What to do when pests are ruining your yard

What to do when pests are ruining your yard

The Ins and Outs of Lawn Pest Control

No matter where you live in New Jersey, you probably battle lawn damage from insects. These pesky pests that munch, chew and feast on your turf can destroy the enjoyment and value of the property you work so hard to maintain. Even the most organic homeowner isn’t a fan of insects that wreak havoc on a landscape or beds full of growing edibles. Luckily, you can keep away these unwelcome visitors with simple, nontoxic lawn pest control and the help of your local lawn treatment company.

Tips on Yard Insect Control

Know the soil.
You can blame the soil in and around your gardens for many of those irritating pests. Many garden pests survive the harsh NJ winters by burrowing beneath the frost line and rear their heads in spring to cause havoc. Partner with a yard insect control company that will concentrate on the condition of your soil and prepare it for growing healthy plants. After all, strong, healthy plants are more resistant to garden and lawn damage from insects.

Pick your plants wisely.
A lawn treatment company can recommend plant crops and varieties that are well suited to the climate and soil of New Jersey. It is best to use only certified, disease-free seed when seeding directly, and to choose only maximum insect and disease-resistance in vegetable varieties. Young seedlings may develop diseases and harbor insects in greenhouses or plant beds and cause heavy damage in your garden thereafter. So either grow from your own seed, or be sure to buy plants from a reputable grower who can assure you they are free from disease and insects.

Fighting chinch bugs is a cinch.
As the weather warms up in New Jersey, chinch bugs can attack a lawn quickly as the adults move into open areas where females lay eggs. When the eggs hatch, they begin feeding on grass plants and release damaging toxins. With the help of a yard insect control company, you have less of a chance of encountering the yellowish to brownish patches that enlarge as the insects spread. A lawn pest control professional will help reduce these pests on your property and minimize the risk of infestation.

Guard grass from grubs.
The larval stage of several beetles, grubs spend their lifecycle feeding on your lawn’s root system about two inches below the surface. Prevent the damage before it starts. Partner with a lawn treatment company who will proactively treat your lawn for grubs in late summer and early fall so they never turn into those destructive beetles. Grub control will also deter those scavenging critters like skunks, moles and birds that search for them to feed on.

Master mosquitoes.
Ask any lawn pest control company and they’ll tell you that it is much easier to keep mosquitoes from your yard than it is to get rid of them. To prevent these pests, you need to understand how they live and breed. If you want to keep the mosquitoes away or get rid of them after they have landed, it starts with going around your yard and determining if there are drainage issues creating standing water. Beyond that, the safest thing to do is to have your lawn treatment company use their state-of-the-art equipment to safely and effectively treat your entire outdoor area to help keep those mosquitoes away.

When it comes to eliminating pests from your outdoor space and preventing lawn damage from insects, there are plenty of over-the-counter chemicals available to choose from designed to help get them under control. However, without guidance from a professional yard insect control company, these solutions can also have harmful side effects. Your best bet? Leave the pests to the pest professionals!


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