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Pests You Should Know About in Florida During Winter

February 20th, 2022

PestsFloridians are no strangers to a wide variety of pests that love our subtropical climate, plentiful rainfall, and endless food supply. While you may believe that every creature has a place, even pests, you probably also think that place should be outside. So, if you notice pests in your home during the winter months, it’s crucial to contact a professional and reputable pest control company immediately to get ahead of the problem before it becomes a crisis.

  • Ticks

People mostly think of checking for ticks during the warmer months, but here in sunny Florida, ticks can bite and spread disease all year long. Always diligently check yourself, children, and pets after visiting areas where ticks are likely to be, such as wooded areas. Read more

When Cold Weather Damages Your St. Augustine Lawn

February 10th, 2022

When Cold Weather Damages Your St. Augustine Lawn

St. Augustine is one of Florida’s most well-known, hardy grass varieties. Named for Florida’s oldest city, St. Augustine thrives here in our hot and humid climate.

Since St. Augustine is a warm-weather grass variety, it does not enjoy prolonged cold temperatures. When the temperature drops down close to freezing, St. Augustine grass responds by going dormant.

What is Dormant Grass?

Dormant grass is simply grass that is stressed due to some external cause, in this case, cold weather. When grass is stressed, it goes into resource conservation mode by focusing all of its energy on the roots. This causes the blades to turn brown and dry out, giving the appearance that the grass is dead. But, no worries! Dormant grass will bounce back pretty quickly once the weather warms back up. If the cold weather hangs around long enough though,  the grass could be permanently damaged or killed. Most grasses, including St. Augustine, can withstand going dormant for about a month before permanent damage sets in. Read more

Common Lawn Diseases in Florida

January 20th, 2022

Common Lawn DiseasesCommon Lawn Diseases

To maintain the maximum aesthetic and health of your lawn, it’s important to know what lawn diseases most commonly affect us here in sunny Tampa Bay. Early identification of problems can be the difference between a minor fix and needing a new lawn entirely. Below, we briefly discuss three of the most common lawn diseases that affect Florida lawns:

Brown Patch Fungus

Moderate heat paired with high moisture levels can lead to this common Florida lawn disease. Look out for yellowing grass that spreads in a circular pattern, often with a darker colored ring surrounding the circles. Brown patch fungus is easy to remedy if caught early by applying fungicide, limiting nitrogen, and reducing moisture in the area. Read more

The Importance of Pest Control

January 10th, 2022

Pest ControlThe best time to think about pest control is before an infestation ever occurs. The damage that a pest infestation can wreak on your home, and health, can be extensive. Establishing and maintaining a regular and effective pest control solution for your properties is essential because:

Pests will damage your home

There are many pests that can infest and damage your home’s structure and systems, but two specifically come to mind: termites and rodents.

Termites eat away at the wooden framework of your property, causing devastating damage that can cost tens of thousands of dollars to repair. Not to mention the cost of eliminating the infestation, and the possible reduction in your property value if the building is a total loss. Read more

How & When to Overseed Your Lawn

December 20th, 2021

OverseedYour lawn is one of your property’s most valuable assets. A well-maintained lawn doesn’t just increase your home’s curb appeal… it can even give your home’s monetary value a boost! It’s no wonder so many homeowners spend time and money ensuring their lawn is in perfect condition.

So, when brown patches start to pop up, or the lawn begins to look thin and scarce, panic may start to set in. However, there are ways to restore your lawn’s luster without replacing or reseeding the entire thing. Read more

How to Stop Pests From Seeking Shelter in Your Home This Winter

December 10th, 2021

Stop Pests From Seeking Shelter in Your HomeStop Pests From Seeking Shelter in Your Home

When the temperature begins to drop, it seems like everyone and everything spends more time inside… pests included. Winter will send bugs and insects that typically enjoy the outdoors running for warmer spaces, often inside of your home. This is why it’s so important to take these preventative measures to keep pests out of your home before the colder weather sets in: Read more

What You Need to Know About Termites

November 20th, 2021

 

Termites

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

Why Is There an Increase of Spiders in the Fall?Why Is There an Increase of Spiders in the Fall?

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

Fall Lawn Maintenance in FloridaTips for Fall Lawn Maintenance in Florida

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.

 

Fall Lawn Maintenance Tip #1: 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

The Most Common Fall PestsThe Most Common Fall Pests

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:

 

  • Fall Pests #1: 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