Pest Control

We can treat for many pests on the lawn & around your house. Such services are Flea and Tick Control, Grub Control and Perimeter Pest Control.

The following information might help knowing alittle about condition in which help insect live.

Insect and mite damage to turf is often mistaken for a disease, drought, or fertility problem. The symptoms are often similar: chlorosis, wilting, die-back, stunting or distortions of growth. As a result, it is not uncommon for pests to inflict extensive damage before their presence is realized. Early detection of such symptoms may prevent the rapid buildup of pest populations which can occur when conditions are right.

Good control depends on correct identification of the pest and some knowledge of its behavior and biology as well as the environmental factors, such as temperature, moisture, soil type, and location that affect population buildup. This information also helps determine the appropriate insecticide to use and the rate and method of application that will control a pest. Some pest thrive in warm, dry conditions, others prefer wet, moist conditions. Some locations in turf may be more susceptible to infestation than others. Often pest are first found in isolated spots rather than distributed evenly throughout the turf. Also, conditions if shade or sun, slope and soil type can influence pest establishment.

Serious insect and related pest infestations are sporadic and generally unpredictable. Therefore the application of pesticides to turf should not be preventive in nature. It is wiser economically and ecologically to treat damaging infestations only as they occur. In this way, the development of resistance to pesticides will be delayed, the buildup of harmful residues will be unlikely, populations of beneficial organisms can be maintained, and costs will be reduced.

Good management practices should be the first line of defense against turf grass pest is a program of good cultural practices. Poorly kept turf shows pest injury sooner and recovers more slowly than vigorous, well-kept turf. Good fertilization, watering and aeration programs cannot be overemphasized. The vigor of a turf grass directly influences its ability to withstand insect population pressures, even though maintenance may be entirely independent of any consideration of turf grass insects. Since injury by turf grass insects is caused mainly by feeding, a vigorous steadily growing stand can be one of the strongest deterrents to permanent turf damage because of the plants active regenerative capacity.

Thatch allowed to accumulate and develop a thick layer of organic matter on the soil surface, can greatly influence the amount of damage an insect pest causes. Initially, it provides a haven for insects. Also thatch buildup results in poor water penetration and aeration, which weakens the grass and may make it more susceptible to insect damage. While damage occurs where thatch is not a factor, many cases of severe damage are associated with it.

Thatch, when it is thick or tight, greatly limits the effectiveness of insecticides in the control of soil-inhabiting turf grass insect. Insecticides applied to the sod surface may be absorbed by the thatch, preventing their movement even to the surface soil.

So call us to schedule one or more of this important services.