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Small Twonsend's big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii) colony
Pest control

Getting Rid of Bats From Your Home, Property

Despite the rising popularity of Batman movies and television shows the past five decades, actual bats don’t seem to have much of a fan base. “People hate bats because of old scary movies, and because they don’t see them a lot. They also have a mystery to them, and people […]

Dead, dying tree
Landscaping, Tree care

Zombie Trees: OK on Outside, Dying on Inside

It sounds ominous. However, Jason Grabosky, professor of urban forestry in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources at Rutgers University’s School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, says there’s no cause for alarm. Zombie trees shouldn’t scare you. Yes, a zombie tree that appears to be rooted in the ground can topple […]

Why Tree Pruning Sealer Is a Bad Idea
Tree care

Why Tree Pruning Sealer Is a Bad Idea

For a long time, it was common practice to use a pruning sealer when trimming trees — a practice recommended by trained arborists and nursery workers alike. So it came as a surprise to many that such a sacred tenant in gardening was no longer recommended. This probably caused many […]

American cockroach Credit: Mr.TinDC cc20
Pest control

Getting Rid of Cockroaches Outside

When most people think about cockroaches, feelings of disgust encompass them imagining these filth and germ-ridden pests scurrying across surfaces inside the home.However, not all cockroaches live indoors. Various types prefer an outdoor habitat where they still reside in filth, dirt and debris. We’ve outlined the most common outdoor cockroach species, […]