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Keeping the Pests Where They Belong Where do ants, cockroaches, and mice have in common? They are all pests that belong inside, but that love to venture inside your home. If you do see them inside, you need to take action fast — because this is not where they should be! Pests are not just a nuisance. They can spread disease, destroy your insulation and other building materials, and leave nasty smells behind. Every homeowner should know the basics about pest control. Yes, you can call in a professional as needed, but knowing the basics will still help you keep the pests outside where they belong. You can learn those basics right here on this blog.



Faqs About Lawn Treatment For Residential Pests

Does your yard have a pest problem? Before you schedule lawn treatment for insects or other invaders, take a look at the top questions homeowners have answered.

What Types of Pests Invade Lawns?

Do you know what type of pest is in your yard? Common invaders you could find include ants, army worms, grubs, fleas, ticks, beetles, hornets, wasps, and crickets. To accurately identify the pest, contact a professional. Some pests are easy to see or have obvious physical traits—such as size, color, number of legs, antennae, or patterns. But other lawn invaders aren't as visible.

If you can't see what's eating or damaging your lawn, or you can't identify the pest yourself, contact a professional. A qualified exterminator should have the expertise and experience to help you to understand the types of pests that invade lawns. The control contractor can inspect the area, identify the problem pest, and recommend a treatment plan.

Can You Treat Lawn Pests Yourself?

While you could treat these outdoor pests yourself, a DIY approach isn't advisable. Store-bought chemicals may pose safety risks, damage surrounding plant-life, or harm other types of local wildlife. Beyond the potential hazards, a homeowner with little to no training in extermination practices may fail to eliminate the pests. Eggs or larvae left behind could cause a repeat problem.

What Should You Look for in an Exterminator?

Not all pest control professionals are the same. An outdoor issue requires an exterminator with plenty of experience in this area. Ask your would-be future pest control company how much expertise the technicians have in lawn management. A quality company can provide future customers with references from other clients. Look for real-world recommendations—and avoid generalizations that lack detail.

What Type of Lawn Treatment Services Are Available?

The specific service your lawn needs depends on several factors. These include the type of insect or other invader, your lawn/yard, and your family's needs. Provided the exterminator has accurately identified the pest, they may choose to use a chemical pesticide treatment. Other options may include (depending on the pest and your lawn) biological control agents, irrigation changes, and grass or turf maintenance.

Will Your Yard Only Need One Treatment Service?

Some extermination methods may only require one treatment, while others are only effective over time. Discuss the number and schedule of treatments with the exterminator. Along with the initial extermination, the contractor may recommend preventative measures or routine maintenance to keep the pests in your yard under control.