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Winter Insects

Just because it is early winter in Kansas City doesn't mean all of the insects are dead or hibernating. Some are still looking for shelter. For instance, take the hackberry psyllid. This is a very small flying insect, dark grey with grey patches on otherwise clear wings, which many people mistake for gnats, particularly drain/sewer flies. If you have hackberry trees on or near your property, you can count on seeing them. They may be a nuisance as they try to enter your home, clustering around windows and doors.

What to do about them? Ask your Augustine Services technician to positively identify them, to put your mind at ease. The number to call is 913-362-4399.

Let Augustine Services Finish up the Winter To-Do List

So far this month it’s not looking too bad weather-wise with a couple of days of nice weather even thrown in over the weekend. If you’ve taken advantage of enjoying this beautiful weather doing something fun, there’s a good chance that you might have fallen a little behind with the end-of-fall, early-winter to-do list of home chores. Really, who could blame you when the weather climbs into the 50s or even 60s? No wants to be spending a nice day cleaning gutters or hanging strings of holiday lights when you could be out having fun.

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Take the Guesswork out of winter with a Snow Removal Plan

Although it’s not officially winter for a couple more weeks, we’ve reached a point in the year where the possibility of winter weather is becoming more of a reality. With that possibility comes a range of guesstimates about what the winter ahead will hold in terms of weather. Whether you subscribe to the wisdom of the Farmer’s Almanac, observations of the local wildlife, or the monthly forecasts from the local news stations, the possibility of winter weather is typically anyone’s guess.

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It’s officially the Holiday Lighting Season

Each November on Thanksgiving night thousands of people gather for the official kickoff of the holiday lighting season in Kansas City at the Plaza. Long before the afternoon’s turkey extravaganza will have time to settle, Alex Gordon, the Royals left fielder, and Royals general manager Dayton Moore will flip the switch to turn on the legendary Plaza lights.

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