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4 Lawn Pests in Your Lawn:

Why you need an effective lawn pesticide treatment

Summer periods are usually times you expect a luscious green lawn for your kids and dogs to run and play on, with the surrounding shades to add more aesthetic value. But, like any planting, there could be a variety of problems lurking in some points in those green grass blades as well as the well-tended shrubs and trees.

The problems are not just limited to the common diseases and weeds, but also the physical damage  insects and their larvae inflict on your lawn. You could have these insects feeding on the leaves of shrubs or eating away grass blades. In other cases, insects invade the root level, lay eggs and have their larvae destroying the essential nutritional support system of your grasses and plants.

Let’s take a quick look at four lawn pests that are common during the summer time of the year and how you can rid your yard or garden of them.

Large grub found under sod

If you have seen Japanese beetles lately on your tree or dead patches on your grass, then you could be having grubs. Grubs are the larvae of the more destructive Japanese beetles, chafers, and the June beetles. They can kill an entire lawn as they feed voraciously on the roots of your grass, leaving dead patches on the grass blades and foliage of your garden shrubs. You first notice the wilted grass blades and the brown turf patches and eventual death.

To prevent the grubs or treat an infestation, you need to apply lawn pest treatment just before or when grubs are newly hatched.

Japanese beetleThe mature grub, Japanese beetle, is about the most destructive garden pest you can think of. As the beetle advances, it devours just about everything in its path, including well-tended shrubs and trees. In just a few days, you would be surprised at the disheartening damage and bad condition it would inflict on your lawn and garden.

All you need is an effective pesticide treatment to keep this pest under control in your yard.

Apart from the visible damage to your lawn grass blades and trees, your kids or pet could bring fleas and ticks into your home. I bet that’s the least you would expect to happen. But, it’s simply inevitable if you don’t apply proper lawn pest treatment procedure to your yard.

However, fleas and ticks thrive and reproduce rapidly in warm and humid weather. So, when laying your plans on how to control your lawn pests, you need to consider the time of the year. Ensure that you treat your lawn early enough to keep these pests at bay.

Bagworms

If you observe the needles falling off your pine trees or your tree’s leaves are turning brown, especially in the summer, then you should think of the possible culprit…the Bagworms! This unique group of pests feeds on over a hundred species of plants which draws a lot of attention. With the pine trees prominent in the Midwest, they are the most often hit.

Though they spread slowly, you will not underestimate the ability of the bagworms to leave your yard looking messy. You need to start a lawn pest control at the beginning of their lifecycle usually in May. The treatment is also important when they hatch which is around June.

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