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Keeping Your Home in Tip-Top Shape During Swarm Season

alabama professional servicesRainy weather followed by warm, humid temps—sound familiar? In Alabama, it’s a near-constant state of being, especially during this time of year. Aside from the muggy air permeating your lungs and making you feel generally uncomfortable, this Deep South state of being is synonymous with termite swarm season.

Swarm season occurs in full force when a colony of termites reaches a certain size during humid months like March, April, May, and June. However, swarms can occur during unseasonably warm, wet months—making Alabama a prime candidate for early infestations. Swarmers found outdoors near tree stumps and railroad ties are not necessarily an indication that your house is infested, but they can mean that if the pests are close by, it’s only a matter of time before their feeding frenzy makes its way to your home. If you have found swarmers indoors, you have likely become the victim of a termite infestation.

In Birmingham, Alabama, termites cause more structural damage each year than floods, storms, and fires combined… Read Entire Article

Pre-Emergent Care is a Preemptive Strike Against Weeds and Pests

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Pesky pop-ups of unwanted, unsightly growth that choke out your favorite shrubs and flowering plants. Poisonous spiders. A sleep-spoiling cacophony courtesy of crickets. Creepy centipedes. Stomach-turning roaches. They say the best defense is a good offense—and when it comes to combating the threat of weeds and pests, NOW is the time to take action to protect your home from not only the downright unattractive, but also the truly dangerous.

Because weeds compete with grass for sunlight, water, and essential nutrients, they decimate the quality of your lawn as a whole . In little to no time at all, common threats like crabgrass and chickweed spread like wildfire, smothering out the carefully cultivated elements of your yard and the plants you actually intended to be there. By eliminating the threat of a weed invasion when the weeds are still in their seed stages, you can overpower them, essentially nipping them in the bud before they grow too large to manage easily. The same goes for pests commonly occurring in our area—from the lowly cockroach to the menacing brown recluse, when it comes to critters that can certainly ruin your day (or at least scare the wits out of you!), acting against the imminent threat before it appears is the most effective means to maintaining your peace of mind.

The preeminent strike against unwelcome weeds is referred to as a pre-emergent control. When it comes to pre-emergent weed control and stopping pests, timing is everything. First, the proper herbicide and pesticide must be selected based on the threat at hand. Factors like climate, humidity, and soil quality all come into play when determining when to apply the pre-emergent treatment as a proactive punishment to your unwanted guests. However, even the slightest misstep—improper application (using too little or too much) and/or poorly timed implementation—can render your attack useless. Thanks to a knowledgeable team of experts at Alabama Professional Services (APS), you can eliminate wasted time and money while eliminating all of the guesswork.

APS is proud to offer the advantage of possessing extensive, hands-on knowledge and research about different types of weeds and pests. APS serves Irondale, Huntsville, Birmingham, and the surrounding areas. A dedicated team of APS specialists can effectively resolve your weed woes and pest problems before they get out of hand. As experienced professionals offering unparalleled service in Alabama for forty years, APS is confident in the ability to eradicate the threat these trespassers impose.
And all it takes is your initiative. Call the shield at 205-951-9717 , and you will be on your way to the specified, comprehensive treatment and ongoing care you deserve for your home and lawn. For more information about all of Alabama Professional Services’ offerings, visit alabamaprofessional.com .