Earning your trust since 1960

We provide landscape health care treatments for lawns, trees and shrubs designed specifically for our area

  • The unique bio-fertilizer products we use are manufactured in Olympia specifically for our area by our sister company, Plant Essentials, LLC , whose products are sold to golf and landscape care professionals.
  • We offer tree preservation consulting and treatment programs to extend the life of trees and protect them from disease and insects.
  • We offer Home Shield Pest Prevention, a monitoring and treatment program designed to protect dwellings and structures from wood destroying and nuisance insects and rodents.
  • We are family owned, serving homeowners, schools and businesses in this area for over 50 years.

For more information call Robyn or Kristie, our very competent office team, at 360-491-7711

Thank you!
Neal Wolbert, President


Featured articles from our blog

Rats, mice and stress

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Although there are several rodents that could be considered pests in the Northwest, rats and mice are the 2 species noted for consistently infesting and damaging homes and businesses as well as posing a health risk to humans. Mice have been an ongoing part of the pest control challenge here in the Northwest for as long as there have been settlements here. Norway rats have plagued the waterfronts of Puget Sound for nearly as long, having been accidentally imported on ships from Europe.

Recently, our shipping industry has given rise to a fairly new rodent pest in the Northwest, The Asiatic Tree Rat or more commonly, Roof Rat. These rats are capable of traveling long distances on power lines, trees and are happy to adapt to all kinds of environmental and weather conditions. Populations of these vermin have exploded exponentially over the last few years and are now being seen all over Thurston County and elsewhere around developed Puget Sound areas. The pest control industry has had to adjust quickly to this new challenge.

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Those Beautiful, Pesky, Deer

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Naturally we enjoy seeing wild animals but not so much when they damage our landscapes. Deer, on the other hand, enjoy our landscapes for their tender, juicy offerings. Roses and arborvitae are among their favorite treats and it can be particularly disappointing to anticipate gorgeous blooms and wake up to find our beautiful rose buds and blooms neatly clipped off.

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Wet Spring

spring rain treesOnce again, extended wet weather in our area (we’re on track for record rainfall for the month of March), is setting us up for the potential for serious plant fungus infections and damage. As it continues to rain, pathogens awakened by moisture and rising temperatures, are then splashed or blown onto tender, emerging leaves or blossoms where the damage then begins. Ideally, we would like to have fungicide in place on all your fungus-prone trees and plants before any significant spring rainfall begins, but this is rarely a possibility.

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Sudden Oak Death

GetFileAttachmentIdentified in Europe in the mid 1990’s and now found in California, Oregon, Washington and Canada, Sudden Oak death or SOD ( Phytophtera Ramorum) has been found to infect, damage and kill many of the native and imported Northwest landscape plants and trees we’ve grown to love right here in the Puget Sound region. This fungus-like pathogen is most easily transferred by free-flowing water into the roots of susceptible plants but also moves by wind, animal and human vector. Local nursery stock has recently been identified by WSDA as a source of infected plant material as it had been installed in homeowner landscapes and subsequently failed. Needless to say, the costs of plant quarantines, plant destruction or treatments have already had a large economic impact on the nursery industry. Many Maple varieties as well as Rhodies, Camellia, Viburnum, Madrone, Doug Fir, Laurel, Andromeda, Redwood, Cascara and, of course, many Red Oak varieties, are susceptible to SOD and the list is growing to over 70 known plant varieties.

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