01 Feb Top Tips and Tricks for Getting Rid of Harmful Pests
If you are an individual who spends countless hours out in the sun, devoted to making their lawn and garden flourish and look its best at all times, you will protect your property at all costs. Whether it be from young children and their wild nature, the outdoor elements, or Harmful Pests, most homeowners will take every measure possible to preserve their hard work.
When dealing with the outdoors and organic materials, many different types of pests may take up unwanted residence in your yard. While getting rid of certain pests may be more difficult than others, the key is persistence and being knowledgeable about the best methods to free your land of these pesky critters.
Throughout our years in the lawn care field, our team at Frank’s Lawn & Tree Service. has garnered well-earned wisdom on what methods of pest control fall short of the mark and which ones actually work. We are always eager to share this advice with the hopes that we will assist homeowners in preserving the land they cherish so dearly.
One common lawn pest that you may have been familiar with as a child are moles. These creatures are common in overwatered areas, as their favorite pastime is digging, and damp soil makes that task much easier. If you have noticed volcano-like mounds of soil around your yard, usually accompanied by raised ridges that serve as feeding tunnels, you may have a mole problem.
Moles can wreak serious havoc on a lawn as the create deep tunnels underground and feast on insects, grubs, and worms. It is only natural that you will want these creatures out of your yard before they have the chance to do any more damage, but it is important to consider your options. Many homeowners’ first instincts will be to set traps, but there are other more humane ways to tackle the issue. The use of castor oil is typically effective and will encourage moles to move on from your yard.
A very common insect that most individuals have had to deal with at some point in their lives is ants. While they are sometimes harmless, an infestation can cause major issues, especially if the ants happen to be fire ants. They create obstructive hills that are visible through grass and can infest surrounding wood. While they are more of a nuisance than an insistent pest, no one likes to run the risk of being bitten by these insects when walking through their own yard.
Luckily, there are many products on the market for getting rid of ants. You should first try to determine as best as you possibly can what species of ants you are dealing with. Then, you can visit virtually any home improvement store to purchase a spray or solution that is made specially to eliminate those types of ants. But, you should carefully research the formula you purchase, as some can be harmful to your grass and subsequently create barren patches where the ant hills once were.
Work with a team of experienced arborists you can rely on and contact Frank’s Lawn & Tree Service at (305) 233-9369 for more information on how to get rid of Harmful Pests or click here to schedule your free estimate now!