Clean your gutters

“One Thing Leads to Another”

Cleaning gutters prevents many other issues. In 1983 an English new wave band hit the charts with “One Thing Leads to Another”. As in many other aspects of life, this is true!

But I don’t WANT to…

What if I don’t clean my gutters? This goes back to that “one thing leads to another” motto…

  • If you don’t clean your gutters, they become clogged with leaves and debris.
  • Clogged gutters don’t drain and they collect water.
  • Collected water causes wood to decay and rot

Guess who loves rotting and decaying wood? Termites! Termites feast on rotting wood.

That’s not all.

Another catchy phrase that applies to more than the “sham wow”…

As a result of clogged gutters, washed areas form. These areas can hold water close to your foundation. This causes the soil to become saturated and water can seep under your foundation. Joining the group of water loving pests are…mosquitoes!   

It’s not a fun job, but someone’s got to do it.

Overflowing gutters can wash out mulch and flower beds near your home. These washed areas can thin out your lawn. Thin lawns give weed seeds an open area to grow and germinate. 

Termites, mosquitoes and now thin and weedy lawns, all because no one likes to clean out their gutters!

Make it a priority to clean out your gutters this summer. While we don’t offer gutter cleaning services, Lawn and Pest Services can assist you with termites, mosquitoes and weed control. 

Contact us here and we will send a licensed pest technician to give you a quote. We serve the North Mississippi and Memphis area neighborhoods of Tennessee.

The Ultimate Guide To Mosquito Control On Your Property

As a property owner, you’re well aware of mosquitoes’ pesky and potentially harmful nature. While their bites may lead to an itchy red bump, these insects can also transmit serious illnesses like malaria. It’s no wonder you’re concerned about keeping them at bay!

Protecting your property from mosquitoes can seem daunting, be it your home or business. But it doesn’t have to be! With this blog, you’ll be completely aware of the danger of mosquitoes and how to battle them.

Why Mosquitoes Are More Dangerous Than You Think

Mosquitoes are a serious threat to the health of humans and animals. Their bites can cause on your skin itchiness, irritation, and discomfort due to an allergic reaction to their saliva. They can also potentially spread dangerous diseases.

Among these diseases, you can find the most commons are malaria, as we mentioned above, dengue fever, Zika virus, and West Nile virus. All these illnesses can have devastating consequences for those infected, ranging from fever, headaches, nausea, and even paralysis and death.

What’s worse is that mosquitoes can also transmit several diseases and parasites to dogs and horses, such as dog heartworm, eastern equine encephalitis, and West Nile virus. These ailments can have profound health implications for your animals if not treated properly.

The Most Common Mosquito Breeding Grounds

Mosquitoes breed in moist and stagnant areas, providing the ideal conditions for laying their eggs. Depending on the species, you can find them in permanent water sources, like rivers and ponds. However, some species prefer temporary water sources like marshes and clogged ditches.

To identify potential mosquito breeding sites on your property, look for any standing water, such as old tires, buckets or cans, birdbaths, outdoor pet dishes, and clogged gutters. If you have a pond on your property, moderate it or add fish that feed on mosquito larvae.

Next, inspect the edges of your property for tall grasses and thick vegetation. Mosquitoes prefer to hide in these areas during the day and will lay their eggs nearby. Lastly, check for clogged gutters or other containers that may collect water after a rainstorm.

Top 5 Tips for Effective Mosquito Control

Mosquito control should be a priority for any property owner. You can take many simple and practical steps to help reduce the number of mosquitoes on your property and reduce the risk of disease transmission:

  1. Eliminate Mosquito Breeding Grounds: Get rid of any area with standing water. Empty and replace the water in every feature, like pools and fountains.
  2. Cover up! Ensure there aren’t gaps in windows, doors, and walls where mosquitoes can enter. You can use the netting in baby beds to cover every window too!
  3. Use EPA-registered mosquito repellents when necessary and closely follow label directions and precautions.
  4. Repellents are always welcome! When needed, take advantage of EPA-registered mosquito repellents.
  5. Change your lights! Installing yellow “bug” lights outdoors can help reduce pesky mosquitoes in your vicinity.

The Role of Professional Mosquito Control Services

Professional pest control services are vital in reducing the risk of disease transmission from mosquitoes. These services are designed to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds and reduce their population strategically.

Professional pest control companies use effective and safe techniques to help you protect your people, pets, and property. Moreover, you will enjoy your outdoor experience without worrying about pesky mosquitoes or health risks!

With Lawn & Pest Solutions, you can eliminate any mosquito infestation and keep them under control without damaging any green area. Our skilled professionals will work with you to create a tailored plan against mosquitoes while preserving your precious green space.

Protect Your Property from Mosquitoes with Lawn & Pest Solutions

Don’t let those pesky mosquitoes ruin your outdoor fun and put you and your loved ones at risk for diseases. Say goodbye to the hassle and keep those bugs under control with the help of Lawn & Pest Solutions, your trusted pest control company since 2002.

Our mission has always been to provide top-notch service with a smile and affordable prices. Let us help you enjoy your outdoor spaces without the buzzing and biting distractions of mosquitoes – your backyard paradise awaits! All you need to do is:

  1. Request an estimate on our website. Or, call us at 662.257.3149 if you’re in Mississippi or 901.560.2399 if you need us in Tennessee.
  2. Schedule an appointment
  3. Get the protection your property needs from mosquitoes!


How to choose a termite professional

Before you decide how to choose a termite professional, you may ask, do you “need” a termite professional? 

Yes you do, and here is why.

Termites cause $5 billion in damage per year to homes in the United States. FIVE BILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGE, PER YEAR.

Insurance covers that, right? 

Rarely. Termite damage is considered preventable through “home maintenance.” In the simplest terms, if you could have prevented it, you should have.

Do your research

When choosing a termite professional it is important to do your homework. States regulate and require that termite technicians be licensed. However, some companies do the minimum required to satisfy those regulations.

Constant training at Lawn and Pest Solutions

Weekly meetings and occasional class settings provide Lawn and Pest Solutions pest techs with the most up-to-date information and training available. We choose to provide additional training in order to provide the safest and most effective termite protection to our customers.

In addition to training our technicians, our licensing requires ongoing training for management. Being a select provider of the Sentricon System requires even more training and in-depth knowledge of termites.

 Not only are our techs getting more training, our management is required to have ongoing training. All of this education is a part of being licensed to provide the Sentricon System for our customers.

What is a termite contract?

Before you sign a contract, make sure you fully understand the details and pricing. Don’t be afraid to ask your technician lots of questions. 

At Lawn and Pest Solutions, a termite contract includes:

  • An interior AND exterior inspection of your home.
  • A full treatment as defined by state regulations.  This can be a liquid application that is trenched and injected into the soil around your foundation, or a bait station application around the perimeter of your home

Your termite contract should include:

  • type of application performed
  • products used
  • diagram of the structure treated
  • cost for the initial treatment and ongoing annual inspections.

Annual inspections must include:

  •   interior AND exterior inspection of your home

Please note: If your current provider comes by and hangs an invoice once a year, you have not received a proper inspection. 

Prevention is the best medicine. 

When choosing a termite professional, we make it pretty easy. Avoid the costs and headaches of repairing your home with a Termite 360 program from Lawn & Pest Solutions. Check out our Ask Paul termite playlist if you have any questions!

Contact our office any time of day or night and let us schedule a visit to your home or business. Our company offers the best termite and pest control services! Lawn and Pest Solutions serves the North Mississippi and Memphis, Tennessee areas.