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.
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:
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
Ticks 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.
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.
Your 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.
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.
The 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:
A 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:
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
Bugs are a constant issue here in Florida due to our warm, sunny, and moist weather. It creates a perfect environment for bugs to flourish, and flourish they do! If you live in Florida, you’re almost guaranteed to make contact with one of the following at some point:
You haven’t been to Florida until you’ve seen a mosquito big enough to carry you away. Not only are these blood-suckers creepy, but they also carry bloodborne diseases that are dangerous to you and your pets. Read more
Summer lawn care here in Florida is unique and sometimes difficult. The extreme heat and periods of drought can affect even the toughest plants. What’s more, many counties, cities, towns, and even HOA’s have water restriction programs in place that you must consider when caring for your lawn. At Green Solutions Lawn Care & Pest Control, our smart lawn care plans will have your lawn luscious green all summer while conserving resources and following all regulations. If you still want to tackle it yourself, here are some of our best tips:
When pests threaten the safety and comfort of your home, professional pest control becomes an immediate necessity. There are many different forms of pest control, including biological and chemical. Depending on your home structure, family situation, and personal preferences, you may choose one over the other for ongoing pest management.
Chemical pest control uses man-made chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides to eliminate, kill, and prevent pest infestations in and around your home. This is a relatively inexpensive method of pest control that needs to be reapplied seasonally for best results. Read more
Cockroaches are some of the most hated pests by homeowners. Just the word “cockroaches” inspires most people to squirm. Unfortunately, cockroaches aren’t just unappealing; they pose major allergy and asthma risks due to their saliva, droppings, and skin shedding. Here’s what you need to know about cockroaches and the best way to eliminate them from your home permanently.
Cockroaches are resourceful insects that search for warm, dry habitats by sneaking into your home. Light fixtures, picture frames, sewer drains, cabinets, and dark crevices are their favorite places to hide. They contaminate any food that they come in contact with, which makes it all the more pressing to call a pest control company as soon as you spot a cockroach scuttling across the floor. Read more