(978) 500-4644 90 Newburyport Turnpike,  Newbury, MA 01951 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS _________________________________________________________________ In addition, education is an important part of avoiding danger from these harmful pests.  Wear long clothing and insect repellant containing DEET or other insect repellant product or treated clothing.  Always carefully check yourself, children and pets as soon as possible when in contact with the outdoors.  Avoid any standing water on your property where mosquitoes are able to reproduce. Avoid the outdoors at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active. “What is IPM?” IPM (or Integrated Pest Management) means we only apply pesticides when and where necessary to get results by using the least toxic option available. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) involves combining chemical treatments, cultural practices, and biological controls to make your lawn, trees, and shrubs the healthiest they can be. “Do I need lawn renovation services, and when should I do it?” If your lawn has large bare spots, is thinning, or patchy looking, then lawn renovation may be for you. The process is custom built to your needs and a total renovation may not be what is required. We can double aerate and overseed to improve an existing lawn, just do the bare spots so they fill in, or just do a yearly aeration to alleviate compaction and improve the water, nutrient, and air infiltration in your lawn. The best time in our area to seed is early fall. Although you can renovate in the spring, it is more costly and less effective due to the weed and crabgrass competition.  We have to assess YOUR individual needs and give you the options that fit your expectations and your budget. How do I know if my current contractor is a true professional? Make sure they are a licensed applicator.  Ask them to provide you with references.  Ask them about trade organizations they belong to or what continuing education they have done recently.  Make sure they have made you aware of all your properties needs, and they aren’t going to try to sell you on other services as soon as you sign their inexpensive looking proposal. If they can answer all of these questions to your satisfaction then you are dealing with an honest professional. “How can I protect myself in other ways from ticks and mosquitoes?” PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS _____________________________________
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