Keep Pests Out Of Your Yard
Everyone wants to have a great yard. This is the place where your kids play, you host parties, take family photos and so much more. But all of these activities can be ruined when you have pests take over your lawn. And what’s even worse — that will probably lead to them invading your home. This is where Turfco’s pest control comes into play. Take a look at the pests that we have experience dealing with and eliminating.
- Box Elder Bugs
- Coddling Moth
- Fruit Insects
- Hobo Spiders
- Leaf Miners
- Leaf Rollers
- Pitch Moth
If you are already dealing with pests in your yard or home, give us a call and we will help eliminate the problem. If you don’t need pest control services right now, you can keep reading for some helpful tips to make sure that you don’t need pest control services in the future.
Mow The Lawn
Not much makes your property look great than a freshly cut yard. But there are a few other reasons why it is important to mow the lawn consistently at your home. One reason is to keep pests out. Long grass makes an excellent hiding place for those pests you want to keep away from your property. Long grass helps them hide from predators and keeps moisture available to them as well. In addition to mowing the grass, you should make sure to remove any leaves and other debris too. You don’t want any extra places for pests to hang out. When you are done, it is a good idea to put everything inside of a garbage bag and seal it up. This will make sure that any pests that may be in that bag of grass can’t make their way back into your yard or home.
Another important part of protecting your property is maintaining healthy grass. A healthy lawn naturally provides defense against pests. Unhealthy grass allows those pests to roam free. You can make sure this doesn’t happen by using water and fertilizer to promote a healthy lawn. Just don’t overwater! One more way to help your lawn grow healthy and strong is aeration. This will allow more water and oxygen to get to the roots of the grass in your yard.
Treat Your Lawn
Don’t forget about lawn treatments. Using the correct treatment for your lawn can be very helpful in getting rid of pests like billbug and mosquitoes. Just make sure that you precisely follow the directions, and keep people and pets off the lawn.
No Excess Water
If you have standing water in your yard, it is a sure thing there will be unwanted guests not far behind. Mosquitoes love standing water! That’s where they lay their eggs and then make their home. Pay attention to the rest of your yard — not just the grass. Those pesky mosquitoes will find any water you have around. This could be left in a bucket, wheelbarrow, or any other spot that can catch water.
More Pest Control Tips
Here are a few other quick tips that can help keep your home clear of pests.
- Cover your garbage. Uncovered trash will attract stinging bugs like hornets.
- Use a fan. Mosquitoes and flies don’t like a strong wind so you can try using a fan to create your own wind. Set it up in a place that these bugs are in and they just might look for a new place to call home.
- New lights. You may want to switch to LED light bulbs for any outdoor lights. This can reduce the bugs that like to gather near your light bulbs.
- Add vegetation. There are certain plants that are believed to deter mosquitoes from the vicinity. These include plants such as lemongrass and marigold.
- Use traps. There are a number of insect and pest traps available that may help solve this problem.
Call Turfco Today
Successful pest control comes through a combination of things and involves your entire property. Pests are great at finding the weakness in your property and taking over from there. It doesn’t have to be that way. Contact Turfco today for more information or to get a free quote for pest control.