jumping spider on leaf
Pest control

Types of Spiders Found in Homes

Knowing what types of spiders are found in your home is the best way to put you at ease when you see these creatures skittering underfoot or their webs expanding in corners. Most spiders found around the home are harmless, and the few that pose a danger (black widows and […]

Blacklegged "Deer" Tick
Pest control

How to Remove a Tick

Finding a tick on your body or pet is never a pleasant surprise, and removing a tick can seem stressful. It needn’t be. Just follow the six steps below to remove a tick safely. Remember to remain calm when removing a tick and to remove the tick as soon as […]

Botta's pocket gopher. Gophers can tear up a lawn, but there are lots of ways to send them packing.
Pest control

How to Get Rid of Gophers

How can you get rid of gophers in your yard? Try trapping, poison baits, underground fencing, flooding their burrows, fumigation, barn owls, and even some household remedies to get rid of these pests. Gophers love to make a dramatic entrance, especially when digging their tunnel openings right in your backyard. […]

The nine-banded armadillo -- and why you want to get rid of these critters.
Pest control

How to Get Rid of Armadillos

How can you get rid of armadillos in your yard? Ways you get rid of armadillos include restricting their food supply, removing their hiding places, fencing, and live trapping and baiting. Don’t let an armadillo’s small size, big ears, and cute snout fool you. The nine-banded armadillo causes considerable damage […]

Wichita Kansas
Grass Guides

4 Best Grass Types in Wichita, Kansas

Wichita’s hot summers and cold winters make it a challenge for homeowners to choose a grass type for their lawn. Warm-season grass or cool-season grass? Warm-season grass will grow best during Wichita’s summer months but will be too hard to maintain in cold winter. Cool-season grass thrives in winter but […]

Tree care

Why Painting on Tree Pruning Sealer Is a Bad Idea

For a long time, it was common practice to use a pruning sealer when trimming trees — a seemingly common-sense practice recommended by trained arborists and nursery workers alike. Generations of homeowners grew up believing that painting on an application of pruning sealer on trees limbs/branches was an integral part of […]

Old Orange County Courthouse, Santa Ana Calif
California, Grass Guides

3 Best Grass Types in Santa Ana, Calif.

The hot and dry weather in Santa Ana presents unique challenges for landscaping. Water Smart landscapes can incorporate a number of plants, artificial turf, structures, and some grasses. Within the confines of Santa Ana’s water restrictions, it is possible to have a beautiful and diverse yard if you plant one […]