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How to Control Ticks on Your Property

Jul 25, 2018 0 Comments

There's no way around it- Insects in the summer time are inevitable! While some bugs are just annoying, others can pose serious risks, and ticks are at the top of the list. Ticks carry a variety of diseases that can harm you, your family and your pets. Fortunately, there are many actions you can take to protect your property from dangerous ticks and the illnesses they can carry.

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Why You Need to Worry about Spotted Lanternfly

Jun 27, 2018 0 Comments

The Spotted Lanternfly is a new pest that has invaded our area.  These beautiful but nasty bugs are swarming Pennsylvania in concerning numbers. First spotted in 2014, Penn State's Agriculture Extension has been monitoring the Spotted Lanternfly and issuing warnings about this invasive insect. They're a problem for local farmers who are losing fruit and timber crops to the insects' voracious appetite. However, homeowners are also seeing impacts that range from annoying to significant damage.  The experts at Giroud show how to spot the Spotted Lanternfly, why they're more than just a nuisance pest, and how you can help in the fight against these insects.

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Organic v. Traditional Mosquito & Tick Control: Which is Best for You?

Jun 20, 2018 0 Comments

Summertime ushers in popsicles by the pool, baseball at the park and warm nights on the patio. Unfortunately, it’s also the season for mosquitoes and ticks!  If your yard is a magnet for these bloodsucking pests, you'll want to consider a mosquito and tick control program.  With Traditional and Organic options available, how do you choose the best program?  While Traditional Programs give quick results, Giroud's 100% Organic Mosquito and Tick Program is a completely chemical-free option. Keep reading to see what kind of program is best for yard and also how a Giroud Expert can help you decide!

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CDC Reports: Mosquito and Tick Diseases Have Tripled! What Can You Do?

Jun 13, 2018 2 Comments

Summer should be a time for outdoor play, barbecues and relaxation. But, a dark cloud hangs over our sunshine-filled days: it's the threat of dangerous mosquitoes and ticks. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) has reported that illnesses and diseases from these pesky insects have tripled in the United States in the last decade!  While Lyme Disease is the most common, other diseases such as Powassan Virus, Alpha-Gal Syndrome, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Zika and West Nile Virus are also on the rise. The experts at Giroud Tree & Lawn break down the symptoms, the reasons for the increase in diseases, and how to naturally control mosquitoes and ticks in your yard and make yourself less attractive to these bloodthirsty pests.  

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Giroud is now a TCIA Accredited Tree Care Company!

Jun 04, 2018 0 Comments

Are you ever nervous about hiring a contractor? So, many questions can run through your mind.  Can you trust them to do the job safely? Will you get a fair price? Will the job be done on time? If something goes wrong, will they fix it and make you happy?

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Dead Ash Trees are Not Safe!

May 24, 2018 0 Comments

Emerald Ash Borer is a dangerous insect that invades and destroys Ash trees. They have killed thousands of trees across the country since they first appeared in 2002. But there’s something in particular that makes this situation a big cause for concern- Dead Ash Trees are Not Safe! Keep reading to see why this species of trees can pose a threat to your property and loved ones if you don’t remove it immediately.

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Is Your Property Protected from Mosquitoes for Your Backyard Parties?

May 21, 2018 0 Comments

Labor Day is almost here, and families are prepping their yards for barbecues and garden parties. As you hose down the patio furniture and sweep off the deck, you will probably be greeted by another beacon of warm weather outdoor time: Mosquitoes.

These blood-thirsty insects are an inevitable burden. When mosquitoes are eating you alive, it’s tough to enjoy your yard>  But, have no fear! Giroud Tree & Lawn offers an effective Mosquito Control Program- and it’s 100% Organic!

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Top 5 Damaging Insects You Need to Watch for on Trees & Shrubs

May 08, 2018 1 Comment

When damaging insects attack a tree, insect control by the professionals at Giroud Tree and Lawn may be required. The signs of insect infestation are unmistakable. Holes in the trunk from exit wounds, chewed leaves, sparse leaf development and excessive deadwood are just a few of the key indicators. Here are the Top 5 Damaging Insects you need to look for right now on your Trees & Shrubs!

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How to Fix Vole Damage on Your Lawn

Apr 25, 2018 0 Comments

Now that the snow has finally melted in the Philadelphia area, many homeowners are seeing strange runways chiseled through their lawns. Most likely, the culprits are voles, who have quietly dug paths under the snow all winter, digging up lawns in the process. There are ways to fix your lawn.  But, some damage is so extensive that homeowners require professional help. Besides your lawn, these little rodents can also cause big problems for certain trees and shrubs.

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Success in the Fight Against Emerald Ash Borer

Sep 21, 2017 0 Comments

The death toll continues to rise as Emerald Ash Borers cut through our region and destroy unprotected Ash Trees. But, there is a bright spot in this bleak picture. Many Ash trees can still be saved! Your ISA Certified Giroud Arborist can check if your Ash Trees can still be treated preventatively, or if they are already infested and need to be removed.

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Originally published January 1, 1970, updated August 17, 2018

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