Summer is the time to get outside and enjoy your lawn. You want to take your kids out to play, throw a few burgers on the grill and plant a few new flowers, without summer lawn pests ruining your fun. Unfortunately, summer is also prime time for lawn destroying pests, such as grubs, mosquitoes, and ants.
These icky lawn pests are actually the larval form of various types of beetles. No matter what part of the life cycle they are in, lawn grubs and beetles can cause major damage to your lawn, and get into your home. During the cooler months, lawn grubs lay dormant in the soil. But, once warmer weather arrives, lawn grubs emerge and begin eating your grass, flowers, and other plants, from the roots up.
So, how do you know if you have lawn grubs? These soft, white, c-shaped pests are small and difficult to see if you aren’t looking closely. More likely, you will notice the damage to your lawn. Look for thin, weak grass and brown patches. In some spots, grass may be easy to pull away, because the larvae are preventing the sod from anchoring into the soil. Unfortunately, even a small infestation of lawn grubs can cause loads of damage in a short time, which means prevention and early treatment is the key to defeating these lawn destroying pests.
Mosquitoes might not damage your grass or flower beds, but they destroy your lawn in another way. When mosquitoes bite your kids while they play baseball in the backyard, or buzz around your summer BBQ, your lawn becomes an unpleasant place to be. Plus, a mosquito coming in through an open window can ruin a great night’s sleep. According to the Utah Department of Health, mosquitoes pose an even more dangerous risk. Mosquitoes carry many diseases, such as West Nile Virus, which can be transmitted to humans.
Though they are especially prevalent near standing water, such as pet bowls and decorative ponds, there’s no space that mosquitoes won’t call home. Temporary remedies, such as wearing long sleeves, burning citronella candles, and wearing bug spray are only partially effective. For real results, a professional mosquito treatment should be applied to the plants, trees, ground cover, and patio areas several times throughout the summer season.
Ants can damage your lawn, both on the surface and deep underground. While anthills on the surface are nuisances, these lawn pests may be damaging the roots of your grass and other plants. As one of the most common lawn destroying insects, ants can prevent little ones from playing outside, can make mowing your grass a pain, and the pests can enter your home through cracks and crevices. One of the best things you can do to stop ant troubles is to stay on top of lawn care and protect your home with a bug barrier.
Bug Barriers & Solutions for a Pest-Free Home & Lawn
From grubs to mosquitoes and ants, lawn pests in your yard can be frustrating, especially during the summer months when you want to get the whole family outside to enjoy the Utah weather. Big League Lawns offers solutions for all types of lawn pests, including our bug barrier service. By targeting the foundation and creating a chemical perimeter around your home, we ensure that insects and pests never enter your home.