Your lawn can make a positive first impression on friends, neighbors and other visitors to your home. Controlling pests that can injure your lawn is critical to maintaining the curb appeal of your property. Chinch bugs are one of the most serious threats to Florida lawns. By treating these infestations quickly and effectively, you can enjoy a greener, healthier lawn throughout the year. Here are the facts you should know about controlling chinch bugs and other lawn pests this summer.
Chinch bugs are common throughout the U.S. These insects are small and brown and are often found in large swarms. They typically feed on grass and other vegetation by puncturing stems and extracting liquid from inside, leaving large patches of yellow, brown and dying grass in their wake. Female chinch bugs can lay up to 500 eggs at a time. As progressive generations of chinch bugs hatch, the nymphs and adult insects will continue to destroy grass and other vegetation. Taking steps to address these infestations can help you maintain a healthier lawn for increased curb appeal all summer long.
Chinch bugs are not the only threats to your Florida lawn. Mole crickets, sod webworms and armyworms can also do serious damage to grass and other plants on your property:
• The tunnels created by mole crickets can create unsightly lumps in your lawn. Additionally, these pests eat the roots of many plants, including grass and flowers.
• Both sod webworms and armyworms are the larval stages of a moth's life cycle. These very hungry caterpillars can consume large amounts of grass near the roots, creating dead spots in your lawn that may require extensive work to repair.
At Bug Out Service, we offer a full range of lawn care services. Our expert technicians can provide lasting control for chinch bugs, mole crickets, armyworms and sod webworms, allowing you to enjoy the most beautiful and pest-free lawn possible. We also offer broadleaf weed control and fertilizer treatments to enhance the health of your grass and to increase the curb appeal of your Florida or Georgia home. Call us today at 904-584-9868 or 352-221-9066 to set up a free evaluation and to discuss your home and lawn pest control needs with one of our expert technicians. We look forward to the chance to serve you.