Fall Barricade

Tis the season to get your house protected. Fall is a popular time to get your house treated for good reason.

As it gets colder the insects will be looking for a warm place to reside for these cold months. Guess where that place is? That's right, your home. It is also spider mating season so male spiders have left their webs and are searching everywhere for a female. If you get your house sprayed now, it will keep them out and away from you and your family. If you get a single inside/outside barricade we…

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On the news, again!

Spider Spray was asked to be on the news again the end of July, we just never posted it here.  You can read the article on the KSL website or you can watch the video right below!

 

We would like to make a disclaimer that if you watch the video "How to deal with bed bugs" that there is some misinformation given that we do not agree with nor endorse.

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When in Doubt Compost

Soil is the backbone of your garden and lawn. Nothing else really matters. If your soil is enriched with decomposed organic matter, your plants will be naturally fed by nutrients released by soil microbes working underground. One of the best ways to add organic matter to your soil is with compost.

Compost improves your soil texture and structure, supplies and helps retain nutrients, provides moisture and aeration, helps control weeds, and reduces the need to buy fertilizers. Compost will improve any type of soil.

-If you add organic matter to sandy soils, you won’t have to water as frequently.

-If you add organic matter to silty soil, the soil will be less slippery and allow…

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Stay away from "Weed and Feed" Products

"Weed and feed" products are synthetic fertilizers mixed with herbicides. They are used by almost everyone and the general public does not know of the harm they are doing to their pets, children, water ways, and soil.

"Weed and Feed" products kill the microrganisms living in the soil that break down organic matter, provide nutrients to plants, and hunt and destroy harmful insects like grubs. I just finished reading "Joy in your Garden A Seasonal Guide to Gardening" by Joy Bossi and Karen Bastow and she stated her feelings about "weed and feed" products.

Stay away from the "weed and feed" type products.…

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Organic Conversion

So there has been a lot of excitement here at Thorn Pest Solutions about our new organic lawn care program and I thought I would share a few thoughts about why we as a company have chosen to completely change our lawn program from synthetic to organic.

When we as a company decided to include lawn care to our list of services 6 years ago we enlisted the help of several lawn care professionals that had been in the industry for over 25 years. They helped us design an effective synthetic fertilizer program that was better then 99% of the companies out there. There was one thing wrong with what we did. We trusted what everyone else was doing and joined…

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Utah Valley Spring Home and Garden Show

We're doing another show! We are going to be at the Utah Valley Spring Home and Garden Show this week March 19th and 20th at Utah Valley University's McKay Events Center.

Once again we will be having a great time showing everyone some of our insects, demonstrating how Radar works and most importantly we will be offering a DEEP discount for an inside/oustisde barricade to those who schedule their appointment at the show! We'd love to see you there.

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Salt Lake's Spring Home and Garden Expo

Be sure to stop by and see us at Salt Lake Tribune's Spring Home and Garden Expo at the South Towne Expo Center this week March 11-14.

It is always a lot of fun for us to participate in these shows. We love meeting and talking to everyone, exhibiting some of our insects, demonstrating how Radar works and even giving out some of our famous Chocolate 'Chirp' Cookies and most importantly we will be offering $20 off an inside/oustisde barricade to those who schedule their appointment at the show!

We'll keep you updated with…

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