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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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5 Ways to Boost Your Mood in Your Own Backyard

We’re all looking for some stress relief, and it can be daunting when we are stuck at home. You may feel like a trapped animal with no hope for escape. But spring is here.  Thankfully,  we can count ourselves lucky that the weather allows us to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine…

April 16, 2020
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Favorite Spots where Ticks Hide in Your Yard
Spring is when everything begins to wake up, including ticks.  Whether you’re out doing yardwork or just having fun in the yard, it’s time to take precautions to protect your family and pets from these nasty pests. Types of Ticks in PA While some bugs are just annoying, ticks carry a variety of diseases that...
April 10, 2020
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Flowering Trees: The Nature Show You Can’t See on Netflix

Have you noticed that nature is putting on a show for us right now? Some of our favorite flowering trees are coming alive with beautiful blooms! Here’s how to care for these spectacular trees.

April 9, 2020
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Why Emerald Ash Borer is an Insect You Can’t Afford to Ignore

For the last 17 years, the U.S. has been battling the Emerald Ash Borer. These shiny green beetles have decimated millions of Ash Trees across the country! If you’re a homeowner with an Ash Tree on your property, you need to have your tree inspected now or you may pay a hefty price later! Read…

April 3, 2020
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How Giroud Is Working Safely During Covid-19
What Giroud's New Safety Protocols Mean to You Giroud is open. PA Governor Tom Wolf has given Giroud a special exemption to continue our services by maintaining property health and safety and keeping destructive pests and diseases under control. Under his exemption, we have set up additional safety protocols to protect you, our customer, and...
April 1, 2020
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Staying Home? Spring Projects You Can Do Now

Is the stay at home quarantine making you want to climb the walls?  Why not use this time to give your property some TLC?  We’ve compiled a list of spring projects to add excitement to your day while improving your house and yard!  Plus, since the kids are home, too, we’ve included spring home projects…

April 1, 2020
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Spotted Lanternfly Egg Hunt Activity for Kids!

Spotted Lanternfly are beautiful but destructive insects that have invaded Pennsylvania. The good news is kids can help get rid of Spotted Lanternfly! Read on to learn why these are bad bugs, and what you need to know to go on your own Spotted Lanternfly Egg Hunt!

March 19, 2020
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