Grub & Insect Control
Your lawn is a part of the living outdoor environment. Though most residential or commercial lawns are not necessarily naturally made, they are still part of an invaluable ecosystem. Like all other types of grass, landscape, shrubbery, or grassland, insects and bugs are simply just a part of balancing the natural ecology.
Most insects are beneficial to grass and can aid in the process of decomposition or serve as a valuable part of the food chain. In other instances however, insects can become pests that damage your lawn and prohibit healthy growth. When insects, bugs, or other pests become an issue, they can prevent your lawn from growing or could even cause lawn disease on your property. Furthermore, when colonies reach big enough sizes, they can begin to enter your home and create further damages.
At LawnAmerica, we are always looking for ways to improve our services to our customers while at the same time looking for opportunities to use products that are better for our environment. That commitment has led us to change our Grub Control program starting in the 2018 season.
We are moving away from products that contain imidacloprid, which has been linked (in some cases unfairly) to the decline in pollinators. A newer chemistry has been tested and is now available for lawn care providers that provides better control, especially of grubs, but has no impact on bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. This product, Acelepryn, rather than having to be applied twice a year at precise times, is effective with just one application, usually in April and provides season-long control.
With that in mind, we have discontinued our previous Grub Control program that offered two granular applications each season. We have moved everyone over to the new program.
Common Insect Infestations
Some common insect infestations include:
- Grub worms
- Fire ants
- Chinch bugs
- Army worms
- Bermudagrass mites
- Fleas and ticks
Why Choose LawnAmerica?
Though you may be tempted to reach for off-the-shelf insecticides or other products, we encourage you to rely on professional help. Though your intentions may be good, you could be purchasing a product that could be putting your lawn, your family, or your pets in danger. By working with LawnAmerica, we can utilize effective products that not only get rid of your insect problem, but do not harm people, pets, or the environment! Most importantly, we offer competitive prices and have the experience needed in order to know when and what to treat with.