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What Should I Do if Insects Are Destructing My Yard?

Posted by Stephanie Morgan on August 01, 2022 @ 9:00 am PST

When the weather is nice, there is nothing better than enjoying your yard playing with the kids or lounging in the sun. But the last thing you want is a hostile takeover of your yard by an insect who is there to destroy anything beautiful, lush, and green. Pests can invade your lawn, shrubs, and ornamental trees before you even know there is a problem. Knowing what to do if insects start destroying your yard will help you to act fast if you see any signs of an insect invasion.

Signs

If you notice any yellowing or eaten foliage, it is always a good idea to take a closer look and see just how much damage is being done. Yard infestations can look different depending on what kind of creature is doing the infesting. Knowing what to look for can help you know when it is time to seek out help for your lawn.

  • Red spider mites suck the sap out of plants leaving them to wilt and wither. They spin orange or red webs blocking the plants from sunlight
  • Ant bed mounds can be much more widespread through your yard than what you can see on the surface
  • Large, ragged holes or scalloped edges on plant leaves from snails
  • Wilted grass to yellow or brown turf patches caused by white grubs
  • Various tree ailments can be caused by insects like oak worms, California five spined ips, and cypress tip miners
  • Aphids suck sap leaving leaves of plants to turn yellow and die

Treatment

When it comes to protecting your yard from insects that are attacking your lovely plants, there are several store bought solutions. You can spray areas, or put bait systems into the ground in order to kill the insects invading your yard. If the insects are not killed thoroughly and swiftly, the damage will continue to increase, causing you to possibly lose several plants.

If fighting yard insects is not your ideal way to spend a Saturday, give a professional yard care company a call. By hiring a lawn care service that does more than just cut grass but that can also treat your lawn and flower beds for destructive insects, you will get the benefits of having a pest control professional and lawn care technician combined. An experienced lawn care company can treat your lawn and trees with:

  • Turf insecticide
  • Miticide
  • Tree insecticide spray

Prevention

The second best thing about calling a professional to treat your yard for insect pests is that they can set up treatment barriers so that pests don’t stand a chance trying to wiggle their way back into your yard. With annual inspections and added treatment, your lawn and flowerbeds will be looking their best without the destructive set back of battling yard insects.

If you are in Fresno County, give The Experienced Gardener a call if you need help ridding your yard of pesky yard insects.

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