Signs of Spring.
Last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, GreenHow team members spent time at NE Grows, the annual trade show and education source for landcare professionals. Whether taking courses for Pesticide Continuing Education Units, networking with other professionals or walking around the exhibition halls to see what vendors had to offer, NE Grows never fails to remind us that spring is just around the corner, even if it began with a 4 to 5 inch snow event the opening morning. This year, there will be no New England Flower Show at the Bayside Expo, another spring to mind event that used to occur annually. Instead, to get your mind on flowers, consider BLOOMS, March 12th to 15th as an alternate event or a trip to Providence for the Rhode Island Flower Show February 19th to 22nd.
From a pest control standpoint, this is the time of year that a little prevention can prevent a lot of issues. A thorough inspection and treatment with a material like Diatomaceous Earth in cracks and crevices near infested sites can prevent a lot of carpenter ant activity and excavation in around 6 to 8 weeks when ant activity starts to ramp up in the spring. Implementing a green pest management program or integrated pest management program this time of year is an effective way to plan and to be ready for spring pest issues.
–Lauren Greenhow, General Manager, GreenHow, Inc.
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