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How Birdwatching Can Combat Spotted Lanternfly

Pennsylvania is now officially under siege from Spotted Lanternfly! This insect is highly destructive, and one of the biggest problems in controlling them is that they have no known predators here in the United State. Penn State is taking measures to change that by studying the habits of local birds, and they need help from…

October 2, 2020
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How to Deter Mosquitoes in Fall

As the seasons change from the long, lazy days of summer to the hustle and bustle of busy autumn activities, we tend to stop thinking about biting insects. However, diseases from mosquitoes and other blood-sucking bugs are still rampant! Read on to learn what you can do to keep mosquitoes away from your property this…

September 11, 2020
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Can You Catch COVID-19 from Mosquitoes and Ticks?

Experts are still learning about Covid-19, and it seems like new information and guidelines are shared daily! Many are worried about what can spread the illness. There’s been a lot of talk about water droplets, coughing, shared spaces, social distancing, and more; but what about biting insects, like mosquitoes and ticks? Can they spread the…

August 27, 2020
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What Leaf Color Tells Us About Tree Problems

August is a time to enjoy the final lazy days of summer before the busy days of fall are here. While you’re relaxing in the yard, this is a great time to take inventory of your trees and look for any possible health issues. One common concern we often hear from homeowners is unusual tree…

August 21, 2020
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How to Control Japanese Beetles

Japanese Beetles are pretty, but they are incredibly damaging to your plants! Some trees and shrubs are attacked year after year, which can be very frustrating for homeowners. Read on to learn how you can fight back against this beetle with some help from Giroud!

July 17, 2020
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Why You Need to Schedule Your Spotted Lanternfly Treatments Now!

If you haven’t seen Spotted Lanternfly Nymphs on your property yet, take a closer look! Our office has been swamped with phone calls about controlling these nasty pests. While we anticipated a population explosion this year, the reality is even worse than expected! Read on to learn why you need to schedule your Spotted Lanternfly…

July 1, 2020
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How to Keep Kids Safe from Mosquitoes and Ticks this Summer

It’s 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. Wait! They’re protected from the blazing sun rays, but did you make sure they’re…

June 2, 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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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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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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