There are a number of insect pests that can make an otherwise beautiful day in Columbia not so beautiful. These pests can be damaging to people, pets and turf, but there are ways to control most of them. Imported Fire Ants, grubs, army worms, mole crickets, chinch bugs, fleas and ticks are just some of the common insect pests that can be found in lawns throughout the greater Columbia area. Insect control can improve the health of your turf and help make time spent in your yard more enjoyable.
Our insect control services can help to keep your lawn, your family and pets safe from these pests. Insect Control is included as part of our Estate Lawn Care program. However, we also offer individual treatments specifically targeting whichever bug is bugging you. Contact us for more information about controlling insects in your lawn.
Some of our treatments can provide season-long control of certain insect pests. We also offer insect control treatments that target a wider range of pests during the period when they are most active. The best way to determine which course of action is best is to utilize a strategy called Integrated Pest Management. IPM, as it is commonly referred to, is the most effective and conscientious way of controlling any landscape pest.
IPM integrates four primary objectives for dealing with pests, including problematic lawn insects. The first objective is to determine a threshold for a given pest. When does the insect, in this case, become a pest? In many cases, some insects aren't pests at all. Some insects (like lady bugs) prey on potential pests, while others help to break down organic material, which is good for the health of your lawn.
If you decide that you do have an insect problem in your lawn, the next objective is to identify which pest(s) are causing trouble or likely to be problematic in your lawn. At Carolina Vistas, our primary concern is our customers and the health of their lawns. If we can help you take simple, cost-saving actions to eliminate the insect problem, we won't sell you an insect control treatment.
This brings us to the third objective, which is prevention. Examples of prevention can be such things as selecting pest-resistant varieties of grass or using good cultural practices like mowing at the correct height, proper watering, core aeration, and other good lawn maintenance practices. As a Carolina Vistas customer, you can be assured that we will advise you on how to best care for your lawn.
When all else fails, the fourth objective of IPM is to control the pest. We will always recommend the best insect control method for dealing with the pest(s) that are causing trouble in your lawn. All of the chemicals that Carolina Vistas uses are EPA registered and applied according to EPA standards. When you need help with insect control in your lawn, contact Carolina Vistas Lawn Care. As always, we offer free onsite analysis to make sure your lawn is getting the attention it needs.