Are pests ravaging your beautiful lawn? With services like tick control and EPA approved pesticide treatment, you can keep your lawn healthy and your family safe year-round. Here are some tips on how to do just that.
The first thing you should know is how to identify the pest problem. Moles, for example, can leave raised soil tunnels all over your lawn when burrowing for food. Moles are common on lawns that are over-watered, as the soil is softer and easier for them to dig through.
Tick control is one of the most important things you can do for your lawn, because ticks can carry Lyme disease and can infect your family and pets. After being outside, make sure to check yourself and your loved ones for tick bites, or for ticks that are still clinging to the skin. Sometimes, finding the ticks or their bites is the first sign of knowing your lawn is infested, so keep a close watch.
If you notice brown spots, wilting grass blades, bite marks on grass blades, or crows and skunks feeding on your lawn, you may have grubs. Grubs are adolescent beetles. They are laid in grass as eggs, and when they hatch, they feed on turf grass roots and can cause grass to die in large patches.
If you notice any of these signs, you should find a lawn care professional. With some research, you can find an expert that is right for your needs. Many companies use organic products for tick control and other pests and can give you an estimate and game plan over the phone before inspecting your property.
There are many options out there for keeping your lawn free from these tiny intruders. Some lawn care companies may recommend something as simple as keeping a barrier of wood chips or deer repellent around your lawn to help with tick control. It is also important to remember that if you are considering using chemical treatments, always hire a professional. Without proper experience, it is easy to accidentally kill the good bugs along with the bad.