Monticello Fall Home & Garden 2018 Spring Home and Garden 2019

A SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT TO The Monticello Times, Crow River News and Osseo-Maple Grove Press Pesky pests can be controlled BY JEFFREY HAGE MONTICELLO TIMES mind, Ernst says) because an available food source falls below bird feeders as the birds fi ll up on the seed, nuts and berries with which we fi ll our feeders. It’s safe to say that recreational bird watching feeds many of our pest prob- lems. “It’s nice to see birds, but know that they bring a risk of rodents,” Ernst said. As warmer temperatures arrive with the changes in the season, people take more time to enjoy their lawns, patios, and barbecue areas. But nothing ruins a nice day outside more than seeing a rat or mouse scurrying on by. Their pres- ence can be problematic as they can damage your home and landscaping. “They can be quite destructive,” Ernst said. Especially if they are entering a struc- ture. Rodents are also drawn to all types of garbage, which means it’s important to block their access to your household waste. There are things that Ernst can do to help with pest problems that center around animals, he said. That includes They creep. They crawl, They fl y. They sprawl. They’re pests and can drive homeown- ers crazy in the spring of the year. Professional pest control application Andrew Ernst tracks down those pesky pests on a daily basis. He is the owner of Bright Pest Solutions, a pest control company that services the Twin Cities and its suburbs. Andrew Often times, we are to Ernst blame for our own pest problems. That’s because we are the ones who provide pests like mice, rabbits, ants and box elder bugs good shelter- and those shelters often times are diffi cult to remove, Ernst said. In addition to shelter, we often un- knowingly provide pests with good food sources. Just look no further than your bird feeder, for example. Bird feeders attract mice and other animals (squirrels and rabbits come to Pests/See page 2 MEET THE COMPANY WHO KNOWS COMFORT INSIDE AND OUT. BUT ESPECIALLY INSIDE. RECEIVE UP TO $2,700 IN REBATES* ASK ABOUT 18 MONTHS “NO INTEREST” FINANCING** with the purchase of qualifying equipment! $89 Furnace or Air Conditioning Operation and Safety Inspection*** 763-497-2290 www.bdplumbers.com 4145 MacKenzie Ct NE St. Michael, MN 55376 PM059287 Offer expires 6/14/2019. *Rebate requires purchase of qualifying items between March 11, 2019 to June 14, 2019. Qualifying items must be installed by June 21, 2019. Rebate claims (with proof of purchase) must be submitted (with proof of purchase) to www.lennoxconsumerrebates.com and approved no later than July 5, 2019. Rebate is paid in the form of a Lennox Visa ® prepaid debit card. Card is subject to terms and conditions found or referenced on card and expires 12 months after issuance. Conditions apply. See https://www.lennox. com/terms-and-conditions for complete rebate terms and conditions. **Offer available March 11, 2019 to June 14, 2019. ***See your local dealer for details. © 2019 Lennox Industries Inc. Lennox Dealers are independently owned and operated businesses. www.a1outdoorpower.com visit www.exmark.com 7630 Commerce St., Corcoran, MN 55340 763-420-2748