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Why Professional Pest Control Is Better than DIY Options

Pest Control

Unwanted pests are the last thing you want to see at your home, and you certainly don’t want your family and friends to see them. After all, impressions make a difference, and you don’t want to give the wrong impression. Unfortunate sightings of any type of pest or rodent could mean the difference between a good time and embarassment. Sure, there are plenty of do-it-yourself pest control theories. But do these options really work? Even more importantly, are you willing to risk wasting your resources on these supposed DIY solutions? If you are debating whether you should attempt to fix your pest problem on your own or turn to the professionals, here’s a look at several reasons why hiring a professional pest control service is better than any DIY option. Saves You Money If you are thinking about trying DIY pest control in order to save some money, you may …more

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October 24, 2017


Environmental Benefits of Commercial Landscaping

Landscaping

Your Commercial Landscaping Should Include Irrigation & Drainage   Commercial landscaping is more than just placing a few trees and flower beds on your property to make it look inviting to customers. Landscaping in the commercial sector also means taking responsibility for the environment you and your customers work in. Irrigation and drainage are two separate but complimentary aspects of commercial landscaping that can provide environmental benefits. Discover the differences and how the two can work together to create a positive environmental impact on your organization’s property and community. What Is Irrigation? From the simplest standpoint, irrigation is applying water to create a favorable condition for plant growth. While many people think of irrigation as a means to water large agricultural areas to create or maintain food supplies, irrigation is just as important in managing landscaping for aesthetics and property health. Proper landscaping needs water to stay healthy. Living plants don’t just use water for …more

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October 18, 2017


Looking for Commercial Vegetation Control and Irrigation Services?

Aquatic Controls, Landscaping

  Keeping up with landscaping and weed control on commercial properties is a full-time job. Not only does an expert need to keep plants and trees in perfectly trimmed condition, but the underlying irrigation and drainage systems need to be kept in top shape to ensure that the entire landscaping design does not suffer. That’s why Coastal Spray was established in 1980, to provide safe, environmentally friendly and high-quality commercial vegetation control and landscaping services to industrial clients across the nation. What We Offer As industrial vegetation control specialists, we employ a wide variety of state of the art techniques to keep your commercial landscaping as vibrantly beautiful and problem free as possible. From industrial spray programs, which provide bare ground control and selective vegetation control to tree services that include trimming, planting and maintenance, as well as ground preparation, we can clean up any outdoor space and transform it …more

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October 17, 2017


Do Professional Brush Clearing Services Really Matter?

Landscaping, Tree Trimming

Brush Clearing Services Prepare Landscaping For New Construction Want to prepare a landscape for a new construction or conservation project? Brush clearing services provide you with a significant return on your investment. Some people think that professional land clearing doesn’t really matter. After all, vegetation and tree stumps can be removed by hand, right? This isn’t always the case. Here we’ve compiled some of the reasons why you need to hire a professional land clearing specialist. What Is Brush Clearing? Brush removal prepares your site for land clearing and construction access. Unlike hand clearing — a long and laborious process — forest mulchers and mowers remove vegetation, stumps and stones in preparation for your building project. Brush removal quickly cultivates a project site, reducing the arduous work associated with manual clearing. Remove Unwanted Pests Project sites with thick undergrowth are breeding grounds for pests like ticks and rodents. Brush clearing …more

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September 15, 2017


5 Tips for Controlling Duckweed

Aquatic Controls

Duckweed plants can be a nuisance if you have water on your property. A seed-bearing plant, duckweed tends to grow in colonies and in calm water. And it is very aggressive; it can easily take over an entire pond. Additionally, duckweed colonies often cover the whole surface of a body of water, cutting off oxygen to the water below and making it hard for animals like fish to survive. If you have a pond or lake on your property and you want to ensure that duckweed does not take over, the following tips can help. 1. Add Natural Duckweed Predators One of the best ways to control duckweed is to add its natural predators to the water and the area that surrounds it. Some of the most popular predators that like to eat duckweed are koi, goldfish and grass carp. These predators won’t get rid of a large duckweed problem, …more

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July 5, 2017


Restoring the (Vegetation) Balance

Aquatic Controls

Vegetation is essential for a healthy aquatic habitat, but too much of the wrong kind of vegetation has adverse effects on that environment. In order to maintain the balance that enhances habitat quality, vegetation control programs should target nuisance plants and avoid harming desirable ones. Herbicides are safe solutions for selective removal of vegetation, as long as they’re applied correctly and regulations are followed. Aquatic Vegetation Even underwater plants produce oxygen during photosynthesis, where sunlight, water and carbon dioxide combine to produce plant tissue. That process provides a major source of oxygen for aquatic animal life. Plants are also an important part of the aquatic food chain, with both microscopic plants (algae), or phytoplankton, and larger algae and flowering plants — macrophytes — providing food sources for zooplankton, insects, fish, waterfowl and mammals. Plants also provide habitat and shelter for fish, waterfowl and other wildlife. When Aquatic Vegetation Is Harmful …more

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June 6, 2017


How to Avoid Flooding From Waterways and Rivers

Aquatic Controls

Floods are on the increase as a consequence of global warming but also because of poorly maintained waterways. Water damage to homes and businesses can be devastating as a result of flooding. However, there are solutions that minimize the risk of floods from rivers and waterways which are easy to implement and can set in place a maintenance program. Read on for just a few practical ideas on ways to avoid a flood. Protect Wetland Areas Natural wetland areas are a haven for wildlife but also prevent flooding by absorbing high levels of water. By protecting these areas such as not building on the land and using floating pontoons instead of concrete, flooding can be prevented. Planting trees in strategic areas to create woodland is another natural way of removing excess water from rivers and waterways. Poor soil management also leads to flooding. Encourage farmers and gardeners in the area …more

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May 8, 2017


Aquatic Vegetation Control: Environmentally Sound, Effective Solutions

Aquatic Controls

The efficiency and capacity of irrigation ditches and systems; holding and settling ponds; stocked ponds and lakes; open tanks; streams, creeks and slow-moving or meandering rivers can be severely affected by aquatic vegetation and algae. In particular, non-native and/or invasive species, aquatic plants and algae can destroy a habitat, reduce holding and flow capacity, de-aerate water, raise water temperature, and affect water quality. Aquatic plants and algae can also destroy the aesthetics of an aqueous system. Through the use of safe, environmentally friendly chemicals that target specific species, it is possible to control or eradicate non-native and/or invasive varieties of aquatic plants and algae. Depending on the geography of the surrounding land and the size of a water habitat/system, control of aquatic vegetation and algae is generally administered using one, or a combination, of four approaches. In addition to the geography of the area, the types of aquatic plants and …more

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April 10, 2017


Can Chemicals Safely Destroy Invasive Species in Ponds and Waterways?

Aquatic Controls

Many people work long hours just so they can live in a place with a pond, lake or another waterway nearby. Unfortunately, pests and invasive species enjoy waterways just as much as we do, and if you’re not careful, they can destroy your serene aqua environment. In some instances, chemical controls are the only effective way to rid a waterway of invasive species, and if you’re wondering whether chemical controls are safe, the following information should help. Why Are Chemical Controls More Effective? Before understanding whether chemical controls are safe, you must first recognize why they’re necessary. After all, if another form of invasive species control worked, why would we even need chemical controls? The truth of the matter is that other forms of control sometimes fail at getting the job done. In fact, these controls can actually make the matter worse. Physical measures, for instance, have been shown to …more

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March 8, 2017


5 Factors to Consider When Controlling Aquatic Vegetation

Aquatic Controls

Plants are often an essential component of many aquatic environments. However, in many instances aquatic vegetation, especially in excess, can prove detrimental for a variety of reasons. When you’re controlling aquatic vegetation, it’s important to remember that the most effective methods to use will depend on a number of factors. 1. Type of Water Water that is static will require different methods to control vegetation than water that is flowing. The Virginia Cooperative Extension states that dredging and deepening is an adequate method of controlling vegetation in a shallow pond. Herbicide application can also be successful in smaller bodies of static water. Flowing water may require other methods such as mechanical or biological treatments. If there are any chemicals in flowing water, it’s often recommended to use herbicides that can be absorbed quickly, and to apply them during times of minimal wind. You should make sure to use herbicides that are deemed …more

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February 8, 2017


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