Category: Pest Control

Bagworms Wreak Havoc in Just One Season!

bagworm larva

It’s June and we’ve been getting calls from folks who are spotting bagworm larva in their trees, so we decided it was time to write a blog as the larva state is the most effective time to address these potential tree killers presence. As we’ve written before, the investment in… Read More»

Break the Beetle-Grub Cycle!

It happens every year – the Beetle-Grub Lifecycle.  While in the grub stage, which takes place in our region approximately August and April, they eat and weaken the root system of your grass, causing brown, dead patches in your lawn. You can’t see them, but they’re there, wreaking their havoc… Read More»

Tips for Organic Mosquito, Tick & Flea Control

mosquito control prevention Northern VA

Spring is here. The daffodils are blooming. The daytime temperatures are consistently in the 60’s and have even flirted with the 70’s. And it’s just the beginning of April! What a breath of fresh air to be able to enjoy our backyards again after a fairly snowy winter. With the… Read More»

Aphid Action Abounds

Green Peach Aphid Infestation

Our yards are a haven for our families and pets as well as a variety of wildlife.  Some of nature’s creatures, likes birds and bees, are welcome visitors.  Aphids, however, do not make the list of desirable backyard guests.  Aphids literally suck the life out of the trees and ornamentals… Read More»

Mosquito, Tick & Flea Prevention 2020

We’ve had an incredibly mild winter, which means the growing season has started earlier than usual.  In fact, January was 7 degrees above normal and February was recorded by NOAA as being 6 degrees above normal. March will likely follow suit. That means pests like mosquitoes, ticks and fleas are… Read More»

The Beetles Have Landed!

Japanese beetle

The Beetle-Grub Cycle is Officially in BEETLE Mania State! It’s late June, and right on cue, adult Japanese beetles are emerging from the ground in droves.  While in the grub stage, they ate and weakened the root system of your grass, causing brown, dead patches in your lawn. Now as… Read More»

Mosquito Control & Prevention 2019

west nile mosquito

Rain and warming temperatures are the perfect recipe for Mosquitoes to begin arriving in NOVA!  There are several environmentally respectful ways to control mosquitoes in your outdoor living space while also provide protection for you, your family and your pets from not only the annoyance, but the dangerous diseases, mosquitoes… Read More»

Fact or Myth: Cold Weather Kills Off Insects

insects winter

Warm Winters Mean More Pests in Summer, Right? Not So Fast… You’ve heard it before: A cold winter means fewer insects next summer; warm winter, be prepared for a buggy season.  Some things get stated so often and so emphatically that we take them to be truths, but is this… Read More»