Unfortunately, the arrival of warm weather signals the return of pests like fleas, ticks, and other unsavory visitors. Learn about the different kinds of pest control options for 2021 and how you can protect your plants and family.
How To Create The Ideal Pest Control Program: 2021
Perimeter Pest Control
Some insects don’t pose a health risk to humans but do possess the creep factor. Seeing them in our home doesn’t make us feel at ease, which is how you should feel in the safety of your own home. Thankfully, there’s a solution. Perimeter pest control creates a barrier, usually about three feet up the side of your home and three free from the foundation. This chemical barrier protects you and your home from disgusting crawling insects like:
- Multicolored Asian Lady Beetles
- Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs
Grubs won’t harm humans, but they will wreak havoc on your plants. The larvae of battles, grubs will nest under the soil and munch on the roots of your lawn. If you don’t control them quickly enough, your lawn will have dead and dying patches, and the turf will easily pull up like a roll of sod. A solid grub control application will eliminate egg-laying adult females and any existing larvae and eggs.
Mosquito Control And Prevention
Not only are these tiny insects annoying, but they are also deadly. Mosquitoes kill more humans annually than any other animal. Over one million humans succumb to malaria each year. Thankfully, we don’t have to deal with malaria in the states. However, West Nile cases have risen over time in the US, as have Eastern Equine Encephalitis cases. Plus, they can pass heartworm on to your pets.
The first step to controlling mosquitoes is to look for areas that support breeding and nests. Your lawn care professional will be able to advise you on any problem areas on your property. These include areas such as:
- Water Features
- Standing Water
- Old Tires
- Flower Pots
- Rain Barrels
Female mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water, so even the tiniest puddle could harbor mosquito eggs. After you’ve taken care of problem areas, make sure to check after a rain to see if the pooling water returns. If so, disperse it, so they don’t become breeding grounds again.
Flea & Tick Prevention
Fleas and ticks are quickly becoming a more common problem in the US. Like mosquitoes, flea and tick bites not only hurt, but they can also be detrimental to your health and the health of your pets. Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and babesiosis. are just some of the nasty ailments carried by ticks. Fleas don’t carry as many diseases, but once inside your home, they can quickly take over space and infest your carpets and furniture. Protecting your yard knocks out the problem before it starts.
For Pest Control In Ohio And Florida, Call Land Art Inc
The experts at Land Art will help you create an effective 2021 pest control strategy. Pests like mosquitoes, spiders, fleas, and ticks don’t stand a chance against our team of professionals and our pest control program.
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