School’s out for summer, and that means your kiddos are ready for popsicles, pool parties 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 you…
Ticks have woken up from their winter slumber and they’re ready to start feasting and multiplying! Last year, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) reported that illnesses and diseases from these pesky insects have tripled in the United States in the last decade! This alarming study also highlighted new tick-borne diseases, such as Alpha-Gal syndrome. We all need to do self-checks for ticks after we’ve been outside. But there are also some great preventative steps homeowners can take to greatly reduce the tick population on their properties. 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 to learn about Giroud’s eco-friendly option for tick control!
While some bugs are just annoying, others can pose serious risks, and ticks are at the top of the list. Ticks carry a variety of diseases that can harm you, your family and your pets. But should we be worried about ticks so early in spring? YES! Read on to find out why, and to learn what actions you can take to protect your property from dangerous ticks and the illnesses they can carry.
It’s official- Spotted Lanternfly has made their way to Bucks and Montgomery Counties and the Philadelphia area. As we move into the cooler months of fall, the adult Spotted Lanternfly are dying off, but not before laying thousands of eggs which will hatch next spring. Now is the time for us to take action and destroy as many egg masses as we can. The experts at Giroud show you how to remove and destroy Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses in an instructional video below!
There’s no way around it- Insects in the summer time are inevitable! While some bugs are just annoying, others can pose serious risks, and ticks are at the top of the list. Ticks carry a variety of diseases that can harm you, your family and your pets. Fortunately, there are many actions you can take to protect your property from dangerous ticks and the illnesses they can carry.
The Spotted Lanternfly is a new pest that has invaded our area. These beautiful but nasty bugs are swarming Pennsylvania in concerning numbers. First spotted in 2014, Penn State’s Agriculture Extension has been monitoring the Spotted Lanternfly and issuing warnings about this invasive insect. They’re a problem for local farmers who are losing fruit and timber crops to the insects’ voracious appetite. However, homeowners are also seeing impacts that range from annoying to significant damage. The experts at Giroud show how to spot the Spotted Lanternfly, why they’re more than just a nuisance pest, and how you can help in the fight against these insects.
Summertime ushers in popsicles by the pool, baseball at the park and warm nights on the patio. Unfortunately, it’s also the season for mosquitoes and ticks! If your yard is a magnet for these bloodsucking pests, you’ll want to consider a mosquito and tick control program. With Traditional and Organic options available, how do you choose the best program? While Traditional Programs give quick results, Giroud’s 100% Organic Mosquito and Tick Program is a completely chemical-free option. Keep reading to see what kind of program is best for yard and also how a Giroud Expert can help you decide!
Summer should be a time for outdoor play, barbecues and relaxation. But, a dark cloud hangs over our sunshine-filled days: it’s the threat of dangerous mosquitoes and ticks. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) has reported that illnesses and diseases from these pesky insects have tripled in the United States in the last decade! While Lyme Disease is the most common, other diseases such as Powassan Virus, Alpha-Gal Syndrome, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Zika and West Nile Virus are also on the rise. The experts at Giroud Tree & Lawn break down the symptoms, the reasons for the increase in diseases, and how to naturally control mosquitoes and ticks in your yard and make yourself less attractive to these bloodthirsty pests.
Emerald Ash Borer is a dangerous insect that invades and destroys Ash trees. They have killed thousands of trees across the country since they first appeared in 2002. But there’s something in particular that makes this situation a big cause for concern- Dead Ash Trees are Not Safe! Keep reading to see why this species of trees can pose a threat to your property and loved ones if you don’t remove it immediately.