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How to Keep Kids Safe from Mosquitoes and Ticks this Summer

It’s just about officially summer, and that means your kiddos are ready for popsicles, water sprinklers, and outside adventures! They’ve been waiting all year for the long, hot days of summer fun, so you slather them in sunscreen and send them out the door. But Wait! They’re protected from the blazing sun rays, but did…

June 2, 2020
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Tree Pruning Keeps Yards Safe!

As we prepare for a summer with limited camp and daycare options for kids, making sure our own yards are safe is more important than ever. Your trees can pose a serious risk if they aren’t evaluated for health and safety. One Giroud employee learned that neglecting regular tree pruning almost caused costly property damage…

May 29, 2020
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Why Emerald Ash Borer Treatment Injections are Time Sensitive

Treating Ash Trees is the only way to protect them from the invasive Emerald Ash Borer Beetle. But, did you know that there are just two small windows of time each year to perform these preventative injections? Read on to learn why!

May 24, 2020
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Spotted Lanternfly: How to Get Rid of the Nymphs

The Spotted Lanternfly is a destructive insect that has invaded the Philadelphia area.  All winter long, their eggs lay waiting for the warm weather, carefully encased in a protective, hardened layer of secretion. Once they emerge as nymphs, it is time to take action! Read on to find out how to identify and combat Spotted…

May 23, 2020
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Rainy Spring Perfect for Lawn Fungus

Rainy weather is great for grass growth, but without taking proper precautions it could lead to lawn fungus! Do you know how to spot the signs of a fungal disease on your lawn?  To the untrained eye, it can be tricky to diagnose which type of fungus your lawn is suffering from.  That’s because many fungi…

May 21, 2020
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Tips for Lawn Mowing the Right Way

Does your lawn look uneven and just plain ugly in some spots? How you mow might be affecting its appearance! From how you set your mower height to how soon after the rain falls you decide to cut your grass, good mowing practices are important for keeping your lawn looking vibrant, healthy, and green all…

May 15, 2020
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Tick Tubes- Giroud’s Eco-Friendly Alternative to Tick Control!

Ticks have woken up from their winter slumber and they’re ready to start feasting and multiplying! The insect control experts at Giroud offer a wide variety of tick control options, including both organic and traditional sprays. However, some homeowners prefer no-spray options or they want to supplement their spray programs with additional control. Read on…

May 14, 2020
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Lawn Care and Dog Safety- What you need to know

If you’re a pet owner, you may have questions about whether a lawn care program is safe. Reading the ingredient list in herbicides and fertilizers can be confusing and overwhelming! We spoke with Matt Giroud, Director of Field Operations and Dog-Dad of Maya, a 7 year old rescue pup, to see what he has to…

May 8, 2020
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Hunting for Eastern Tent Caterpillars Activity for Kids!

Eastern Tent Caterpillars are fuzzy bugs that are fun to find outside. Sometimes you can see them crawling along the sidewalk or on the trunk of a tree. They’re fun to pick up and look at closely, but did you know that Eastern Tent Caterpillars can do a lot of damage to trees? Kids can…

May 1, 2020
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Giroud Crew Tackles Trees Damaged in High Winds

Over the last week, our area has experienced some intense storms with high winds. When the sudden winds gusts blew through at over 50 mph, some local homeowners suffered property damage from falling trees and large, heavy branches snapped off and crashed down. Thankfully, Giroud is always available for emergency storm damage calls. Read on…

April 16, 2020
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