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Time-Sensitive Treatments for Spotted Lanternfly Need to Be Scheduled Now in Early Fall

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. -- Adult Spotted Lanternfly are swarming area trees in a record-breaking year for the invasive insect. Not only do Spotted Lanternfly pose a risk to the health of trees and plants, they also cause some really gross problems for homeowners.

As the bugs feed on trees, they drip sour-smelling, sticky excrement called "honeydew." It coats everything underneath where the insects are feeding. The tacky honeydew is difficult to remove from hardscapes, decks, cars, and other valuable objects on the property.

What's even worse is that the tantalizing honeydew, along with the black, sooty mold that grows from it, attracts stinging wasps. Wasps will swarm a property, and that's especially a problem if there are children playing in the yard.

Treatments Need to be Carefully Timed

Spotted Lanternfly has only been in the US since 2014, but the insect has multiplied rapidly. To determine the best way to control this new invasive pest, researchers at Penn State and the PA Department of Agriculture recommend a control program that targets the pest during the Adult stage. This stage occurs between July and November.

The Adult stage is when Spotted Lanternfly is most vulnerable to treatment. By September through November, the Adults can be found everywhere on the host trees. 1-2 sprays are needed on the trunk, limbs and foliage. This spray kills the insect on contact and the residual kills any Spotted Lanternfly that walk over or feed on the tree for up to 30 days.

Like many Tree companies battling Spotted Lanternfly, Giroud Tree and Lawn is seeing a very high interest in the control program this year.

"We're confident that these treatments will do the job," says Rodney Stahl, Jr, Giroud's Plant Healthcare Manager. "The problem is that our schedule is filling up. Homeowners, who want to have their trees treated, need to get on a program now before it's too late."

Call an ISA Certified Arborist to evaluate the property for treating valuable trees and plants when the Spotted Lanternfly Adults emerge.

For more information, visit https://www.giroudtree.com/spotted-lanternfly/

About Giroud Tree and Lawn

Giroud Tree and Lawn specializes in tree service, lawn care and mosquito and tick control programs that make customers love doing business with the company since 1974. Serving Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, the company offers professional tree and lawn evaluation, tree pruning, tree removal, insect and disease control, fertilizing, stump removal, traditional and 100% organic lawn programs and mosquito and tick control. Giroud Arborists are certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and have the knowledge and experience required to properly diagnose, treat and maintain trees and lawn health.

The company is Accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association and Better Business Bureau. The "Giroud Treework for Charity" program donates free tree care services to parks, historical sites and other non-profit organizations located in the Company's service area.

For more information, visit the company website at http://www.giroudtree.com or call 215-682-7704.

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Sunpro Solar First to Install New NeON LG Solar Panel In US

MANDEVILLE, La. -- Sunpro Solar announced today that they will be the first solar contractor in the U.S. to install the new series of LG NeON 355 watts solar panels. These new modules are more aesthetically appealing and perform with cutting-edge high efficiency to bring more savings to homeowners.

"Installers will appreciate the new module's installation flexibility and higher output in less roof space, while homeowners will know they are investing in cutting-edge renewable energy technology from a brand they know and trust," said LG Solar USA Senior Director David Chang. "LG continues to be on the cutting-edge of high-efficiency."

As the future points to increased U.S interest in residential solar, Sunpro Solar is thrilled to offer homeowners the industry's top LG solar products that come with a 25-year performance and labor warranty. Giving homeowners a greater degree of investment security from a brand they trust makes going solar an easy decision for Sunpro Solar customers.

"We are proud to be the first company in the U.S. to install the new LG-355N1C-N5 bifacial solar module," said Dean Scott, Senior Director of Operations. "Our exclusive relationship with LG Electronics has been instrumental to our fast growth across the U.S. As LG's largest solar customer in the United States, Sunpro Solar continues to purchase and install the majority of the U.S. assembled solar product from LG's plant in Huntsville, Alabama, driving U.S. manufacturing and construction jobs."

About LG Business Solutions

LG Electronics is a leading provider of high-efficiency solar modules to the U.S. commercial and residential markets. LG's U.S. solar business is part of the LG Electronics USA Business Solutions division based in Lincolnshire, Ill. LG's U.S. solar module production is located in Huntsville, Ala. LG Electronics USA Inc., headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics Inc., a $53 billion global innovator in technology and manufacturing. www.LG.com/solar.

About Sunpro Solar:

Sunpro Solar is a top solar company in the U.S. that provides affordable solar energy and battery storage solutions to homeowners nationwide. Sunpro Solar was named 5th largest residential solar contractor in the U.S. by Solar Power World magazine in 2020. Sunpro Solar operates in 15 states and is headquartered in Mandeville, Louisiana. For more information visit https://www.gosunpro.com/.

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September is National Preparedness Month: Statewide Mutual Aid Network Provides 24/7 Response to Illinois Communities

ST. CHARLES, Ill. -- Communities are continuing clean-up efforts following the summer's severe weather events, says Illinois Public Works Mutual Aid Network. This includes an Aug. 10 storm classified by the National Weather Service as a Derecho (a long-lived line of thunderstorms and intense winds) that produced widespread damage to trees, power lines, buildings, and vehicles from hurricane-force winds and 11 tornadoes.

Five Northern Illinois communities - Lombard, Oglesby, Villa Park, Spring Valley and Grant Park - received recovery assistance through their membership in the Illinois Public Works Mutual Aid Network (IPWMAN), a statewide organization that offers a standardized mutual aid agreement as a framework for communities to help each other prepare and recover from natural and man-made disasters. In total, 23 other IPWMAN member communities provided aid to those five cities and villages.

Formed in 2009 in response to revised guidelines issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) following 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, IPWMAN provides three primary benefits to members.

#1: Access to statewide resources, including equipment, expertise and people power.

IPWMAN's membership has grown from three members in 2009 to over 400 organizations in 2020 - including counties, cities, towns, villages and townships, as well as a sanitary district and a water district - serving populations that range from fewer than 500 to more than 5 million residents.

#2: Coordinated response.

IPWMAN members receive the first 5 days of disaster support at no cost. Requests for assistance go to an IPWMAN Call Center, available 24/7 and staffed by trained public works duty officers who coordinate requests and assistance to efficiently provide necessary resources.

#3: Training opportunities.

IPWMAN provides training for its members, with opportunities ranging from an annual conference that offers information on a variety of emergency response topics to meeting with others who have worked or will be working with them during emergency responses. Other training provided throughout the year includes participating in disaster simulation exercises with other organizations, offering opportunities to learn about and from those other mutual aid organizations.

Learn more about IPWMAN: https://www.ipwman.org/

See all members by county or region: https://www.ipwman.org/member-agencies

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M.G.A. Garage Door Repair Houston TX Launched Full Set of Installation Garage Door Service

HOUSTON, Texas -- M.G.A. Garage Door Repair Houston TX launched a complete set of garage door installation houston service for any type of garage door. Experienced and skilled technicians will handle the installation service.

They will also assist the clients from the beginning when clients choose the garage door. After that, the installation process will follow with technicians visiting the client's location to do the job to ensure that the newly installed door works properly. The inspection service is also included in the installation package. The inspection process will also be handled by the same technicians that did the installation process.

According to M.G.A. Garage Door Repair Houston TX representative, Barbara Clarke, "The installation of the garage door could be complicated. If you make a mistake in this part, guaranteed, your garage door won't be able to work properly. Our service is here to prevent that problem from occurring. We see it as an important element of the garage door repair Houston service that we provided. It also matches our mission to provide the most satisfying result and service for our clients. We believe this is what our clients want and the reason why we become the most reliable garage door service in Houston. And, we intend to keep and improve it."

M.G.A. Garage Door Repair Houston, TX, is one of Houston's most popular garage door service providers. The installation service is one of its garage doors category service. Other than that, this company also provides repair services for garage doors and other doors. Then, it also provides special service focusing on the garage door openers. This company also deals with the gate door, which also includes installation and system maintenance.

For more information about garage doors and the services, this company has an official website where clients can get everything they need. The guide to order and make an appointment and the consultation service are also available there.

About M.G.A. Garage Door Repair Houston TX

M.G.A. Garage Door Repair Houston TX is a local garage door service provider, operated in the Houston area. This company has been providing its high-quality service for clients in its operation area for more than ten years. The main focus is providing satisfaction and maximum job quality for the clients.

Learn more: https://www.garagedoors-houstontx.com/

Company name: M.G.A Garage Door Repair Houston TX
Phone: (713) 936-2255
Full Address: McDuffie St. Houston, TX 77098, USA
Email Address: service@garagedoors-houstontx.com
Persona: Barbara Clarke

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Fortin Ironworks’ Bee Bench Promotes Communities Coming Together

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Fortin Ironworks was inspired to design this new product because it simply felt that it gives the "right message at the right time." Bees exemplify communities working together and that was the buzz behind its new community "Bee Bench."

"As a business, we support all races, creeds and colors and hope to foster a culture that supports and nurtures communities to do the same," Robert Fortin, product developer, says. "It's a simple concept, but we hope it will deliver a deeper message."

The 48-inch, commercial-grade bench is manufactured at the Fortin Ironworks factory in Columbus, Ohio. It's constructed of solid aluminum and powder coated with a hardened black finish that can weather all conditions. It's beautifully suited for a home garden, school setting, business complex or community park.

No assembly is required. The benches are one solid unit construction and are suitable for indoors and outdoors.

Fortin Ironworks has created a small inventory that's ready to ship now. The message and size can also be customized to meet specific needs. Customizations can include names and logos too and will take approximately two to four weeks to ship. They're ideal for memorials and donor recognition too.

A special introductory sale price of only $649 is set to motivate people to make a move to build communities up, not tear them down.

To order a bench, call 614-291-4342 x220.

About Fortin Ironworks

Founded in 1946, Fortin Ironworks got its start as a small iron repair shop. Today, it designs and manufactures local installation of all commercial and residential ironwork needs. Its staff of 40 is comprised of highly-skilled craftsmen, artisans, estimators, salesmen and installers and products are manufactured in its 56,000 square-foot facility. There's also a 5,600-square foot show room that serves as its product showcase.

For more information: https://www.fortinironworks.com/

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MEDIA CONTACT:
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of Fortin Ironworks
+1-614-291-4342 x200
bob@fortinironworks.com

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Crawford Entertainment Announces an All New Season of ‘Flip My Florida Yard’ and They’re Looking for Yards to Flip

LAKE MARY, Fla. -- Crawford Entertainment, producers of the television series "Flip My Florida Yard" are currently searching for Florida homeowners and their family members to be on the show and have a portion of their yard replaced with a Florida-Friendly landscape.

Emmy(R) award-winning director Chad Crawford has teamed up with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to show how homeowners can create a landscape that is more in tune with Florida's natural environment using the 9 Florida-Friendly Landscaping(tm) principles including Right Plant Right Place and techniques for protecting water quality and quantity.

"Most people want an environmentally-friendly yard, they just don't quite know how to go about doing it," says Crawford. "Well, this series is going to show you how to do it step-by-step."

"Flip My Florida Yard" will be filmed in ten different locations throughout Florida, including areas near Miami, Jacksonville, Tampa, Tallahassee, and Orlando. They want to showcase a wide variety of landscape settings, including small urban developments, waterfront residences, and neighborhoods with strict HOAs.

Are you a Florida resident and interested in having your yard flipped? Visit our website at https://www.FlipMyFloridaYard.com to apply today. There is no cost to participate. Also be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on upcoming air times in your area.

About Crawford Entertainment:

Crawford Entertainment produces nationally-syndicated television programs and Emmy(R) award-winning original television series, including "how to Do florida" and "The Outsiders Club." "Flip My Florida Yard" will air on television stations across Florida and will stream on Discover Florida Channel(R) in the spring of 2021.

More information: https://www.crawfordentertainment.tv/

Casting Call Video (YouTube): https://youtu.be/DrHwfGzP-3s

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New Rug Website Makes Finding a Specific Rug Size a Breeze

WESTPORT, Conn. -- It's a common problem for consumers - finding just the right size area rug to fit a specific space. A new website, RugsBySize.com, launched by GetBySize, LLC, solves this problem by aggregating multiple retailers all in one place. Consumers no longer have to visit different retailers to find what they're looking for. This new website is basically one-stop-rug shopping and consumers only need to give a few clicks of the mouse.

The site currently features more than 20 retailers all in one place and includes top retailers such as Bloomingdales, Sotheby's Home, One Kings Lane, Loomy Home and more. Inventory is impressive with more than 400,000 rugs from which to choose and more are being added all the time.

RugsBySize is a helpful resource for not just individual consumers, but busy interior designers, architects and other design professionals. Time is money, so a site like RugsBySize can help boost a business's bottom line.

On the flip side, rug and carpet retailers who partner with RugsBySize increase access to more sales. They get more exposure because consumers have access to more products at a glance.

The website is user-friendly and easy to navigate. Main search criteria are size and price and searches can be narrowed by store, style and brand too.

RugsBySize gives consumers access to just about any style rug - Persian rugs, Oriental rugs, Turkish rugs, luxury rugs, modern rugs, cowhide rugs, wool rugs, hand-tufted rugs, hand-knotted rugs and kids rugs.

With RugsBySize, searching for a rug is no longer frustrating or futile. RugsBySize delivers just what the consumer needs - the perfect size rug in less time and with better results.

For more information, visit: https://www.rugsbysize.com

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How to Combat the Spotted Lanternfly Now in the Nymph Stage

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. -- The Spotted Lanternfly is a destructive insect that has invaded the Philadelphia area. All winter long, their eggs lay waiting for the warm weather, carefully encased in a protective, hardened layer of secretion. Now that they've emerge as nymphs, it's time to take action!

How to Identify Spotted Lanternfly Nymphs

Spotted Lanternfly goes through several identities during its life cycle. Adult females lay eggs in the fall, and they cover the egg masses in a secretion. This secretion dries hard and camouflages to look like dirt or clay. The young nymphs that emerge from the eggs in spring are black with white spots. In early summer, they gain red markings on their bodies. Later in midsummer, they become adults and shed their skin to form wings on their backs.

How to Get Rid of Spotted Lanternfly Nymphs

The experts at Giroud Tree and Lawn have been working closely with Penn State University's Department of Entomology and Cooperative Extension to determine the best treatments and techniques for combating Spotted Lanternfly in each of the life cycle stages. Chemical spray treatments are only recommended if there are high populations of nymphs on a specific plant or tree.

Chemical Control Treatments During the Nymph Stages

Research shows that the best time to control Spotted Lanterfly is at the adult stage. However, there is an exception. Nymph control may be warranted if the population is high enough to cause feeding damage (wilting stems). Or, if Nymphs are focusing heavily on individual plants. In these cases, homeowners should have an ISA Certified Arborist evaluate the situation and determine if targeted treatment is required.

Control of Spotted Lanternfly Nymphs is usually not warranted because nymphs love to move around. The young insects don't stay on a single plant for long. To reach all the plants that might attract nymphs, the entire yard would have to be treated with a long, residual contact spray insecticide. Even with these treatments, nymphs can still invade from other locations!

Also, although insecticide will kill Nymphs, it can also kill beneficial insects and pollinators, such as bees and butterflies. The insect experts at Giroud prefer to use these types of sprays for targeted control, not broad scale treatments.

What's the Solution for Controlling Spotted Lanterfly Nymphs?

Ultimately, the best way to combat Spotted Lanternfly during the Nymph Stage is with manual methods. Sticky bands, Circle Traps, and good old fashioned squishing are key to getting ahead of these awful insects before they reach adulthood.

Sticky bands can be found at most hardware stores and also on Amazon.com. They are easy to install, but they should be changed weekly for the best results. However, it is important to be aware that these sticky bands can accidentally trap other insects and also small animals and birds. To avoid this problem, Penn State recommends cutting the sticky bands lengthwise so the surface area is not as broad. Spotted Lanternfly Nymphs are small and climb up the tree. They will get trapped at the bottom of the sticky band, so there is no need to have such a tall band. Penn State also urges homeowners to wrap the outside of the tree with chicken wire over the area of the sticky band. This will prevent squirrels, birds, and other small animals from becoming stuck to the band.

If homeowners are concerned about trapping small animals and other wildlife in sticky bands, Penn State offers an alternative solution:

"Recent research has shown that an entirely different kind of type of trap is also very effective and can dramatically reduce the chances of capturing other creatures. This new style trap is made of plastic-coated insect screening and does not use any sticky material at all. It is basically a tunnel that SLFs walk into. When they move upward in the trap, they end up in a dead-end collection container where they die." -extension.psu.edu

Nymphs Are a Warning Sign to Take Action

Equally important, recognize that the Nymphs are an early warning sign to get prepared for the swarms. By July or August, the Nymphs will turn into Adults. That's when the real trouble begins. It's also the time when control is most effective. Adults don't move around as much and tend to attack specific trees. As a result, an ISA Certified Arborist can target the high risk trees and protect them from Spotted Lanternfly.

Researchers are anticipating a major infestation of Spotted Lanternfly this season. Once the adults begin to swarm, the demand for treatment will surge so homeowners should have the arborist evaluate the entire property for problem areas as soon as possible.

For more information, visit https://www.giroudtree.com/spotted-lanternfly/

About Giroud Tree and Lawn

Giroud Tree and Lawn specializes in tree service, lawn care and mosquito and tick control programs that make customers love doing business with the company since 1974. Serving Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, the company offers professional tree and lawn evaluation, tree pruning, tree removal, insect and disease control, fertilizing, stump removal, traditional and 100% organic lawn programs and mosquito and tick control. Giroud Arborists are certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and have the knowledge and experience required to properly diagnose, treat and maintain trees and lawn health. The company is Accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association and Better Business Bureau. The "Giroud Treework for Charity" program donates free tree care services to parks, historical sites and other non-profit organizations located in the Company's service area. For more information, visit the company website at http://www.giroudtree.com or call 215-682-7704.

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Proper Lawn Mowing Technique is Important for Successful Grass Growth

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. -- If a homeowner's lawn looks uneven and just plain ugly in some spots, how the grass is being mowed might be affecting its appearance, says Giroud Tree and Lawn. From how to set the mower height to how soon after the rain falls the grass is cut, good mowing practices are important for keeping a lawn looking vibrant, healthy, and green all season long.

Start with Clean, Sharp Blades

Before mowing the lawn, homeowners should make sure the mower blades are sharp and ready to give an even cut. Always clean mower blades between each mow to prevent the spread of fungus and diseases.

Lawn Mowing Height

Grass should always be cut at 3-4 inches or higher, especially during the warmer months. Taller grass will provide a canopy to retain soil moisture and will prevent unsightly browning, shade weed and crabgrass seeds, and facilitate deep root growth. Giroud recommends that no more than 1/3 of top growth be removed per cutting.

How Often to Mow

When mowed infrequently, tall, wet grass may leave clumps pf clippings that can smother turf and provide an opening for weed infiltration. Mow on a regular schedule, about every 7-10 days. However, homeowners should also be mindful of the weather! If there experience a dry spell, mow less often to give the grass a chance to grow. If there is a lot of rain, grass will surely grow faster; but be careful about mowing when grass is wet. Clumps of dead, wet grass left behind after a lawn mowing can lead to lawn fungus issues.

Lawn Mowing on Slopes

If the yard has a slope to it, homeowners should be careful about mowing in that area. Always mow slopes sideways to prevent scalping. Not only does this prevent damage to the lawn, but it's also a safer practice for operating the lawn mower.

Still Seeing Lawn Problems?

If homeowners find that the lawn still doesn't look good, there might have an underlying issue with the grass or soil, such as diseases or insect infestations. Call a certified Lawn Care company for a complete Lawn Evaluation.

For more information about good lawn mowing techniques, please check out https://www.giroudtree.com/blog/how-to-mow-your-lawn-the-right-way/

For more information, visit the company website at http://www.giroudtree.com or call 215-682-7704.

About Giroud Tree and Lawn

Giroud Tree and Lawn specializes in tree service, lawn care and mosquito and tick control programs that make customers love doing business with the company since 1974. Serving Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, the company offers professional tree and lawn evaluation, tree pruning, tree removal, insect and disease control, fertilizing, stump removal, traditional and 100% organic lawn programs and mosquito and tick control. Giroud Arborists are certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and have the knowledge and experience required to properly diagnose, treat and maintain trees and lawn health.

The company is Accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association and Better Business Bureau. The "Giroud Treework for Charity" program donates free tree care services to parks, historical sites and other non-profit organizations located in the Company's service area. For more information, visit the company website at http://www.giroudtree.com or call 215-682-7704.

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Garden City Plumbing & Heating Celebrates 35 Years Serving Missoula

MISSOULA, Mont. -- Garden City Plumbing & Heating is proud to announce that May 31, 2020 marks its 35th year in business serving Missoula and western Montana. Since the company's founding in 1985, Garden City continues to be local and family owned.

"Since I started Garden City back in 1985, my goal has always been to promote a family atmosphere," says Bill Schaff (Founder and President). "As a company, we have grown both in size and in our overall capabilities, but we have made sure to never lose sight of what's important. Honest, integrity, and the quality of the work we provide."

Although Garden City Plumbing & Heating, Inc started off as primarily a plumbing company, the products and services they now offer have grown substantially.

Some of the products and services they provide include:
* Residential Plumbing Service & Repair
* Residential Plumbing Installations
* Residential HVAC Service & Repair
* Furnace and Air Conditioning Maintenance
* Sewer and Drain Services
* Commercial Plumbing
* Commercial HVAC
* Custom CAD Design
* And much more!

If you have any questions about Garden City Plumbing and Heating, or would like to talk with a member of our team, contact Garden City Plumbing & Heating at 406-728-5550, or visit https://gardencityplumbing.com/contact-garden-city-plumbing/.

About Garden City Plumbing & Heating:

Garden City Plumbing & Heating, Inc. has been serving the residents and businesses of Missoula, Montana since 1985. As a family-owned and operated business, their focus is ensuring the reliability, comfort, and safety of their customer's plumbing and HVAC systems. Over the years, they have built an outstanding reputation for customer service and excellence in their work.

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