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Atwood LawnCare, Inc.

Tim Doppel Phone: 586-939-3636

President Fax:

6408 Product Drive Website: www.atwoodlawncare.com

Sterling Heights MI 48312 Email: tdoppel@atwoodlawncare.com

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Atwood LawnCare, Inc. is a leader in advocating alternative lawn and tree care programs to professionals and consumers in the Metro Detroit area. Our Healthy Lawns program is recognized as one of the best lake-safe, non-pesticide and organic fertilizer programs available. Since 1970, Atwood has been on the cutting edge of technology and customer satisfaction. It is possible to have a green lawn and blue water with the Healthy Lawns program.

What is your definition of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?

Integrated Pest Management is a system that utilizes all available means to manage pest problems with an emphasis on monitoring for pest thresholds, cultural practices and education. Pesticides are used as a last resort.

 

Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?


How are pest problems identified?

Through monitoring and historical data.

What practices do you use to prevent and/or control pests?

Prevention includes intensive customer education on mowing and irrigation practices that encourage optimal lawn health, combined with appropriate fertilization practices.

 

Do you use biological controls?

Horticultural oils are utilized in the tree and shrub care program.

 

Do you use borates?

N/A

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

Yes, minimal applications only after all cultural options have been considered. The Healthy Lawn program does not utilize chemical applications without customer approval.

What are the top 10 pesticides you use/sell/recommend?

We recommend following an IPM system as opposed to recommending pesticides.

If pesticides are used, how much are used per year of each?

DNR

Does your company perform habitat modification?

DNR

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

Yes, aeration.

What type of fertilizers do you use/sell/recommend?

We use premium quality all organic fertilizers for the Healthy Lawn program

 

What do you usually use/sell/recommend for addressing:

termites N/A

cockroaches N/A

fleas N/A

carpenter ants N/A

fire ants N/A

ants (indoor) N/A

crabgrass cultural practices

dandelions cultural practices

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

Tracking of all material used annually, relating to customer retention and service calls.

References

Regulatory, University and Customer references happily provided upon request.