http://onetwotree.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:33:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 Liquid Fertilizer Means Safer Water Article http://onetwotree.com/liquid-fertilizer-means-safer-water-article http://onetwotree.com/liquid-fertilizer-means-safer-water-article#respond Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:30:50 +0000 http://onetwotree.com/?p=2743 We at One Two Tree feel that it is important to inform our fellow South Floridians on the important news that concerns home owners. There is a new law is based on protecting our State’s valuable fresh and salt water resources. The head of our Spray Division (Dusty Montiel) recently wrote an article about the law […]

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We at One Two Tree feel that it is important to inform our fellow South Floridians on the important news that concerns home owners.

There is a new law is based on protecting our State’s valuable fresh and salt water resources. The head of our Spray Division (Dusty Montiel) recently wrote an article about the law that was featured in South Miami Community Newspaper and can be found here.

south-miami/liquid-fertilizer-means-safer-water  Please give it a read and feel free to comment. We will continue to update you on important news that concerns South Florida Home Owners.

 

 

 

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Pests and their Negative Effects http://onetwotree.com/pests-and-their-negative-effects http://onetwotree.com/pests-and-their-negative-effects#respond Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:19:11 +0000 http://onetwotree.com/?p=2678 Pests are defined as any harmful, noxious or troublesome organism. Common pests include insects, mites, rodents, fungi and weeds that wreak havoc on people, plants, animals or the ecology in general. How am I effected? Pests and their negative effects on people, pests are injurious to health. Pests can act as carriers for allergens which irritate […]

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Pests are defined as any harmful, noxious or troublesome organism. Common pests include insects, mites, rodents, fungi and weeds that wreak havoc on people, plants, animals or the ecology in general.

How am I effected?

Pests and their negative effects on people, pests are injurious to health. Pests can act as carriers for allergens which irritate people with sensitive medical conditions. Pest’s fecal dropping and shed skin can also become airborne, contaminating the air we breathe in.PESTS AND THEIR NEGATIVE EFFECTS

This does not even include the bacteria that can be found on pests themselves. Common household pests such as cockroaches, rats and mosquitoes are

carriers for infectious diseases and must be exterminated lest they overrun a household.

In particular, cockroaches can slip through any crack in the walls, bringing with them bacteria such as salmonella and E. coli.

Rodents likewise carry salmonella on their bodies, leaving a trail of contamination on every surface.

Mosquitoes, on the other hand, carry dengue fever. As they breed in stagnant water, it is highly recommended that water containers be frequently used up and covered.

 

Food Sources Compromised

Not only one’s health that is affected.

Even our food sources are compromised by the airborne bacteria spread by pests, hence the need of tightly-sealing food containers.

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When one says pests, a common image would be crops ruined by the onslaught or rats, insects and weeds.

Another negative effect of pests is on agriculture in particular and the economy in general.

Pests have caused losses in virtually an unlimited number of crops.

A swarm of pests could ruin a whole season’s worth of planting and careful cultivation, leading to financial loss.

It comes as no surprise that pesticides and pest control management strategies are given much importance by farmers. However, this negative impact goes beyond agriculture.

Pests also affect plants and your lawn. Habitats that provide alternative hosts or preys may also harbor pests, thereby increasing the vulnerability of that habitat and the other organisms that live in it.

The ecology also suffers from the invasion of pests.pests affect plants

These pests directly prey on native fauna, decreasing or rendering extinct the number of their prey and upsetting the balance of ecology.

Pests also destroy the habitat of other organisms as well as natural resources, leading to reduction in water quality, increase in soil erosion and degradation of land, and destruction of native plants that provide food and shelter to native species or those endemic to the place.

Another way that these vermin can harm the ecology is through their competition with native animals for food and shelter. To a certain extent, pests can even poison native animals and pass on diseases, leading to the decline of certain animal and plant species.

The worst ecological scenario that can be imagined with regards to pests is the decreased number of native species, the degradation of their natural habitats and food, and their extinction.

In general, it is of no doubt that pests are nuisances in their own right, and should not be taken lightly or else the havoc they wreak would be unprecedented.

We would love to give you a free quote to solve your residential/commercial or lawn pest control needs.

One Two Tree Inc. is fully Licensed and Insured and not only solve your immediate problem but provide long term solutions.

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Signs of Rodents in your home http://onetwotree.com/rodents-in-your-home http://onetwotree.com/rodents-in-your-home#respond Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:18:01 +0000 http://onetwotree.com/?p=2651   Rodents live in homes along with humans, and it requires serious attention before things get out of hand.   Start with a good inspection to determine which type of rodent is present, and where they nest. Get a flash light and look around your house. Typical evidence to look for in your home:   […]

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Rodents live in homes along with humans, and it requires serious attention before things get out of hand.

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Start with a good inspection to determine which type of rodent is present, and where they nest. Get a flash light and look around your house.
Typical evidence to look for in your home:

 

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Droppings

Rat droppings, fecal pellets are the most commonly encountered sign, serves as primary evidence to confirm rat infestation.

Even a small population of mice can produce thousand of droppings in a short period of time. Fresh droppings are dark in color and soft in texture, but after three days they harden and loose the dark color, age of droppings will tell you if your rodent problem is current.

 

Rodent Pathways

Rodent Pathways

Runways are usually evident in rodent infestations, rodents repeatedly use the same pathways between their nests and food sources.

Common pathways are  foundations, tree branches, electrical lines, pipe and sewer lines.

If you notice rodent pathways always have rub marks with them. Rub marks are grease marks created from oil and dirt on the rodent’s skin and often appear along wall areas next to runways.

Also, both rats and mice urinate frequently during their daily travels, a mouse is capable of depositing three thousand droplets in just twenty-four hours. Rodent urine is often deposited in their runways, and other areas they frequently visit.

 

rodent urineWhat’s that Smell?

Strong ammonia smell from there droppings and rodent odors.

It simply affirms larger rodent infestations. The more noticeable the smell is, the more rats there are.

Cats and dogs may excitedly sniff and probe an area where rodents are present and hunt them down, which is bad, because we don’t know where it has been and what decease it’s carrying.

 

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Rodent Tunes

Wait…Did you hear that?

Various annoying sounds produced by rodents and their young.

 

  • high pitched squeaks
  • gnawing sounds
  • scratching and digging noises

These sounds can commonly be heard during night inspections.

 

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Rodent bite marks are often evident.

Rats can gnaw through wood, plastics and even mild steel.

They have also been known to cause fires by chewing through wiring.

Try check your pantry and look for bite marks on food packaging
Simple inspections of these common signs will help you detect any rodent issues in your home before they become a serious problem.

 

Signs of rodents in your home can be a serious wake up call of what exist that you may not even see first hand.

Store bought traps may seem like a solution for the do it yourself type.The Harsh reality is they only capture a small percentage of rodent infestations. You may think your saving money but in the long run you may end up spending more and worsen your situation.

Kill one Kill them all!

With the size and mobility of rodents perhaps you catch a couple with store bought traps this does not solve your long term problem.

Rodents naturally are bait and trap shy and can get through the smallest entry points on your property.We at One Two Tree don’t only solve your immediate infestation we take the necessary action to ensure they don’t come back.

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One Two Tree Inc. More than just a business… http://onetwotree.com/more-than-just-business/ http://onetwotree.com/more-than-just-business/#respond Sun, 16 Mar 2014 19:30:48 +0000 http://onetwotree.com/?p=1442 Giving back to our community can be done in many ways. For One Two Tree the idea of giving back has been a conscious decision to do so by helping to promote and support meaningful local events and organizations. One Two Tree is celebrating its 26th year offering certified tree and palm trimming, as well […]

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Giving back to our community can be done in many ways. For One Two Tree the idea of giving back has been a conscious decision to do so by helping to promote and support meaningful local events and organizations.

One Two Tree is celebrating its 26th year offering certified tree and palm trimming, as well as, tree, palm, lawn and landscape healthcare services and pest control. Owner Marc Terwilliger said, “I credit much of our long-term growth and success to the loyal customers that have been using our services for decades”. “They are all part of our One Two tree family and if we can lend support to events and causes that are near and dear to their hearts; I feel it’s important to do so”.

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Many of the company’s assets are valuable to local events. The company’s tree trimming division has several bucket trucks they have donated for purposes of hoisting event photographers high above the starting line and crowds of the annual Miami Corporate Run, the Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides fund raiser and the Susan G. Komen Race For A Cure breast cancer awareness event (Terwilliger’s wife is a cancer survivor). The company’s pest control and spray division have provided products and services to Miami-Dade County’s Chapman Field baseball parks and other park facilities of local municipalities. The One Two Tree name can be seen on the jerseys of a Palmetto Bay Broncos little league team as a result of providing financial support. The Miami Marathon, The Corey for St. Jude’s Golf fund raiser, The Walk 4 Friendship, The Fairchild Gardens Ramble, The ING/Miami Marathon and many more events and organizations have meaningful connections to our customers and therefore are important to the One Two Tree family.

 

 

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Trees Increasing Miami Home Insurance? http://onetwotree.com/trees-increasing-miami-home-insurance http://onetwotree.com/trees-increasing-miami-home-insurance#respond Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:21:21 +0000 http://onetwotree.com/?p=2486 There seems to be a trend taking shape and it’s worrisome. In the last 6 months I’ve been contacted 5 times to evaluate the risk being posed by tree branches and palm fronds overhanging, or in close proximity to, the roof of a house. In each case the calls were prompted by a letter the […]

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There seems to be a trend taking shape and it’s worrisome.

Itrees-vs-home-insurancen the last 6 months I’ve been contacted 5 times to evaluate the risk being posed by tree branches and palm fronds overhanging, or in close proximity to, the roof of a house.

In each case the calls were prompted by a letter the home owner received from their insurance company.

In four of the cases the letters instructed home owners to have tree branches removed and in one case it was requesting all palm fronds be removed from one side of each, of two royal palms.

What’s interesting about this is, in every case, if what the insurance company was requesting had been complied with the trees and the palms would have posed an increase in risk, rather than less of a risk.

As a Certified Arborist, I have no more business telling a customer how to make decisions about what kind of insurance they should have than an insurance company has requiring a customer to trim trees and palms to their liking.

 

Trees Increasing Miami Home Insurance?

If the idea is to reduce risk and decrease the insurer’s liability than they might as well require the tree be removed.

Trees pose a risk. Mature trees that have been neglected typically have dense canopies that create a “sail” effect and are the most likely to fail against storm force winds, blowing over and damaging a home or other property.

Healthy and properly maintained trees pose a minimum of risk to the property.  In order to be a healthy tree, a tree needs pruning, thinning and removal of dead wood to maintain a proper branching structure.

Branches are needed for a dampening effect during high wind events.

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Any tree that is tall enough to have branches overhanging a single story roof is certainly a fairly mature tree.

Removing healthy lower branches can result in a “top heavy” tree. Removing any healthy branch can affect the structural integrity of the tree and result in large wounds that increase the tree’s susceptibility to damaging decay, pest and disease.

University of Florida has done extensive research on the impact of hurricanes on urban trees.

One study had the goal of determining, what makes a tree more wind resistant?

Among many of the lessons learned was, trees that had been pruned properly survived better and sustained less damage than poorly pruned or unpruned trees.

In fact, more trees fail in hurricanes due to poorly drained soils, compacted soils, compromised root systems and numerous other factors that have to do with trees not having proper anchoring, rather than some branches overhanging the roof!

A certified arborist is trained to evaluate and make decisions about the risk presented by trees and how branches can be pruned instead of removed.

Many options exist. Descending branchlets can be removed from a primary branch.

A branch with heavy end-weight can be “thinned”. Crossing or rubbing branches can be trimmed or may even warrant removal.

Trust the experts, call an arborist!

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Raccoons Removal http://onetwotree.com/raccoons-removal http://onetwotree.com/raccoons-removal#respond Tue, 28 Jan 2014 09:43:51 +0000 http://onetwotree.com/?p=1599 Raccoons Removal Raccoons are common in Miami. They are also one of the more vicious animals. Raccoons have an omnivorous diet and are often found going through trash and stealing food. Their natural home are usually hollow tress; however due to their adaptability and human activity and expansion, raccoons  are now acclimated to invading homes (attics, chimneys, and any other hollow […]

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Raccoons Removal

Raccoons are common in Miami. They are also one of the more vicious animals. Raccoons have an omnivorous diet and are often found going through trash and stealing food.

Their natural home are usually hollow tress; however due to their adaptability and human activity and expansion, raccoons  are now acclimated to invading homes (attics, chimneys, and any other hollow spaces) and other properties using them as a their habitation and a nest for their young.

They are considered as a nuisance as they not only steal food but also leave droppings which could carry many diseases and parasites such as roundworm and rabies.

Raccoon Facts

Female and young raccoons are especially difficult as they tend to destroy your homes not only by ripping off your home’s interior, gnaw on electrical wirings, and water pipes but also using your home as a latrine.racoons-removal

These occurrences would encourage many other pests to thrive in your home such as rats. Furthermore, raccoons also could damage your gardens by digging up your plants.

Raccoons enter houses and buildings any time of the year but typically during April and September.

This can be when the female raccoons are searching for a nest to shelter and raise their young or during their mating season in which could lead to many mating and scratching noises that could disturb your sleep.

Raccoon Traps

Despite the many bountiful challenges brought by raccoons, raccoon infestation can be solved.

Raccoons Removal in order to prevent raccoons from infesting your properties, we encourage you to keep your houses or buildings apertures and any openings closed or covered, most importantly trash cans.

It is very important that you do not feed raccoons or leave traces of food that they could easily snatch. It is also helpful to fence your gardens.

To really make sure that your dealing with raccoons, survey your house. If you find raccoon prints, raccoon droppings (usually similar in size and smell of dogs’ dropping), it is a positive sign that raccoons may be on your property.

In addition, you may also notice noises such as purring, a chittering sounds, and various growling, snarling, and snorting in the early morning, as raccoons are nocturnal.

raccoons-removal-miami-pest-controlInterestingly, raccoons do not like loud noises and when you are unfortunately encountering one, you may turn on a radio as loud as possible towards the raccoon, signaling them to leave.

Be very careful when doing this, give them space to flee and run away. Do not corner a raccoon as they may be forced to defend themselves and you could get hurt.

However, as raccoons are wild animals, it may be best to ask for professional help (One Two Tree Inc.) in trapping and getting rid of raccoons on your property as soon as you see signs of their presence. This is advisable so that infestation and damage can be avoided.

 

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Fleas Miami http://onetwotree.com/fleas-miami http://onetwotree.com/fleas-miami#respond Mon, 27 Jan 2014 10:42:43 +0000 http://onetwotree.com/?p=1579   Flea ,Scientific name: Siphonaptera Fleas Miami Fleas are known parasites that live on warm-blooded bodies. They are wingless and often dark reddish brown in color with an average length of 2mm. Fleas are agile creatures and are able to transport themselves due to their legs that help them jump relatively great distance. Their small and flat […]

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Fleas Miami

flea_tick-pest-control-miami-one-two-treeFleas are known parasites that live on warm-blooded bodies. They are wingless and often dark reddish brown in color with an average length of 2mm.

Fleas are agile creatures and are able to transport themselves due to their legs that help them jump relatively great distance. Their small and flat shape give them further advantage in moving on their hosts’ hair.

Furthermore, fleas thrive in warm and humid climates like Miami.Which speeds up the hatching of flea eggs.

Common Fleas

There are many different species of fleas, the most common one is Ctenocephalides felis, a cat flea that prefers dogs.

The cat flea is the number one external parasite of both cats and dogs and over 95% of the flea population exists in carpet and grass.

 

Life Stages of Fleas

Fleas have four different life stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adulthood. Fleas’ average lifespan is 30-90 days. In order to survive and reproduce, fleas have to consume blood.fleas-miami-on-pets

Fleas drink blood using two mouth parts. One part squirts saliva and partially digested blood into the host, and the other sucks blood from the host. This is how fleas transmit pathogens, like tapeworms, to your pet.

 

Fleas and Pets

These bloodsucking pests not only are nuisance to man and pets alike, but can also cause severe skin problems in both dogs and cats.

Flea bites cause irritation and itching, similar to the effect of mosquito bite. Animals attempt to cope with the irritation and to get rid of the fleas, they scratch themselves which could result in hair loss and in extreme cases, anemia.

Fleas are also vectors for many medical complications such as typhus and plagues.Fleas on pets

 

Flea Control

Flea infestation can easily be identified but controlling the population can be tough and strenuous. Adult fleas can be easily exterminated. In contrast, flea eggs are more problematic as they are harder to find and can easily fall into carpets, wood floors and furniture.

To get rid of fleas completely, management of fleas on pets must simultaneously occur with regular, thorough cleaning of pet resting areas indoors and out.

Once fleas infest a home, control will require a vigilant program that includes vacuuming, eliminating fleas on pets, and cleaning up and possibly treating shaded outdoor locations where pets rest. Professional pest control treatments are necessary for complete eradication. Along with our expertise customer involvement is a must for effective control.

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Funny Fridays http://onetwotree.com/funny-fridays http://onetwotree.com/funny-fridays#respond Sun, 26 Jan 2014 17:32:34 +0000 http://onetwotree.com/?p=2512 Update April 11, 2014 Launching a little web series here from beautiful South Florida to bring a little humor to close out your work weeks. Introducing Funny Fridays!We at One Two Tree Inc. feel all work and no play is just not right and would love to share some of our in house fun with […]

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Update April 11, 2014

Launching a little web series here from beautiful South Florida to bring a little humor to close out your work weeks.

Introducing Funny Fridays!We at One Two Tree Inc. feel all work and no play is just not right and would love to share some of our in house fun with the rest of our One Two Tree Family.

If you haven’t noticed we began posting some funny pictures for the past three months and have been getting great feedback.

Lets take a look back at some of these funny pictures before we officially launch Funny Friday.

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That was just some of our funny pictures to check out more click here.

You may have seen some of our beloved staff and are sure to recognize them in our first Friday entry.

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Well make sure to check our Facebook Page for more fun and Happy Friday!

Update! Here are some of the latest Friday Editions.

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A facelift with no recovery time… http://onetwotree.com/a-facelift-with-no-recovery-time/ http://onetwotree.com/a-facelift-with-no-recovery-time/#respond Tue, 27 Aug 2013 01:08:28 +0000 http://onetwotree.com/?p=1510 First impressions have always been an important aspect of the One Two Tree family. Along with the emphasis on education, training and accountability, a dress code for all employees and their vehicles is something One Two Tree feels is a part of a professional organization. Over the last year One Two Tree has upgraded many […]

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First impressions have always been an important aspect of the One Two Tree family.

Along with the emphasis on education, training and accountability, a dress code for all employees and their vehicles is something One Two Tree feels is a part of a professional organization.

Over the last year One Two Tree has upgraded many vehicles and added several new vehicles.

one-two-tree-inc.-miami-trucks-pest-control-service Some of the upgrades and all of the new additions to the fleet (pest control vehicles in miami) received their very noticeable “wraps”, which One Two Tree is so well known for.

The comprehensive make over unified the Tree Division and Spray Division vehicles with virtually identical theme wraps. Tree trimming/bucket trucks, lawn and landscape bubble trucks, pest control vehicles, sales staff cars and support vehicles now all display the bright yellow and green brand.

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And the winner is… http://onetwotree.com/and-the-winner-is/ http://onetwotree.com/and-the-winner-is/#respond Mon, 08 Jul 2013 23:42:53 +0000 http://onetwotree.com/?p=1501 Pictured is Peter Ehrich (right), a recent tree trimming customer who won our Kindle Fire HD and Stephane Calixe, the Sales Manager of our spray division, presenting the grand prize from our raffle at The Miami Design and Remodeling Home Show. Peter signed-up for a free tree trimming evaluation at the recent Spring Show and was […]

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Pictured is Peter Ehrich (right), a recent tree trimming customer who won our Kindle Fire HD and Stephane Calixe, the Sales Manager of our spray division, presenting the grand prize from our raffle at The Miami Design and Remodeling Home Show.

Peter signed-up for a free tree trimming evaluation at the recent Spring Show and was automatically entered in our drawing. “I’m thrilled, this was so unexpected”, said Peter. “ A great job trimming my trees and I win such a cool prize”!  Congrat’s Peter, it was our pleasure.

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