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How to Prevent Pests from Invading Your Lawn

Don’t let pesky insects invade your lawn!

In Ohio, we’re prone to a few insects – grubs, fleas and ticks. Grubs can do serious damage to a lawn. Feeding on grass roots, these tiny but destructive little pests can leave patches of damaged turf. Fleas and ticks are a menace of another sort. In addition to biting and bothering they can latch on to your family pets and gain entry to your home!

None of this is welcomed by homeowners, especially when they spend so much time making their lawns a relaxing outdoor living space.

Thankfully, all can be prevented or treated with the right yard pest control. Let’s talk about Ohio’s most common pests and how the right insect control can eliminate them.

What Are Grubs

Grubs are the larva form of Japanese beetles. Grubs in Northeast Ohio typically hatch in August and feed until the grass goes dormant in the Winter months. The adult form (June bugs, Jap. Beetles) emerge in June and July causing damage to trees and plants.

But while they’re still nestled in your soil, the grubs or larvae feed on the root system of your lawn, possibly ruining sections of grass.

Dying or damaged areas can be a sign of grubs. If you dig down, you may see the grubs – white-colored, C-shaped little “worms.” If you have enough of them, the grass sections they inhabit might completely uproot.

The best option to eliminate grubs is yearly treatment to prevent. Grass Master offers a grub control treatment, applied in the spring, that will protect your lawn for a full year.

If you already see grubs in your lawn, our Grass Master grub control treatments also can be a curative option.

Flea and Tick Control

Fleas and ticks are an annoyance to your pets, and you certainly don’t want them to invade your home. These insects hitch a ride on various wild animals such as rabbits and squirrels, finding their way to your lawn.

Fleas and ticks can use your lawn as their breeding ground, laying up to 3,000 eggs at one time! The rain is not an effective deterrent either, as fleas can thrive in the wet weather and damp, soggy conditions.

Grass Master’s professional flea and tick control lawn treatment program includes five visits (up to six, if needed), applied every six to eight weeks.

Interested in insect control for your lawn? Contact Grass Master today. We offer both grub control treatments and flea and tick treatments. Our Deluxe Lawn Care Program includes surface insect control, and you can additionally purchase these more specific treatments. Contact us with any questions, or call 1-888-GREENER to schedule a service.

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