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Lawn clippings aren’t exactly considered valuable to a Columbus lawn or landscape, but the reality of the matter is that they can be extremely helpful in the growing process of your turf – and a healthy turf means its more able to fight off Columbus pests! Many people bag or rake Columbus lawn clippings instead of leaving them on the surface of the Columbus lawn for fear it will develop into a layer of thatch. However, specialists say it won’t. Instead it will break down and act as natural fertilizer for your turf. In addition, it was add nitrogen to the soil beneath your turf organically. If you are worried about the “messy” or unkempt appearance your Columbus lawn may have if you do not get rid of the grass clippings after mowing, consider purchasing a mulch mower.

If leaving them on your Columbus lawn is just too much for you to handle, try hand raking them instead of bagging them. However, don’t put them out for the garbage men to pick up. Mulch the clippings and use it to cover the ground of a landscape bed. If you have a compost pile, they will make an excellent addition and become a nutrient-rich mixture that will serve as perfect fertilizer. More importantly, you’re saving them from the garbage dump where they will only take up room that, let’s face it, we don’t exactly have for our ever-expanding collection of garbage.

Remember: a healthy Columbus lawn can still be attacked by Columbus pests, but the stronger and more full of life your Columbus lawn is, the easier it will be for Columbus pest control specialists to get the problem under control!

Pest Control: Fall Check List

by on December 27, 2019

Many people find the bi-annual daylight savings to be a time to check in on their house to make sure everything is working properly and running smoothly. They may make it a time to inspect their roofing or plumbing, but include smaller tasks such as checking smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Depending on the part of the country you live in, you may be in for a long, cold winter. Or, you could just be slightly inconvenienced by some chilly weather. Wherever you live, there are definitely some tasks you can consider when daylight savings time is once again upon us. Here are some as recommended by your Columbus pest control professionals.

The most obvious task is to check your clocks. Replace batteries in wall clocks to make sure the time doesn’t fall behind and consequently, you as well. While you’re on battery patrol, check the batteries in flashlights as well. You should have a few well-placed flashlights throughout your home in case of a loss of power, as well as in your car in case of a break down at night.

If you have an irrigation system, you may want to have that checked by lawn care professionals or do it yourself if you can. You can also check your thermostat if it’s on a timed program and make sure you’re setting it for the correct temperature, given any temperature changes you will experience due to seasonal changes.  Many people also use this time of year to check or replace their furnace filter. This is especially important because it keeps your system running as it should.

And of course, there’s always making sure Columbus pests stay outside where they belong! Call your Columbus pest control professionals to see what needs to be done before winter sets in!

Pest Control Tip: Bee Awareness

December 13, 2019

As a population, we are not very fond of bees. They sting and buzz by our ears and chase us when we have something sweet or fragrant in our possession. Many people are even severely allergic to bees, which if the allergy is severe enough, can be potentially fatal. So with that stated, it is [...]

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Fend off grass seed feeders

June 21, 2013

Trying to grow grass can be the bane of anyone’s existence as pest control experts all know firsthand. You find yourself putting more effort into your Columbus lawn than some people put in at the gym, so darn it! You want results! But after weeks of strategically placing grass seed throughout your yard, you might [...]

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Natural Methods to Eliminate Lice from Hair

June 7, 2013

Lice. It’s enough to make anyone’s skin crawl. Despite the stigma, lice are actually attracted to clean and oft-washed hair, so don’t feel like it’s a hygiene issue if you or your child happens to become infested. There are ways to prevent lice, but if it’s too late and you don’t want to subject yourself [...]

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Prevention and Elimination of Slugs and Snails

May 24, 2013

Anyone who has ever had a garden probably knows that seeing a slug or snail is cause for much more worry than just the general icky-ness they present. These slimy insects can wreak havoc on a garden, especially those gardens that include fruit plants or trees, which slugs and snails seem to prefer. Since slugs [...]

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Pest Control: All you ever wanted to know about slugs and snails

April 26, 2013

Although snails and slugs look harmless enough (just kind of gross and slimy, maybe), they are actually quite destructive to domestic and commercial gardens. They can cause so much damage that it is best to have an effective Columbus pest control regimen in place to stop the damage before it begins. First you should know [...]

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Pest Control Tip: De-Grub Your Lawn

April 12, 2013

Think grubs are something that happens in other people’s back yards? Think again! Pest control experts estimate that grubs cause more than $ 234 million in damage annually. And those are just the people who actually do something about it. So what are grubs? Most people are familiar with Japanese beetles. These insects are serious [...]

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Get your home ready against pests in any season

March 29, 2013

Each season brings new pests. Some are a threat all year long while others tend to see our homes as protection during inclement weather. Whichever season is approaching, there are step you can and should take at the advent of every season to make sure your home will not be susceptible to pest infestations. Here [...]

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Pest control Tip: Beware of mites!

March 15, 2013

Anytime we spend any appreciable amount of time outdoors, we should be aware of the possibility of bringing home a few new friends with us, including mites. However, the great outdoors isn’t the only place we encounter mites, say Columbus pest control experts. These microscopic bugs can be found literally everywhere. These insects have small [...]

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