They flit and flop and buzz and hop. They zig and zag and dig and nag.
They bite and cling and fly and sting.
With no invitation, buzzing, badgering busybodies welcome themselves
into our world, often in places we prefer bugs not venture. They've
crashed more picnics, pestered more pets and grubbed in more gardens
than the stars in an animated movie. And swat, slap and stomp as we
might, our best efforts to ease these troublemakers' torment are usually
Adding to the agony, this year the bug world's wake-up calls came early,
according to most entomological experts, because of a warmer-than-normal
winter and below-average precipitation in most parts of the country.
Experts say above-average temperatures rouse insects from hibernation
weeks earlier than usual.
When pesky pests start poking around on your property, Lowe's can help
you take proactive
measures to protect your home, lawn or garden against these creepy
If you live in the South, you know about termites - those wood-chomping
menaces that cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage to homes and
businesses each year - but you may not know if they're enjoying a buffet
below your feet.
That's where Spectracide
15-Pack Terminate Termite Detection and Killing Stakes (Item #316909)
come in handy. Stake your claim to your property with these spikes,
which alert you with a pop-up indicator if termites are roaming beneath
the surface. Although these stakes have killing properties, they're best
used with a barrier treatment such as BAYER
ADVANCED Gallon Carpenter Ant and Termite Killer Plus Concentrate (Item
Ever caught a whiff of a stink bug? These appropriately named plant
juice suckers live up to their name because, when you squash them, the
pests' glands release a rancid fluid that makes you think twice before
squashing another. You'll be more successful with the RESCUE!
Reusable Stink Bug Trap (Item#129205), which catches these bugs
outdoors with an odor-free attractant and indoors with a light
attachment. You can easily dispose of these stinkers, found mostly in
Mid-Atlantic states, with these non-toxic bags.
Notice any volcano-looking dunes in your yard? Then get ready for
all-out warfare because you've likely been invaded by fire ants. They
may tread lightly, but these ants carry a big sting, which is why it's
important to be on the offensive if you see these anthills popping up in
your yard. Lowe's offers two types of control - bunker-busting or
broadcast. Scott's ORTHO
12-Oz. Fire Ant Killer (Item #99584) kills the entire colony because
the lunch-pail ants help themselves to these granular treats and share
them with their queen. Used in conjunction with ORTHO
Fire Ant Killer Broadcast Granules (Item #13717), you can make the
warm months in your yard, well, ant-iclamactic.
Is Fido or Fluffy scratching? Chances are the flea market has opened
shop. Take action against such vermin - and those nasty ticks - with
Life Sciences 16 Oz. Flea and Tick Shampoo for Dogs or Adams' Central
Life Sciences 3-Pack 1.44 Oz. Flea and Tick Liquid for Cats (Item
#319236). Provide ongoing protection with treatment such as
Frontline Plus for Dogs or Frontline Plus for Cats (item numbers
vary by size), along with an Adams' Central
Life Sciences 7-Month Flea and Tick Collar for Dogs (Item #282523)
or Adams' Flea
& Tick Topical Treatment for Cats (Item #380544), which offers a
new Smart Shield applicator for safe, correct, non-mess skin application.
Before you surrender and join the swat team, be on the offensive, stop
by your local Lowe's store or visit lowes.com
to learn the difference
between good bugs and bad bugs and for help choosing
the right pesticide. Then, tell these nuisances to bug off!
With fiscal year 2011 sales of $50.2 billion, Lowe's Companies, Inc. is
a FORTUNE® 50 company that serves approximately 15 million
customers a week at more than 1,745 home improvement stores in the
United States, Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1946 and based in
Mooresville, N.C., Lowe's is the second-largest home improvement
retailer in the world. For more information, visit lowes.com.
Lowe?s Companies, Inc.
Karen Cobb, 704-758-3504