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Oasis Turf & Tree vs. Mosquito Joe: 2 Cincinnati Options to Compare

Posted by Rob Reindl on May 22, 2018 8:21:21 AM

Mosquitoes are the worst. Not only are they a major nuisance, leaving itchy or painful bites on you and your family, but they are a danger too. That’s because they can carry deadly viruses like Zika and West Nile. If you feel like you’re getting eaten alive whenever you try to spend time outdoors, then you may have turned to an Internet search for mosquito services near me.

In order to get the best results, it’s important to determine your best option. You might be trying to decide which mosquito control company to use. Do you go with the big name you’ve heard before? Or should you opt for the locally-owned business?

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Topics: Hiring a Pro, Pest & Insect Control

Why Our Pet-Friendly Lawn Care Services Are Something to Howl About

Posted by Rob Reindl on Apr 25, 2018 9:14:19 AM

When you have pets that you love, it’s only natural they end up spending a lot of time outside with you and your family. While outdoors, you want them to have a safe and enjoyable experience in your yard.

However, as a responsible pet owner, you may have some concerns about pests like fleas and ticks as well as the safety of the lawn application you may be using. You want to be able to have a nice lawn and get the maximum level of enjoyment out of it, but you don’t want to worry about the safety of your pets.

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Topics: Pest & Insect Control, Lawn Care

Does Mosquito Control Work & How Much Does It Cost?

Posted by Rob Reindl on Apr 19, 2018 2:54:19 PM

Despite being so tiny, mosquitoes have a big chance of sucking the life out of any outdoor living experience. Mosquitoes are not only a major nuisance, but they’re also a significant threat in Cincinnati, Dayton, OH, and Northern Kentucky. Dangerous diseases like West Nile and the Zika viruses have frequently made headlines in our local community as the concerns of residents have grown.

The constant concern about the impact of mosquitoes has the power to put a real damper on spending time outside. While you may feel as though you should be able to enjoy your yard and find a way to reduce the mosquitoes, you may be skeptical about the treatment options. You may have wondered, “Does mosquito control work?” After all, the last thing you want to do is waste your money.

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Topics: Hiring a Pro, Pest & Insect Control

Aerating vs. Dethatching: What's Best for My Lawn in Cincinnati, Dayton, OH or N. Kentucky?

Posted by Rob Reindl on Oct 25, 2017 9:10:00 AM

You value a nice lawn but you’re facing challenges when it comes to keeping your lawn looking its best. Whether your lawn isn’t as green as it could be or it seems to be thinning out, you’re frustrated that you can’t pinpoint the issue. You’ve heard of a lawn problem called “thatch” and you’re wondering if that may be a cause behind some of your problems.

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Topics: Hiring a Pro, Soil Health, Pest & Insect Control, Lawn Care

Can Dogs and Lawns Get Along? 3 Tips on Dog Safe Lawn Care

Posted by Rob Reindl on Aug 24, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If you’re anything like us, you really love your dog (or dogs). Also like us, you probably really love your lawn as well. The trouble is, as we both know, dogs and lush lawns don’t always mix well. That’s because dogs can cause lawn damage in a number of ways. Whether your dog is digging in the yard, tearing it up by running, or damaging it with urine burns, the challenge remains how to maintain a beautiful lawn while still enjoying it with your canine companion.

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Topics: Hiring a Pro, Weed Control, Pest & Insect Control, Lawn Care, Fertilization

Flea and Tick Control for Lawns: The Who, What, Where, When & Why

Posted by Rob Reindl on Jul 27, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The presence of fleas and ticks in your yard is a nuisance. But these pests can be more than just pesky. They can be dangerous to your pets, your children and you. Flea and tick bites are painful, and can transmit diseases directly to people (such as Lyme Disease from ticks and Typhus from fleas) or via your pets (such as Cat Scratch Disease, which is transferred from flea to cat to human). You certainly do not want your children or your pets to accidentally track these pests into your home.

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Topics: Pest & Insect Control, Lawn Care

Essential Info About Grub Control in Cincinnati, Dayton, OH and N. Kentucky

Posted by Rob Reindl on Jul 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Lawn grubs—those white C-shaped creatures you may find lurking in your soil—have the power to be highly destructive.  Finding one or two grubs in your grass is no reason to panic, but you should be aware that a large population of grubs can do serious, sometime irreversible, damage to your lawn.

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Topics: Pest & Insect Control, Lawn Care

10 Important Facts About Ticks in Ohio & Northern Kentucky

Posted by Rob Reindl on Jun 22, 2017 12:15:40 PM

Ticks in Ohio and Northern Kentucky have always been a problem. Concern over Lyme Disease as well as newer tick-borne diseases that have emerged, such as the Powassan Virus (referred to as POW for short), have many people worried. POW has been named more dangerous than Lyme Disease and it’s got a lot of homeowners concerned about tick control for their yard. 

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Topics: Pest & Insect Control

How to Get Rid of Ants at your Ohio Home

Posted by Rob Reindl on Jun 2, 2017 10:59:22 AM

Although ants are considered pests when they invade our homes, in nature the presence of ants can be beneficial to humans, particularly in agriculture. That’s because some ants are predators and feed on insects which traditionally attack crops.

While ants are recognized as valuable helpers out in the natural world, we know the last thing you want is to find them in your home, and you likely want to get rid of ants as quickly as possible before the situation worsens.

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Topics: Pest & Insect Control

The Truth on How Rain, Heat and Cold Affect Lawn Care Results

Posted by Rob Reindl on May 15, 2017 4:52:44 PM

While it would be nice if the weather always offered the ideal conditions for your lawn to thrive - 60 degrees at night and 80 degrees during the day with a perfect two-inches of soft, steady rain each week - the truth is, weather sometimes throws a curveball. Whether it’s lawn care and rain, lawn care and hot weather, or lawn care during cold periods, dealing with Mother Nature is part of the job.

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Topics: Weed Control, Pest & Insect Control, Lawn Care, Fertilization

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