Who’s pestering who?
Who’s pestering who?
It’s that time of year when the fly-by-nighter pest control “companies” come out of the woodwork to canvass neighborhoods (door-to-door)! We recently had 2 of our regular preventive maintenance clients call us and warn us. THE FLY-BY-NIGHTER THE FIRST OCCASION Our client informed us that the salesperson tried to pressure her into signing up with […]
All buildings, which have an enclosed crawl space underneath and dirt floors, should have a vapor barrier. The vapor barrier should be a 6 mil polyethylene material black in color which lays flat on the ground. The purpose of this is to prevent moisture from the ground from rising up and absorbing into the wooden […]
April Showers bring May….Bugs Well, March is over and it was pretty ho hum as far as the weather went. We had our cold days and (record) warm days. The bugs woke up from their winter slumber, especially the ants, and the April showers and (hopefully) a little warmer weather are sure to bring everything […]
Last time we left off at telling some stories about spiders. Childhood Experiences I was ten years old and had just gone to bed and laying there I felt a “tickle” on my leg. I thought it was just an itch, so I brushed my leg off under the covers. When I felt it again […]
Bravo”!! to KCPQ 13 for their recent story regarding arachnophobia. If I had a nickel for every person that said they had black widows or brown recluse I could have retired years ago! I have been very fortunate to have personally seen Mr. Crawford speak about spiders at several seminars. I am pleased to see […]
Ouch, I feel for you! We had a very early start this year with wasps and yellow jackets. Our early warm spring that continues into a sweltering, consistently hot summer, led to population EXPLOSIONS of these nasty pests. While yellow jacket stings can really pack a wallop, they can also lead to other serious problems. There can be varying […]
One of the best ways to keep your home pest free is to pay attention. Give your home a once over while you’re walking your yard with a cup of coffee in the morning. Check your crawl space vent screens and crawl space access door. Your screens should be ¼” mesh which is standard for […]
Keep vegetation away from your siding. Vegetation against the siding, especially when it’s dense, tends to hold moisture in the siding and promotes fungus growth which can promote rot and/or perfect moisture content for wood destroying organisms and other nuisance pests. It also provides hiding and harborage for rodents. You don’t need to butcher vegetation […]
Adding bark or mulch to landscaping beds is a great idea to beautify your landscape, keep the weeds down, and retain plant moisture. Yet, it can create unwanted pest problems if you’re not careful. Remember to keep about 3 inches of clearance between the bottom of your siding and the mulch. You should be able […]
A Buyer Beware Story A longtime customer of ours recently called to relay an interesting story. A “representative” from another pest control company rang his doorbell. They were “in the neighborhood” and would like to offer a free look around his home. Amusingly, he took them up on their offer. About 10 minutes later, the representative knocked on […]
Kudos to the EPA for cracking down on Amazon for distributing pesticide products in February. Regulation for a reason. This represents part of the challenges we face as professional pest control operators. Pesticides need to be regulated very strictly so they can be tracked. As professionals, we are required to document our products and possess all necessary […]
For a couple of weeks, it was starting to warm up…until the snow and frigid temperatures hit!! With warmer temperatures, the ants return. During those couple of weeks, we were inundated with calls about odorous house ants. This is the typical response we see when the frigid winter months have passed and the weather warms up a […]
20 YEARS Well, we made the 20 years in business mark this month. Over the years, my wife and I have learned a lot about owning and running our own business. After putting in 11 years of hard work as another company’s lead technician and sole pest inspector, my wife and I decided to take […]
This stay at home stuff is difficult, but there are some things we can do now that we never seemed to have the time to do previously. I’ve compiled a list of ideas of what my wife and I, friends, and family are doing. 15 “Stay at Home Time” activities: For sports fans, the Mariners […]
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My family and I moved to University place in 1969. Back then, there were relatively few houses and not much commerce. There was one grocery store (Food King), one drug store (Don’s Drugs), and some other scattered shops. There were a few gas stations, one bank, a seven eleven, and Bob’s Burger Inn (which later was rebuilt […]
Hello all, and Happy 4th of July!! I thought I’d take a stroll down memory lane and reminisce about past 4th of July experiences and traditions. WHEN WE WERE KIDS I remember as kids how exciting it was when the 4th of July was near. We would save our allowances up to buy smoke […]
Be nice!! Is it just me? Or are people really grumpy and not so nice these days? Man, I tell you, when we’re out driving, folks are driving faster and more aggressive than ever! Grocery store experiences Folks at the grocery store seem to be very impatient. Patrons and employees alike. Our check out lady […]
Wow!! What a difference a couple of weeks makes! We’ve seen our lives turned upside down in many, many ways. My heart truly goes out to all of those who have been seriously affected by this virus. Especially for the families of loved ones who have passed from it. I think it’s taken a while […]
Hi folks, I’m sure you’ve all had it up to here with COVID 19 Coronavirus messages, but I would like to put in my two cents about it as it relates to the small local businesses that depend on our support. First of all it is of the UTMOST importance, for us here at LIND […]
Hmmmm I don’t want to make light of the Covid 19 Coronavirus, but at this point, what else can we do but chuckle at some of the ridiculous things that are going on. Come on folks! We received a phone call from a man wanting to purchase foggers from us to set off and kill […]
As the eve of Christmas day approaches, And we’ve taken care of a million roaches, We turn to more important things, Like the joy this special season brings. Family first, the good lord too, Are things we treasure the whole year through. So here at Lind from ours to yours, We thank you all, your […]
It seems like the holidays come and go so quickly, with so much to do, we often forget to take the time to enjoy the fun events that are out there this time of year. As I write this, we have already missed out on a few events we usually catch. We didn’t see The […]
Time to Spare? Daylight Savings How are we all feeling this Monday morning after losing an hour and having our schedules screwed up due to daylight savings time? Every year I tell myself I’m going to go to bed an hour earlier in order to stay up with this change. But does it happen? No. […]
The Snowstorm of ’19 It’s CRAZY out there!!! Round 1 of snow came and went without much hype. Small amounts of snow and ice remain, as of today, but besides a little inconvenience, there wasn’t really much effect. I shoveled all of our sidewalks at our office that day and sprinkled out some Zero Ice (which is […]
Remember when we were kids and the snow started falling? What an exciting and glorious feeling. The possibilities were endless: School being canceled, riding our sleds and inner tubes down the hills, snowball fights, building snow fort walls for our snowball fights, making snowmen and snow angels, etc. I think the best feeling was that […]
Well, not too bad of a prediction about the Mariner’s season, huh? Other than the Ichiro comments I mean. The REAL Surprises for the Mariner’s this year: Edwin Diaz – Who’d a thunk this guy was going to be a consistent, lights out reliever, all year long for us? Without him, the Mariners would certainly […]
I for one will stand up and cheer when Richard Sherman comes to town with his new team, The San Francisco 49ers. He will be revered and remembered as one of the best Seattle Seahawks of all time. There comes a time in all professional athletes career’s to leave their prospective teams voluntarily, through trade, or […]
Ichiro is back. Some people are happy to have Ichiro back on the Mariners, some people aren’t so thrilled thinking it’s a ploy to sell tickets, and some people couldn’t care less one way or the other. Personally, I think it’s great! A sure-fire, first ballot, Hall of Famer back on our roster! Don’t get me […]
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