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Mites Cause Serious Damage to Turf

Mites Cause Serious Damage to Turf We are seeing mite activity starting to occur.  Mite damage has been reported from in many areas of the country.  In turfgrass we have two major types of mites, the winter grain mite and the clover mite.  Both mites cause damage from their rasping mouthparts.
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How to Detect Annual Bluegrass Weevil Activity

How to Detect Annual Bluegrass Weevil Activity The north is slowly coming out of winter.  Along the eastern states, the annual bluegrass weevil is starting to move.
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How to Identify Southern Zone Insects

How To Identify Southern Zone Insects Even in parts of the south, winter won’t let go of its grip.  Several insects are showing activity.  Imported Fire Ants, chinch bugs and turfgrass mites.  We will cover chinch bugs here.
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What Are Insect Growth Regulators?

What are Insect Growth Regulators (IGR’s) and how do they work? Insect growth regulators (IGRs) are pesticides that affect insects’ ability to grow and mature normally, rather than killing them outright as “conventional” insecticides do. IGRs either prevent immature insects (think caterpillars) from turning into adults (think moths) or cause them to become adults that cannot mate and reproduce. By preventing immature insects from becoming reproductive adults, IGR’s eventually cause the population to die out.
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3 Ways to Eliminate Fleas from your Pet, Yard and Home

3 Ways to Eliminate Fleas Warmer Weather Brings an Influx of Fleas Spring is here and parasites are loving this warmer weather as much as people are. Warmer weather brings fleas to the forefront; they can quickly infest your yard, pets and home. If you want to be flea free you must treat all three to eliminate those annoying pests.
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What You May Not Know About Red Imported Fire Ants

What you May Not know about Red Imported Fire Ants   After the spring rains begin, the invasion of Red Imported Fire Ants  (RIFA) bear down on the Gulf Coast states and most of eastern Texas.  RIFA are more active in the late spring to early fall months. Experts suggest that the best times of year for fire ant treatments are during those seasons.  A single lawn may contain a dozen or more mounds. This ant will also locate nests within landscape mulch and beneath items on the ground, such as landscape timbers. 
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Termites or Carpenter Ants?

Termites or Carpenter Ants? Skimping on regular PMP inspections can be costly   A recently added customer of Enviro-Pest Management, the Chavez’s, had no idea what was lurking behind the walls of their home until demolishing their master bath. “Trying to save a few dollars actually cost us more out of pocket”, says Chavez. At first glance the damage appeared to be that of subterranean termites. The homeowners gave Will Fowler of Enviro-Pest Management a call. Fowler inspected and found they had an infestation of carpenter ants and recommended TAURUS® SC for treatment. “Carpenter Ants love moisture; eliminate your moisture problem and solve your carpenter ant problem,” says Fowler Anytime you have a moisture issue from a leak or plumbing problem within your walls, you can be assured you’re going to have some kind of pest problem.
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3 Ways to Eliminate Spring Weeds

3 Ways to Eliminate Spring Weeds Get Control of Weeds this Spring The spring season brings a lot of rain, sunnier days and warmer weather, which are ideal conditions for broadleaf weeds to begin popping up in pastures, lawns, gardens and flower beds. Martin’s® Brand manufactures and distributes a wide variety of great products to eradicate weeds as the weather warms up.  Whether you’re treating a grass pasture, ornamental turf, sidewalks, flower beds or vegetable gardens. Martin’s has you covered; here are a few effective weed control products for you to eliminate those pesky weeds this spring.
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Introducing Strobe Pro Broad Spectrum Fungicide

STROBE® PRO NOW AVAILABLE! Quali-Pro is excited to announce that another new product is now available. Strobe Pro which is an Azoxystrobin and Propiconazole combination is now being produced and will ship this week. Strobe Pro is a great broad spectrum fungicide that will compete with Headway® in the marketplace.
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How To Control FireAnts in As Little As 2 to 3 Days

How To Control Fire Ants in As Little As 2 to 3 Days For the first time ever 3 active ingredients; Fipronil, Bifenthrin and Lambda-Cyhalothrin have been combined to deliver fast and long-lasting fire ant control. No other insecticide granule combines two modes of action to maximize results in a single application.
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