Landscape pest control involves two main aspects: First, preventing pests through proper care and secondly stopping existing issues. When your lawn care team is also your pest control experts, they can team up to do both at once.
If there's a pest problem, they can coordinate their efforts to fix it. For example, if the pest control experts find a bug issue, the lawn care team can adjust their mowing schedule or use specific treatments to help get rid of the bugs.
Our lawn health team uses this 5 step partnership approach to prevent pests in landscapes:
Maintaining Proper Mowing Frequency & Height
Regular mowing at the appropriate height helps prevent overgrowth and creates a well-maintained lawn. This reduces pest-friendly environments such as stressed grass from scalping or too infrequent mowing. A healthy, well-manicured lawn is less attractive to pests and can discourage their presence.
For example, a scalped lawn can be a big attraction for pests. By mowing your lawn correctly, you reduce it’s stress therefore strengthening the St. Augustine Lawn pest prevention. It's like one of the top preventions from landscape pests - proper maintenance.
Ensuring Proper Irrigation
Proper irrigation helps prevent issues like thinning grass, pests, and pesky weeds that invade your yard. For example, too much water is the most common reason for dollarweed in St. Johns lawns, and many other broadleaf weeds as well.
Just remember, giving your lawn too much or too little water can mess with its root system and make it easier for those unwanted weeds and pests to take over.
These pests are more likely to cause damage without proper irrigation:
- Pest of the month: Chinch Bugs - Portions of the turf that have poor irrigation coverage are where you're most likely to see chinch bug damage first.
- Pest of the month: Sod Webworms - Too much irrigation can produce a lawn that is very attractive for female sod webworm moths to lay eggs.
- Pest of the Month: Large Patch Fungus - Turf in Florida is most vulnerable to this Fungus when rainfall, high humidity, or excessive irrigation leave your lawn damp for a duration of more than 48 hours.
By identifying pests or signs of pest damage early on, we can take prompt action to control them. This partnership approach focuses on prevention, early detection, and targeted treatment which reduces the need for excessive pesticide use and promotes a more environmentally-friendly approach to Ponte Vedra lawn pest control.
Monitoring “Pest Pressure”
This term is used to describe the level of pest activity in a given area. Landscape Pests can be anything from insects, weeds, or lawn diseases that cause harm or damage to your lawn and landscape. Many people assume pests are only insects, but truthfully a lawn pest is anything ‘pestering’ the lawn.
Our Lawn health and pest control services work together to prevent pest pressure in the first place, and by identifying areas of high pest pressure to determine the most effective pest control strategies to solve the issue.
Proactive communication and avoidance of problems
When lawn care and pest control services communicate proactively, we can work together to ensure the techniques work together to move the needle for your landscape. If any problems arise, we collaborate, coordinate, and take action towards a solution..
We also share information about techniques, schedules, and products used to avoid any conflicts and ensure the work does not affect each other's tasks. This way, our lawn care and pest control services can work together effectively and ensure that your lawn is in good shape.
Regular lawn maintenance reduces pest pressure on home
When you keep your lawn clean and free of debris, it removes potential breeding grounds and habitats for pests like rodents, roaches.
Regularly mowing, raking, and trimming your lawn can also increase sunlight and air circulation, which makes the lawn less welcoming for pests that like damp and shady areas.
If you do find pests on your lawn, maintaining it regularly allows us to spot them early on and get rid of them before they become a bigger problem. By keeping your lawn healthy and tidy, you can make it less attractive to pests and help protect your home from potential infestations.
By working together, our lawn care and pest control services partner together to ensure that your lawn is healthy and pest-free.
Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to exceeding expectations and, use eco-friendly products and methods to create a safe and healthy outdoor environment for you and your family to enjoy.