How to Get Rid of Walnut Twig Beetles

Pest ControlBlake Johnston
Walnut Twig beetles are small in size, about 1/16 inch at most. They have a reddish brown color and spikes coming out from their body. A striking difference are the ridges that the species have behind their head, about 4-6 concentric ridges.

How to Get Rid of Walnut Twig Beetles

Pest ControlBlake Johnston
Walnut Twig beetles are small in size, about 1/16 inch at most. They have a reddish brown color and spikes coming out from their body. A striking difference are the ridges that the species have behind their head, about 4-6 concentric ridges.

How to Save Your Trees From Bagworms

Pest ControlBlake Johnston
What are Bag Worms? Bagworms are a hybrid insect with both a moths and insect characteristics, a part of the Lepidoptera family. There are about 13...

How to Get Rid of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Killing Orchards

Pest ControlBlake Johnston
Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs can be annoying for farmers and homeowners alike. They can easily be removed with the help of pesticides with the proper sprayer or fogger, depending where you want to get rid of them.
Why Should I Use Concrete Sealants, Top Cast, and Forming Oils?

Why Should I Use Concrete Sealants, Top Cast, and Forming Oils?

Concrete FinishingBlake Johnston
There are many different solutions and agents that can been used to help achieve your desired concrete finish. From sealants to forming oils, it is important to understand the chemicals available to execute and elevate your concrete finishing work.
Top 10 Concrete Finishing Tools

Top 10 Concrete Finishing Tools

Compaction EquipmentBlake Johnston
There are many tools that are involved in pouring concrete. You may find that investing in professional equipment such as power screeds, trowels, and more can save you time, money, and energy - while providing your concrete pour a superior finish.
Should I Be Worried About Murder Hornets?

Should I Be Worried About Murder Hornets?

Diseases & VectorsBlake Johnston
Recently, colossal hornets have been spotted in the United States that received nationwide news.   What are Murder Hornets? Murder Hornets, also kn...
How to Assemble and Start a Tomahawk Pro Series Concrete Screed

How to Assemble and Start a Tomahawk Pro Series Concrete Screed

Concrete FinishingBlake Johnston
Powered by the incredible Honda GX35 engine Tomahawk Pro Series Screeds are the ultimate concrete finishing tools for professional concrete jobs. Watch this quick guide to help you assemble and start up your Tomahawk Power Screed today!
How to Replace a Carburetor for a TMD14 Backpack Fogger

How to Replace a Carburetor for a TMD14 Backpack Fogger

How ToBlake Johnston
Tomahawk Backpack Foggers are perfect for backyard pest control and with routine maintenance, can give you years of service life! Watch this quick guide to help you save money and replace your Backpack Fogger’s carburetor today!
Concrete Pool Deck Design Ideas

Concrete Pool Deck Design Ideas

Concrete FinishingBlake Johnston
backyard swimming pool has been a popular addition to many households, along with the abundance of leisure it has to offer, it adds value to the house and looks attractive. With a pool deck you can make it even more visually appealing.
Questions to Ask Your Concrete Contractor

Questions to Ask Your Concrete Contractor

Concrete FinishingBlake Johnston
Whether you building an addition to your home or a new patio, the concrete pour will be the most important task to check off your list. A highly qualified and experienced concrete contractor will help you knock this out of the park with out a headache.
Concrete vs. Asphalt: How Should I Build My Driveway

Concrete vs. Asphalt: How Should I Build My Driveway

Concrete FinishingBlake Johnston
A beautifully renovated driveway not only looks pleasant to the eyes but also makes the house stand out. A driveway is an essential exterior feature that can help increase the value of you home.
Increase the Value of Your Home with a Concrete Patio

Increase the Value of Your Home with a Concrete Patio

How ToBlake Johnston
Patios are an incredible addition to any home. By simply pouring a concrete slab or laying down brick, you can easily increase the value of your home.
Keeping Your Garden Looking Incredible Starts with Weed Removal

Keeping Your Garden Looking Incredible Starts with Weed Removal

LandscapingBlake Johnston
Weeds are common plants that have no positive value as far as food or nutrition. Weeds are not only unattractive, but also compete for water, nutrients, and sunlight which results in your garden, lawn, and more to starve and die
At Home Concrete Repair: How to Fix Your Driveway or Sidewalk Cracks

At Home Concrete Repair: How to Fix Your Driveway or Sidewalk Cracks

Concrete FinishingBlake Johnston
Does your sidewalk, that leads to your front porch or driveway, have cracks or uneven surfaces? If so, in many cases this can be fixed using two techniques.
What is EEE or Triple E And How to Avoid It

What is EEE or Triple E And How to Avoid It

Diseases & VectorsBlake Johnston

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) or commonly reffered to as "Triple E" is an extremely rare but severe and often fatal infection that causes inflammation of the brain. Infected mosquitoes often transmit the EEE virus to humans.

 

Tick Diseases You Need to Know About in the United States

Tick Diseases You Need to Know About in the United States

Diseases & VectorsBlake Johnston
Tick are a common vectors of Lyme disease and other harmful diseases all over the United States. Other species of tick include the black-legged tick,  western black-legged tick, brown dog tick, and Rocky Mountain wood tick.
What is Zika And How to Avoid It

What is Zika And How to Avoid It

Diseases & VectorsBlake Johnston
The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne infection. The outbreak in the United States affected many people and led to many cases of severe congenital disabilities. It is advised to get a few tests done after returning from an affected area just in case.
Mosquito Diseases You Need to Know About in the United States

Mosquito Diseases You Need to Know About in the United States

Diseases & VectorsBlake Johnston
A disease vector is an agent that can carry and transmit an infectious pathogen to another living organism. In most cases, a vector refers to blood-feeding insects and ticks.
What Is Ehrlichiosis and How to Avoid It

What Is Ehrlichiosis and How to Avoid It

Diseases & VectorsBlake Johnston
Ehrlichiosis is a bacterial illness transmitted by ticks that causes flu-like symptoms. The signs and symptoms of the illness range from mild body aches to severe fever and usually appear within a week or two of a tick bite. 
Should I Be Worried About the Lone Star Tick?

Should I Be Worried About the Lone Star Tick?

Diseases & VectorsBlake Johnston
The lone star tick is a species of tick that aggressively feeds on a host to complete each stage of its life cycle. It is know to spread Alpha-gal Syndrome. The condition begins when a lone star tick releases a sugar molecule, alpha-gal, into the human body through its bite.
What Is Lyme Disease and How to Avoid It

What Is Lyme Disease and How to Avoid It

Diseases & VectorsBlake Johnston
Lyme disease is an infection caused by the Borrelia Burgdorferi bacteria. The bacteria can be transmitted to humans through an infected black-legged or deer tick bite.
What Is a Power Trowel and Why to Use One

What Is a Power Trowel and Why to Use One

Concrete FinishingBlake Johnston
Power Trowels are a key component in the finishing process and is a step that should not be missed. Using one will make your job easier and your work more professional.
What Is Alpha-gal Syndrome and How to Avoid It

What Is Alpha-gal Syndrome and How to Avoid It

Diseases & VectorsBlake Johnston
Alpha-gal syndrome has been recently identified as a type of food allergy to red meat. Most  Alpha-Gal Syndrome cases usually occur in and around areas populated by the Lone Star tick. There are many ways to avoid ticks.
What is West Nile Virus And How to Avoid It

What is West Nile Virus And How to Avoid It

Pest ControlBlake Johnston
About 1 out of 5 people develop mild symptoms like fever, also called the West Nile fever. The most effective way to prevent WNV and other mosquito-borne diseases is to eliminate mosquitoes.
How to Vibrate Concrete - Tips Techniques and More

How to Vibrate Concrete - Tips Techniques and More

Concrete FinishingBlake Johnston
There are a variety of tools that are required to complete any concrete job.  One of the most important tools for any of these jobs is the concrete vibrator.  
Most Common Pests in Australia - Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

Most Common Pests in Australia - Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

How ToBlake Johnston
If you are looking to hire professionals to take care of these pest or even deal with them yourself, there are a few tricks you can start with to get rid of them quickly. 
Soil Compaction Techniques and Equipment for Building Retaining Walls

Soil Compaction Techniques and Equipment for Building Retaining Walls

Compaction EquipmentBlake Johnston
Retaining walls aren't difficult to build as long as you know what you are doing. Before you decide to do the job on your own or even hire someone else to do it for you, you must understand the mechanics of building a retaining wall.
How to Build a Concrete Sidewalk with the Compaction Equipment

How to Build a Concrete Sidewalk with the Compaction Equipment

Compaction EquipmentBlake Johnston
Sidewalks and walkways are essential to any development and should be built by following the right procedures. The right crew, weather, and compaction equipment, will be fundamental to your success.
What to Look for When Purchasing a Rammer?

What to Look for When Purchasing a Rammer?

Compaction EquipmentBlake Johnston
There are a few decisions to be made when you decide to purchase a rammer. Many people who rent realize that after only a few weeks of renting a rammer it is completely worth it to invest in a rammer. 
The Pros and Cons on Concrete

The Pros and Cons on Concrete

Concrete FinishingBlake Johnston
Even though concrete is reasonably easy to maintain, the manufacturing, pouring, and sealing of concrete is important to maintaining a longer lifespan.
Types and Uses of Concrete Vibrators

Types and Uses of Concrete Vibrators

Concrete FinishingBlake Johnston
When it comes to many concrete jobs from warehouse floors to large parking structures, a concrete vibrator is needed for the best results. Without a concrete vibrator, concrete structures can deteriorate from weather, earthquakes, and more over time. 

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