Question: Why Don't You Make Paying by Check an Option?


By Rick Orr 02/22/2017
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Making a payment online with a credit card is safe, fast and accurate

Why is paying by check not an Option on the Website?

You can pay by check, we prefer you use your credit card online at ILOVETURF.COM to pay your bill. Paying by check is unsafe, slow, prone to errors and expensive. Paying by credit card is safe, fast, accurate and cheap. 

Credit Cards Help Keep Prices Low

It cost less to process credit card payments than a check. From your card to our bank, all credit card transactions are done electronically for pennies. Checks must be hand opened, sorted, recorded and delivered to the bank at a cost of about $1 per check. Help us keep prices low and pay online with your debit/credit card.

When You Pay by Check

  • The check has your name, address, routing number, account number, and signature.
  • The check is placed in a paper envelope and handled by many people before it goes into my unlocked mailbox.
  • If someone compromises your checking, you lose everything and your identity is stolen.
  • Check payments have to be written, recorded and mailed
  • Checks are manually opened, sorted and processed - where mistakes happen and take days to process
  • Every year, 2 - 4 checks are lost in the mail

When You Pay with a Credit Card:

  • Your credit card is a number - not a written document with info on it.
  • When you use a credit card number online, it is encrypted and secured
  • If your credit card number is stolen, you get a new one for free
  • Credit card payments are processed electronically and completed in minutes 
  • Never has a credit card payment been lost, incorrect or stolen

You can pay by check, we prefer you to pay online at ILOVETURF.COM using your debit or credit card.

Rick Orr Owner-Operator APL Pest Control/Creator of ILOVETURF.COM
APL Pest Control

Rick Orr is the creator of, Owner/Operator of APL Pest Control and a graduate from VA Tech in Agronomy (Turf Ecology).  

Since 1980, Rick worked in the green industry, mostly with golf courses, resorts and large communities. Rick worked as a Golf Course Superintendent of Fripp Island Resort, agronomist for Seaside, FL and the spray tech for Vinoy Golf Course. Rick has been certified as an arborist, landscape and irrigation contractor and adjunct professor for Environmental Horticulture (SPC) in Pinellas County.  

Home Pest Control came naturally. Entomology (bug science) was part of agronomy studies. Nearly every indoor pest problem starts outdoors. Crossing over to home pest control from lawn spraying was a natural process – the technology, methods and materials used for home pest control are modifications of the ones used for lawn spraying. 

The results of that work is a one of the top rated pest control companies in Pinellas County – APL Pest Control. APL Pest Control is a family owned business serving residential and commercial properties in Pinellas County, FL. 

Free Price Quote for Home Pest Control and/or Lawn Spraying CLICK HERE

To learn more about APL Pest Control CLICK HERE

Speaking Engagements - Does it seem like you are only hearing one side of water restrictions, fertilizer bans, plant restrictions, and many other urban landscape hot topics? Rick Orr is available for speaking engagements for your HOA, Community or Professional Association or Garden Club about a variety of subjects. To contact Rick you can find him on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Instagram for booking information.