If you want to kill those pesky lawn insects, then Bradley Mowers has the solution. Our team of expert landscapers has years of experience in pest control and knows how to handle any bug or insect without harming the grass. If you’re ready to enjoy your backyard again, follow the simple steps below and watch your lawn return to its former glory.
Everybody knows how destructive caterpillars can be for your lawn. These pests can devour all the leaves on your plants, leaving them vulnerable to disease and other problems. Luckily, there are some things you can do to get rid of caterpillars for good. First, try using bacillus thuringiensis or a natural remedy such as diatomaceous earth or neem oil.
These pests are common in lawns and can cause damage if left unchecked. Brown patches of grass can appear when white grubs feed on the roots. Dig a small square foot patch on your lawn with a flat shovel and count the grubs. If you see more than six, you should treat the grass. Lawn grub remedies come in a variety of forms from garden centers. Pick the least hazardous treatment, and pay close attention to how to apply it. Water the insecticide into the soil so it can reach the grubs. You may need to repeat this process to kill them all. Early spring is the best time to eliminate grubs before they have a chance to hatch.
If you have chinch bugs, you may notice small, brownish-red insects with white wings congregating on your lawn. Chinch bugs feed on plant juices, which can cause your grass to turn yellow and die. Deter these pests by watering often and clearing thatch in the fall. Chinch bugs cannot lay eggs or overwinter on the lawn without the protection of thatch. If that doesn't work, use carbaryl or trichlorfon bifenthrin insecticides. Use these as a last resort because they are not organic and kill beneficial insects.
Prepping Your Grass Before Treatment Can Save You Money and Time
It's good to take preventative measures to avoid pest treatments down the line. First, ensure you're mowing at the proper height. If your grass is too short, it will be more susceptible to pests and diseases. Second, water over time to let the water sink in rather than run off. Watering this way will make your grass more resilient to pests and drought. Third, fertilize with a slow-release fertilizer to promote healthy growth.