Florida include: Read more