The Red Velvet Mite (Trombidiidae)

The Red Velvet Mite (Trombidiidae)

Red Velvet Mites or Rain Bugs (Trombidiidae) are arachnids found in soil litter and known for their bright red color. They won’t bite you, but they can be a nuisance, as they actively crawl around as active predators looking for aphids, ants and other critters to eat....
Juniper Disease

Juniper Disease

We are seeing some “dead spots” in Juniper’s currently; what is going on? With all the rain we are getting, blight diseases and root rot are everywhere. So, what do you do? You are not going to like the answer, but there is not a magic spray to fix this. Of course,...
Planting a Butterfly Garden

Planting a Butterfly Garden

April is upon us and spring has sprung, so it’s time to plant that butterfly garden! We know everyone likes butterflies, so here are some plant tips and selections. You can likely pick them up at your favorite lawn and garden center. A good butterfly garden will have...
Spring Pre-emergent for Crab Grass Control

Spring Pre-emergent for Crab Grass Control

We know that Crabgrass will start germinating with a 24-hour soil temperature average of 53-55 degrees, measured at a depth of 2-4 inches. Because our area temperatures vary widely in the River Valley and Northwest Arkansas, the exact date can vary. This generally...

What’s My Bermuda Grass Doing In The Winter?

Well, for one thing “it is alive” but the leaves and some of the vegetative structure may be brown or tan. So, as temperatures fall below 60 degrees Fahrenheit Bermuda will slowly initiate dormancy. Once temperatures drop to between 50 and 55 degrees...

Why a Pre-Emergent on My Lawn?

Here at Tri-Hill Turf & Pest we recommend a Pre-Emergent on the customer’s lawns we care for with our lawn programs. We will use a pre-emergent in the fall and spring to help prevent weeds from germinating its seed. The pre-emergent is the barrier that helps keep...

House Centipedes

Let’s get to know the House Centipede. They’re often seen darting across floors. Their cylindrical body can grow to an inch or more in length. They are yellowish brown and have three dark stripes down their back. They have 15 pair (30) legs that increase...
Where do bed bugs come from and how do they spread?

Where do bed bugs come from and how do they spread?

We have been in the pest business a long time and honestly, up until a few years ago bed bug calls were few and far between. In my 30+ years of pest control, I hadn’t even seen a bed bug until maybe 10 years ago! That has all changed and bed bugs are a big deal...
Do Dirt Daubers Sting?

Do Dirt Daubers Sting?

I’ve always liked Dirt Daubers. I like the way their little “homes” look like the bead of a good weld on metal. But do they sting? While they can sting, it’s unlikely. They are not very aggressive and don’t defend their nest like Red Wasp...

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