Lawn insect control should be performed weekly to ensure your grass and shrubs are healthy and well cared for. The most common problem is that most homeowners do not take proper care of their lawns. In fact, many do not even know how to begin the proper lawn insect control routine. For instance, if you have lawn insects infesting your yard, you want to make sure you have one single product to exterminate all the adult insects, and another product to exterminate the child larvae. If you aren’t sure what kind of insect is attacking your yard, apply an organic insecticide to eliminate the adults. If you use an organic type, water the lawn immediately following application to help accelerate the soil absorption into the ground.
Other methods of insect control include applying plant mulches or weedicides. Plant mulches are typically made out of wood chips, but they can also be made from paper, plastic, or cardboard. Weedicides are typically used on grassy areas, such as lawns and gardens, and they are designed to keep grass from growing back. This allows the grass to recover its natural cycle and die off naturally. You can use these types of products on your own lawn, or you can hire someone else to perform this service for you. However, it is always best to do it yourself. The only downside is that most companies charge a fee if you decide to use their products.
Another type of insect control is called baiting. Baits are designed to attract grasshoppers and small insects such as ants and whiteflies, but they can also be used on other types of turfgrasses as well. Baiting is often effective in eliminating insects such as the destructive yellow jaw, fire ants, and the armyworm. The bait has to be prepared prior to use it on the lawn. Before you start using baits, you need to make sure you have cleared any debris on the lawn. Baits can be applied from a canister or in liquid form.
Insect control can be a frustrating chore for many homeowners. Lawns have long been overrun with annoying insects, moths, and beetles. These pests lay their eggs in the grass and feed on plant juices and seeds. Because they feed on these small plants, it’s hard to avoid them. Many homeowners try to treat their lawns one at a time but that only creates problems in the long run. Lawn insects multiply very quickly and often return after they are treated. Here are some tips for lawn insect control.
To rid your lawn of caterpillars, you first need to find where the caterpillars are laying their eggs. Caterpillars have a certain spot they like to lay their eggs, called the nymph stage. To get rid of caterpillars, find this location, and destroy the egg sacs. You can use a soil thermometer or a lawnmower blade to find the nymph stage. If you’re unsure what lawn insect is attacking your yard, spray a broad-spectrum fungicide in the nymph stage. This will repel the caterpillars and the eggs they produce.
To eliminate termites, the first step is to use a termite spray in the late summer or early fall. This will give you enough protection in the winter. Then, in springtime, after the ground is warm, apply a termite treatment. Keep treating until you no longer have any termites. For ants, the first step is to clear away the fallen ants.