No pests frighten a homeowner more than termites. And no wonder–these horrible bugs can easily destroy the foundations of everything you’ve worked for. The best way to get rid of termites is to not have them in the first place, and that’s where the Advance Termite Bait System comes in. AEL Pest Solutions is pleased to offer this incredible service for your home or business. When compared to traditional liquid barrier treatments, the advantages of ATBS protection become clear. The single-point bait is easy on the environment and designed with your family in mind. Creating a perimeter around your home can require many gallons of chemicals, whereas ATBS uses only grams of product without sacrificing defense. That’s better for you, your family, and for beneficial creatures that live in your yard. Since it requires no drilling, trenching, you’ll find it’s less disruptive to your home and lifestyle. Don’t put off termite protection because you’re busy! AEL Pest Solutions can work around your schedule to place ATBS protection without the hassles of traditional treatments. Plus, purchasing an ATBS system comes with more than just convenience–each includes a lifetime transferable damage warranty. Your home is a long-term investment, so protect it with the best! AEL Pest Solutions offers this and other termite services for your home and business, depending on your needs and budget. Call or contact us today and let’s discuss the best ways to protect your space from termites, ants, rodents, and all the other creepy-crawlies that want to get inside it.
Spring doesn’t just bring longer days, warmer nights, and lots of pollen. It also means it’s time to look out for lawn fungus. The most common fungi to look out for in May include dollar spot and brown patch. Dollar spot fungus causes little tan patches that usually start off about the size of a silver dollar. The patches will eventually blend together and become much larger. It thrives in slightly cooler temperatures. Brown patch is caused by a fungus named Rhizoctonia. It’s especially active in warm, humid temperatures. You’ll first notice a brown circle of dead grass, often surrounded by a dark, narrow ring. It spreads quickly, so if you notice this, don’t delay. Lawn fungi are made worse by weather conditions. When the temperatures reach above 70 degrees at night, fungus really starts to become apparent (since that’s finally started to happen, it’s time to keep your eyes open!). A number of other factors can encourage the growth of fungus on your lawn, though. Compacted soil and overwatering are the primary culprits here. Core aeration services from Alternative Environments will make sure your soil is loose and less likely to encourage fungal growth. It will also make it easier for the soil to accept water, which will help prevent overwatering. And of course, if you notice any of the signs of lawn fungus, call us! Timely treatment is just as crucial as prevention. Contact Alternative Environments if you suspect you have lawn fungus and let our professional staff help take back your lawn.
As we all get excited about the coming of spring, don’t forget that it’s not all fun and games. When temperatures start to steadily hit 50 degrees or higher, humans aren’t the only things coming out to play. Mosquitoes start to emerge as well! Is your yard defended? AEL Pest Solutions in Villa Rica, GA understands how to combat mosquitos safely, effectively, and affordably. Right now and through the month of April, when you sign up for mosquito control services, you’ll receive 25% off your first treatment. We’ve been in business in this area since 1996, so we know how to handle the challenges of a Georgia summer! Remember, we don’t force you to sign any long-term contracts. You can even sign up for service on an as-needed basis. Mosquitoes aren’t just a nuisance. They can also carry diseases like malaria, zika, Saint Louis Encephalitis, and West Nile Virus. Some people are even severely allergic to mosquito bites, which can make what would otherwise be an itchy problem into a serious health emergency. Not only that, but these pests can carry diseases that will harm your beloved pets, such as heartworm. Exterior mosquito treatment is the first line of defense you, your family, and your pets have against itching, scratching, and more serious concerns. Don’t let them down. Call AEL Pest Solutions to see what services are best for your home landscaping, or request a free estimate online by clicking here. The sooner you get mosquito services handled, the sooner you and yours can enjoy the beautiful spring weather without concern!
We have some of the most beautiful lawns and landscaping of the South here in Georgia, but if your lawn isn’t properly cared for, you might start to notice thatch taking over your once-green and vibrant yard. Here at Alternative Environments in Villa Rica, Georgia, we specialize in keeping your yard free of thatch and other issues that can arise due to our exemplary growing climate.
What is Thatch?Thatch is a layer of roots, debris, dead plant material, and weeds that collects between the roots and blades of your grass. If not prevented or properly removed, thatch can spread like crazy causing your yard to lose its luster and potentially even kill your grass.
Why is Thatch a Problem?Thatch grows over healthy, green grass and can compromise the root system of your lawn. It won’t stop with your grass, either. If left untreated, thatch can take over concrete, pavers, and patios, making your nice walkways and outdoor sitting areas look overgrown and unappealing. Thatch also creates a perfect environment for pests like fire ants.
How Can You Deal with Thatch?Because thatch is a system of roots, it can be difficult to get rid of completely on your own. You can pull it out but you risk pulling your lawn up with it only to have the thatch grow back a month later. The best way to reclaim your lawn from a thatch problem is to call a professional lawn care and pest control service. Our pros here at Alternative Environment can deal with the biggest thatch problems as well as invasive pest problems in your yard. Give us a call today if you’re dealing with thatch in your yard and we’ll schedule a free estimate for your Villa Rica lawn!
We’re deep into winter by now, and eagerly awaiting the arrival of spring. While you wait, there are some steps you can take to care for your grass now, ensuring a healthy, flourishing lawn in the spring.
- Keep it Tidy! Removing leaves and debris is important, especially if you’ve got a lot of moisture. Leaves, pine needles, and the like will easily mold or mildew. A rake is your best friend in this situation, because raking also helps to keep your grass from matting, improves airflow, and helps prevent disease.
- Check the Soil. If your turf gets a lot of foot traffic, it can easily get compacted. Look for moss, which can be a sign your soil is compacted. If you notice compaction, contact AELMI to schedule core aeration to make sure your soil is getting enough air. Winter or early spring is the best time to aerate your warm-season grasses (this includes Bermuda, Zoysia, Centipede, and St. Augustine grasses).
- Check the Soil Again. While you’re at it, check your soil’s pH. It’s best if it’s a neutral pH. If your grass is acidic, don’t panic–AELMI can help you solve this issue with a specialized application of fertilizer and lime.
- Check your Gear. Have your lawn mower cleaned and serviced, check on the state of your tools, collect anything you “loaned” to neighbors last year, and get ready for all the yard work you’ll enjoy come spring!