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April 2013

Meet Anthony!

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37Anthony Bacon has been working as a pest management professional for Pratt since January 2008. He provides services to Pratt customers on Camano Island. Anthony is newly married to his wife, Mallory, since August. In his free time he enjoys participating in a softball league that is sponsored by Pratt. Recently, Anthony and Mallory purchased their first home in the Stanwood area near Lake Ketchum. Even more exciting news from Anthony, they are now expecting a baby. Congratulations!

Interested In A Summer Adventure?

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Sailboat in Resurrection Bay

Dana Pratt, President and Owner of Pratt Pest Management and N-Viro Lawn and Plant Care, is accepting applications for crew to accompany him on his sailboat for various sections on a cruise to Alaska this summer, beginning in June. Please call the office for more information if interested at (360)629-7378.

Current Special! Hurry Before It Ends!

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Carpenter ant initial service normally $450 are now $395! Call now for a free evaluation of your home. Current customers who refer to friends will receive a discount on their upcoming service. Call office for more details on customer referral discounts. Special only applies to carpenter ant programs. Not valid with any other offers. Expires April 30, 2013

Featured Pest: Carpenter Ants

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685When carpenter ants begin to swarm, it is a sure sign that Spring is near. If you see large winged ants on the outside of your house, no cause for immediate panic. These are reproductive carpenter ants which occupy every tree or wood remnant in our forests. Their presence outside is normal.
 
If you see winged or non-winged ants inside your house then it is time for concern. At this time of year, any active workers are probably coming from an indoor colony. If winged ants are inside, they probably swarmed from an inside colony. Since Carpenter Ants are the number one wood destroying insect in the Northwest, it is not a good idea to ignore them. Call us for a free on site evaluation of your home.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

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Tulips_Low_Angle_Rows_April_8_2005_4_thumbThe Tulip Festival was inaugurated in 1984 by the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce. Eventually, the festival became an entity of its own. From just 3 days long at first, the festival is now the full month of April. Take a drive through the lush fields of tulips that are scattered over Skagit Valley or visit several farms that open their fields to the public for an up close view and pictures. The festival now consists of more than just flowers, but from the Mount Vernon Street Fair to the Youth Basketball Tournament and much more. Visit their website for more information on the Pacific Northwest’s one of a kind destination.

Learn More at www.tulipfestival.org