Lawn Insect Control

Lawn Insect Control Tips

Lawn insect control is part of Evergreen Lawn Care’s five step plan.

Insects are a fact of life and keeping them out of your lawn can be a challenge.  Lawn insect control is part of Evergreen Lawn Care’s five step plan.  We apply surface insecticide to control fire ants and a lawn destroying insects in April and May. Here are some additional strategies that you can implement for lawn insect control:

Conduct regular shrub spraying

Regular shrub spraying will not only keep your shrubs free of bugs, but also help with lawn insect control.

Get rid of standing water

Standing water is a magnet for insects.  Keep your lawn free from puddles and clean bird baths and decorative pools/fountains often.

Be careful with mulch

Mulch is a perfect nesting place for insects.  It can also be a “carrier” as fire ants and other pests can be transported to your yard in both untreated bag and bulk mulch.  Inspect your mulch for insects before putting it down.  This is especially important for fire ant control.  And, for overall lawn insect control, try not to apply mulch more than a few inches deep.

Inspect potted plants

This is an important part of lawn insect control as bugs often “hitch” rides in potted plants. Like mulch, inspecting potted plants especially important if you want to control fire ants.

If you’ve not had your lawn treated with insecticide to control fire ants and a lawn destroying insects, call us today!  April and May is the ideal time to do this in preparation for summer.