As the snow finally begins to melt in Winona, MN, homeowners may find themselves facing a new problem: lawn pests. Lawn pests can emerge quickly after the snow melts and cause damage to your lawn and frustration for you. Maier Tree and Lawn can help you identify pests, mitigate their impact, and even prevent them from returning later in the season.
Identifying Lawn Pests
Some common pests that may appear in the spring include grubs, ants, beetles, and worms. Without training or years of experience, it can be hard to tell what kind of pest you are dealing with. Instead of focusing on the type of lawn pests that you’re dealing with, try to focus on the damage they cause. Are you encountering brown patches of grass, nibbled plants, webbing, nests, or something else entirely? If you can pinpoint the damage the pests are causing, our pest control professionals can take it from there.
Finding The Proper Pest Control Method
Our pest control experts can look at the damage to your property and tell you what steps to take next for a full recovery. In some cases, this may be a comprehensive, one-time application of an insecticide. In other cases, there may be multiple steps required to ensure that the infestation is effectively managed. But relying on professional intervention is important when it comes to lawn pests, as many pest control methods can be hazardous for plants and people alike if improperly applied.
In addition to insecticides, there are some other steps you can take to keep your lawn healthy and prevent lawn pest infestations. For example, regularly mowing your lawn can help prevent pests from taking hold. Overgrown or overcrowded lawns can become infested with all sorts of critters, and mowing can help limit their stay. Additionally, being careful not to overwater may also help. Damp, fungus-rich environments are a dream come true for many Minnesota pests. Remember, even the best lawn care habits may not prevent all pest problems.
If your Winona, MN lawn is struggling with pests this spring, Maier Tree and Lawn can provide the pest control you need. Contact us today at (507) 454-7000 or visit our website here to find out more about pest mitigation, lawn care, and more.