Many people do not take care of a pest problem in their yard until they already have damage to their grass and soil. When it gets to the point where you can see the damage, it’s too late. A pest problem can leave you with an unsightly lawn, which can lower your property value and potentially affect other plants, including trees, shrubs, and flowers – or even worse, infest and damage your home or harm your loved ones.
No one wants to deal with a pest problem, which is why it’s important to be proactive. Believe it or not, pests can populate your lawn throughout the year, even when you can’t see them. Different seasons require different treatments to effectively control pests.
Year-round pest control is available, with lawn spray treatments that are effective on pests but proven safe enough for pets and people.
What kind of pests can harm my lawn?
Many different kinds of bugs and rodents can damage your lawn from season to season, including:
– Fire ants
– Chinch bugs
– Stink bugs
The presence of these bugs can also attract animals who prey on them, including:
What kind of damage can pests do?
These pests can then move from your lawn and into your home, which could damage to your lawn and impact the structure of your home as well as the health of your loved ones. Signs to look out for include:
– Building cobwebs and nests
– Discoloring and damaging grass, shrubs, and flowers
– Digging holes in grass and soil
– Biting or stinging people and pets
– Infesting pets and beds with fleas or bed bugs
– Problems with the structure of your home
Getting ahead of lawn pests starts with noticing the first signs of damage, including:
– Discolored grass – the grass may appear brown, yellow, purple, or white, depending on the pest.
– Multiple unexplained bug bites, hives, or rashes on kids and pets after playing outside.
– The presence of small rodents or mammals, including raccoons, skunks, mice, rats, moles, voles, or chipmunks who prey on the bugs.
– Small holes or nests in soil built by rodents, wasps, or roaches. Holes dug by rodents may be as large as a golf ball in diameter.
How often do I need to treat my lawn?
Pests can damage your lawn and home in numerous ways. Consider year-round pest control as an investment in the health of your family, the value of your home, and the beauty of your lawn. Pest control treatments can be applied to your lawn every three months. Rain, sun, leaves, and wind impact your lawn throughout the year, making reapplication necessary. We will also consider the unique needs of your lawn, including the type of grass or sod and potential seasonal pests.