Tag: pest control

Massey Service

Massey Services Continues Expansion Across Southeast U.S.

Massey Services has acqired Insight Pest Solutions of Myrtle Beach, SC, as part of an expansion across the southeast U.S.
deer damage in landscapes

Deterring Deer

Looking to address deer damage in landscapes? Many experts agree that prevention is more effective than changing existing feeding behaviors.
Joshua Malik, President, Joshua Tree Experts

The Yardstick: Q&A With Joshua Malik, Joshua Tree Experts

From a start in the garage to creating a franchise, Joshua Malik discusses the entrepreneurial spirit behind Joshua Tree Experts.
Turfgrass maintenance

Fall Turf Tune-Up

Turfgrass maintenance is a critical aspect of maintaining healthy lawns: Fall is a chance to prepare turf for both Winter and Spring.
Groundcovers

Groundcover Alternatives To Mulch 

Try these weed-smothering, attractive, spreading (but not invasive!) plants.   Who doesn’t want a garden that requires less weeding? For landscapers and their clients it means...
WorkWave TakeEasy

WorkWave Acquires TakeEasy to Expand Service Work Network

WorkWave®  has acquired TaskEasy, one of the nation’s leading service marketplaces for rental property owners. Traditionally, TaskEasy has focused on lawn and yard maintenance, snow...
insect

‘Biblical’ Cricket & Grasshopper Swarms Spur Oregon Program

Some private landowners can now be reimbursed for pesticide costs. ARLINGTON, Ore. (AP) — Driving down a windy canyon road in northern Oregon rangeland, Jordan...
Flight 93 National Memorial

Forest Service Helps Defend 9/11 Witness Trees From Insect Threat

By Melanie Brezniak Eastern Region, USDA Forest Service Twenty years have passed since the 9/11 attacks, yet there’s a feeling of permanence in a hemlock grove...

Research Breakthroughs For Better Mosquito Control?

Spraying properties for mosquito control can be a great way to add to a landscaper's services. Yet menacing mosquitoes continue to plague many with...
beetle

August Declared “Tree Check Month” For Asian Longhorned Beetle

August is the most critical time of year to spot the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) as adult activity peaks. As a result, the U.S....
EAB

The Tiny Champion Fighting Emerald Ash Borer

    The emerald ash borer (EAB) biological control staff of the USDA's Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) program have reared four stingless wasp species that...
WalkingPod mesh cicadas

WalkingPod Mesh, Portable Bug Screen Protection

With the Brood X cicadas expected to emerge across 15 U.S. states in late April, Under the Weather® (UTW) has added an all-new WalkingPod™...

Free, Targeted Alerts Aid Control Of Turf Weeds & Diseases

To help LCOs and landscapers better manage control of weeds and diseases common in their area, free resources with timely alerts on soil temperature,...
EIQ

Do You Know Your EIQs?

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is widely accepted as the best way to balance pest control with environmental considerations. Through IPM, pesticides are avoided until...
ALB

Asian Long-Horned Beetle (ALB) Spreads To South Carolina

Asian Long-Horned Beetle (ALB), an invasive wood-boring beetle that attacks 12 types of hardwood trees in North America, was found for the first time...
nematodes

It’s Not Too Late To Control Nematodes

Nematodes are detrimental turf pests found in golf course greens, fairways and tees across the United States. They are small, microscopic, unsegmented worms that...
Mosquitoes Florida Keys

Will 750M Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Be Released In Florida?

Earlier this week, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District (FKMCD) approved the first-ever U.S. release of genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes, according to the Center...
mosquito

Simple Steps To Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Landscape

With the Atlantic hurricane season having begun on June 1 (and running through November 30), RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) and the...
Asian giant hornets

Help Trap Asian Giant Hornets In Washington State

  Read about Asian giant "murder hornets?" Want to stop their spread? Live in Washington state? The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is looking...
Herbicide Application

Herbicide Application Challenges In 2020

For many landscapers, the arrival of the busy Spring season is a chance to achieve improvements and efficiencies over last year’s practices. In a...
Buddleia Violet

Outsmarting Invasives

Today’s low seed set sterile cultivars are not your parent’s Bradford Pears.

Arbor Day: Canopy Report Reveals America’s Favorite Tree & More

On this Arbor Day 2024, did you know that If trees could talk, Americans would want them to sound like Morgan Freeman? This and more serious statistics can be found in the "The Canopy Report," a new consumer report on how America sees trees by The Arbor Day Foundation.

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Volvo CE Launches Updated L30 & L35 Compact Wheel Loaders

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Design-Build Equipment

Get Equipped: Design-Build Equipment

From trenchers to compact track loaders and excavators, this assortment of design-build equipment will help your professional lawn care and landscaping services team get the job done.
Autonomous Snow Plow

Remote-Operated, Autonomous Industrial Snow Plow Hits The Market

Teleo and Storm Equipment have introduced America’s only remote-operated and autonomous industrial snow plow.
Vulcan

Proposed Tax Break For Government Snow Removal Equipment In CA

California Senate Bill 546 proposes an exemption from the state sales and use tax for public entities purchasing dedicated snow removal vehicles.