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TAG: Pest Control

Do’s and don’ts of grub control

April 19, 2022By
Grubs can ruin a lawn by eating roots, causing browning and turf loss. (Photo: Quali-pro)

Grubs eat roots, causing the grass to wilt and increase the likeliness of turf loss but some experts share when, how and why LCOs can treat this turf pest. read more

Why sod webworms are one unpredictable pest

February 17, 2022By
Sod webworms morph into moths, which can lay 200 or more eggs per night, turning a small problem into a much larger one. (Photo: Weed man)

Experts share how sod webworms can be tricky to diagnose but how there are some simple solutions that offer good control. read more

Webinar to cover intricacies of pesticide labels

March 11, 2021By
Photo: Control Solutions Inc.

On April 1, Dr. Janis Reed, BCE, will present the webinar “Labels: Beyond the Basics” in conjunction with LM's sibling magazine, Pest Management Professional. read more

TruGreen launches perimeter pest service

July 17, 2020By

TruGreen now offers Perimeter Pest, an exterior treatment targeting unwanted bugs and insects. This new pest control program enhances TruGreen’s comprehensive slate of services, amplifying its current pest program, while complementing current lawn and horticultural treatments. Available in select markets across the nation, Perimeter Pest consists of four seasonal, exterior treatments applied by TruGreen specialists with localized knowledge and science-backed... read more

Government Affairs: Is the spotted lanternfly a threat to outdoor living?

November 8, 2017By

In September 2014, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) received a call from a company near Reading, Pa. Employees had found a strange bug at the back of their property in a tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima) grove. When the PDA inspectors arrived at the company, they saw gray-winged bugs about an inch long, covering the trunks of the Ailanthus... read more

Rentokil acquires Florida lawn care company on LM150 list

April 11, 2017By

Rentokil Steritech, a pest control company based in Reading, Pa., acquired the assets of Heron Home & Outdoor in Apopka, Fla. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Heron is No. 116 on the LM150 list of top revenue-generating firms with $14,347,321 in 2015 revenue. “We admire the growth-oriented nature of Rentokil Steritech and we couldn’t be more enthusiastic to... read more