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September 2015

Pest Control For Your Home

Unwanted Guests
Unwanted Guests

Unwelcome guest are never fun – especially if they are pests in your home. No matter if you live in the city, in the country or somewhere in between – we all get pests of some sort in our homes.

Ants, bugs, flies, fleas, rats….. EWWWW!!!

So the first thing you will want to do call a pest control company.  Who do you call… ok not Ghostbusters.  My recommendation is:

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Why Are Trees So Important?

Aspen Color Change

I love fall – because it means cooler weather, a change in seasons, and the leaves changing color. No matter where you are there are tours to see the fall colors.  Bike rides through Maine, hikes in Aspen Colorado and driving tours throughout the midwest.  It’s no wonder there are so many stories about people saving trees and planting new ones.  It’s because they are so important for shade and beauty and for our existence!

Here are a few benefits to having trees:

Trees cool the streets and the city and us

Temperatures in southern California have risen by about 5°F in the past 50 years. It’s because we have less trees and more roads and buildings. Trees offer shade for our homes and streets.  They release water vapor into the air through their leave and can actually cool your house and neighborhoods by 10 degrees!  This means you will need less air conditioning in the summer – saving money and reducing pollution from our power plants. Plant trees on southern and western sides of your house to block the most sunlight.

Skin cancer on the rise every year.  Trees reduce  exposure by about 50 percent.  We need more trees at schools and playground where our kids spend so much of their time outside!


Trees help stop global warming

Did you know that trees actually absorb carbon dioxide?  All the excess carbon dioxide build up in our atmosphere contributes to climate change. Trees absorb it and release oxygen back into the air!

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Tree Service in San Clemente: Why Do Quotes Vary?

San ClementeWhen calling around for tree service in San Clemente, quotes can vary. It can be confusing and frustrating. It may cause you to put off a service that you should have done now –that could even cost more later.

Tree trimming and tree removal can be expensive but necessary. There is the safety of your home and your family to consider along with the cost. So, let’s chat about the things that can influence the cost of tree services in San Clemente.

1. Difficult access – If access for tree equipment isn’t good, it can cause a job to take a lot longer! If anything has to be done by hand for a long distance it may require a bigger crew and cost more.

If equipment can be brought up to the trees it saves time and dollars. If access is limited by narrow spaces, landscaping, fences, etc, it can add time to the job as well. However, If the tree service company can pull up next to the tree in a driveway or on the street, it’s going to cost less than trimming a tree that is hanging over a swimming pool or in a hard to get to place in your yard.

Also, is your community gated? Are there only certain days and times when trees and shrubs can be trimmed?

2. Danger – If your tree has been dead for a while (over 2 years), it will probably cost more than a tree that is dying and needs to be removed. It is harder to climb trees that have dead for a while, so more care and expertise is required. Can you imagine climbing dead tree branches with a chainsaw? If the tree has limbs that overhang an area where people frequent, it could be quite dangerous and could be more costly.

When a tree is dead, it is not secure and extremely unpredictable. Some times the only way to remove a dead is by crane. The extra cost involved in using a crane is amazing! Call Tree Service San Clemente as soon as you see a tree dying; it will save you money and be much safer for our tree crews to remove.

Recently dying trees can be removed more easily and use more tradition methods. Hollow trees are dangerous to trim or remove, because the level of rot is hard to determine until cuts are made

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