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Check Out ABC’s Ultimate San Antonio Lawn Care Guide [FREE DOWNLOAD]

San Antonio Lawn Care Guide

Keeping your grass, plants and trees healthy and well-maintained can be a challenge. First, you have to have the time to dedicate to your lawn. You also need to make sure you have the right equipment and that it is all in working order. Finally, you need the expertise to know which types of plants work best in which environments, how often to water and how to spot signs of lawn pests and diseases. For homeowners in southern states, the warm climate, lack of rainfall and intense sun make it even more difficult to care for your outdoor spaces.

ABC’s Ultimate San Antonio Lawn Care Guide

ABC Home & Commercial Services is dedicated to making homeowners’ lives easier. Our team of lawn care technicians, landscaping experts, pest control pros and sprinkler system specialists have compiled their best advice and tips into the Ultimate San Antonio Lawn Care Guide. This 8-page downloadable PDF resource includes sections on:

Check Out ABC’s Ultimate Austin Lawn Care Guide [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Austin Lawn Care Guide

Keeping your grass, plants and trees healthy and well-maintained can be a challenge. First, you have to have the time to dedicate to your lawn. You also need to make sure you have the right equipment and that it is all in working order. Finally, you need the expertise to know which types of plants work best in which environments, how often to water and how to spot signs of lawn pests and diseases. For homeowners in southern states, the warm climate, lack of rainfall and intense sun make it even more difficult to care for your outdoor spaces.

ABC’s Ultimate Austin Lawn Care Guide

ABC Home & Commercial Services is dedicated to making homeowners’ lives easier. Our team of lawn care technicians, landscaping experts, pest control pros and sprinkler system specialists have compiled their best advice and tips into the Ultimate Austin Lawn Care Guide. This 8-page downloadable PDF resource includes sections on:

Check Out ABC’s Ultimate Orlando Lawn Care Guide [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Orlando Lawn Care Guide

Keeping your grass, plants and trees healthy and well-maintained can be a challenge. First, you have to have the time to dedicate to your lawn. You also need to make sure you have the right equipment and that it is all in working order. Finally, you need the expertise to know which types of plants work best in which environments, how often to water and how to spot signs of lawn pests and diseases. For homeowners in southern states, the warm climate, lack of rainfall and intense sun make it even more difficult to care for your outdoor spaces.

ABC’s Ultimate Orlando Lawn Care Guide

ABC Home & Commercial Services is dedicated to making homeowners’ lives easier. Our team of pest control pros has compiled their best advice and tips into the Ultimate Orlando Lawn Care Guide. This 8-page downloadable PDF resource includes sections on:

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  • All … Read Full Post »

Check Out ABC’s Ultimate Houston Lawn Care Guide [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Houston Lawn Care Guide

Keeping your grass, plants and trees healthy and well-maintained can be a challenge. First, you have to have the time to dedicate to your lawn. You also need to make sure you have the right equipment and that it is all in working order. Finally, you need the expertise to know which types of plants work best in which environments, how often to water and how to spot signs of lawn pests and diseases. For homeowners in southern states, the warm climate, lack of rainfall and intense sun make it even more difficult to care for your outdoor spaces.

ABC’s Ultimate Houston Lawn Care Guide

ABC Home & Commercial Services is dedicated to making homeowners’ lives easier. Our team of lawn care technicians, landscaping experts, pest control pros and sprinkler system specialists have compiled their best advice and tips into the Ultimate Houston Lawn Care Guide. This 8-page downloadable PDF resource includes sections on:

How to Get Rid of Cicadas

How to Get Rid of Cicadas

Cicadas – those large, noisy bugs that sing all night long – have been found in literature since at least the time of Homer’s Iliad. They’ve been part of ancient folklore and music for centuries; in China, they symbolize rebirth and immortality.

How to Get Rid of Cicadas

All of this is fine and good, until cicada season hits and you’re kept up all night by the cicadas’ song, you find you are walking around in fear that you will be hit by a cicada falling out of a tree or when you have to circle the house to remove the exoskeletons which are stuck on your home’s exterior.

What are cicadas?

You probably know what a cicada is, even if you don’t know its name. Cicadas are large, winged bugs, with large eyes, short antennae and large wings. You will find cicadas on almost every continent, but most are found in hotter climates. … Read Full Post »

How to Keep Snakes Out of Your Pool

How to Keep Snakes Out of Your Pool

There’s nothing like having a pool in your backyard, especially during the dog days of summer. On a hot day, it’s so nice to get into your swimsuit and take a refreshing dip. But wait – there’s a snake in the pool. How did that get there? How do you get rid of it? How can you keep snakes out of your pool?

How to Keep Snakes Out of Your Pool

When it comes to snakes, there are only two camps – you either tolerate them or you hate them and want them to just go away. But unfortunately for members of the latter camp, snakes are a fact of life in the Southwest. There are actually 76 species of snakes in Texas alone. Most are not poisonous, but you definitely don’t want to find one floating in your pool or jumping out at you or your family from around the edge … Read Full Post »

The Wolf Spider: What You Need To Know If You See One

Wolf Spider Texas

According to Texas Parks & Wildlife, there are almost 900 species of spiders found in Texas. Only two, however, are considered poisonous to humans: the black widow and the brown recluse spider. While there’s lots to learn about the danger associated with the two aforementioned spiders, there is another, more commonly seen spider in Texas you also may not know much about: the wolf spider.

The Wolf Spider: What You Need To Know if You See One

How likely are you to come across a wolf spider in Texas? An old saying is “you’re never more than five feet from a spider”. Although this has been disproved, the truth is that there are spiders all around us, and there are 238 species of wolf spiders in Texas alone.

The most notable characteristic about a wolf spider’s appearance is its unique eye arrangement. The front (or anterior) row is comprised of four small eyes … Read Full Post »

Why Are Earwigs Called Earwigs?

Why Are Earwigs Called Earwigs

Earwigs are small, flat insects that measure about half an inch long and an eighth of an inch in width when full-grown. Dark brown and shiny, they have banded abdomens that end in a long pair of scary-looking pinchers. If you’ve ever tried to pick up an earwig, you may have gotten pinched—but you also probably noticed those pinchers weren’t actually very powerful. An earwig’s pinch might make you yelp in surprise, but it probably won’t break the skin, and it almost always happens defensively—meaning, the earwig is frightened and trying to fight off a larger, scarier enemy (you!). So why are earwigs called earwigs, and are the rumors true—do earwigs crawl in your ear? Let’s find out more about this often misunderstood insect.

If you’ve ever tried to pick up an earwig, you may have gotten pinched—but you also probably noticed those pinchers weren’t actually very powerful. An earwig’s pinch … Read Full Post »

Chinch Bugs: What Homeowners Need to Know About This Common Lawn Pest

chinch bugs

Your lawn is full of all kinds of small insects, some which are beneficial, and some which are not. Chinch bugs are a common lawn pest that can do a lot of damage to your grass. Let’s learn more about chinch bugs, how to know you have them and how to get rid of them if they are in your yard.

Chinch Bugs: What Homeowners Need to Know

Southern chinch bugs are small and slender with white wings with distinctive black triangular marks. Nymphs will go through five phases. The color will change from red with a faint white band across the midsection to black with a white band. They are the top pests associated with St. Augustine grass, although they can also feed on other grass species, such as Zoysia and Bermuda grass.

Chinch bugs are inactive during the winter months, as they prefer warmer, … Read Full Post »

How to Deter Bees From Making Your Home Theirs

how to deter bees

Bees serve a vital function in nature. But having bees come to visit is very different than having bees who come and stay.

How to Deter Bees from Making Your Home Theirs

In case you’re wondering how to deter bees from building a hive in or around your home, we’ve got some things you need to know. 

The Truth About Bees

Worker bees are attracted to flowers and budding trees, landing on open flowers and picking up pollen on their legs and bodies as they suck up the nectar in the flowers. The pollen is then distributed across the area as they land on each flower. Once full, bees return to their hive and deposit the nectar they’ve picked up. The deposited nectar is stored and used to feed the queen and the rest of the hive, creating the honey we use in our tea, on toast and when baking.

Bees do not go looking … Read Full Post »