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Sound Solutions

Patty Crawford Phone: 206-303-4207

Owner Fax:

P.O. Box 77088 Website:

Seattle WA 98177 Email: loveyourplants@qwest.net

Service Categories: structural commercial school

landscape residential golf course

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Sound Solutions believes in a sound, environmentally sensible approach to solving pest problems in your landscape and are committed to customer satisfaction and service. We appreciate and respect your choice of landscaping in safe and environmentally sound ways.

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

Treating insect and disease problems by examining the true problem and what is causing it. If treatments are needed, the least-toxic methods are used first. Nothing stronger than organic-based products are needed.

 

Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

Yes - by monitoring feeding and disease, preventative applications are scheduled. Insects are treated if needed on a case by case basis.

How are pest problems identified?

Pests are identified visually. Seasonal trends are highlighted during scouting. We monitor before and after visually on site. Samples can also be brought back to the office microscope or to a lab to a plant pathologist is needed.

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

Cultural recommendations and select spraying.

 

Do you use biological controls?

Beneficial nematodes; microbial fungus; parasitic wasps; ladybugs, etc

 

Do you use borates?

No.

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

All regular visit treatments are all organic. Merit (imidacloprid) is used supplementally for large trees with aphid problems.

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

Oil, soap, pyrethrum, neem, Bt, antitranspirant, copper

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

Minimal amount is used.

Does your company perform habitat modification?

We offer recommendations for habitat modification if needed to manage insects or disease.

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

Traps, bands, lures, core aeration.

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

Blood meal, bone-meal based fertilizers from local sources.

 

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 pull them and seed to thicken

dandelions pull them and seed to thicken

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

The best! Our landscapes are lush, healthy and strong. Direct comparisons with other yards not being fed and cared for organically reveal many more insect and disease problems and health problems.

References

We do not release our customers names to anyone. Our work for Seattle Public Libraries is public information and would be available to anyone. Contact: Carrie Bowman/Michael Burch of Queen Anne Branch: 206-571-2392