Landscape Pest Control

Many people conventionally think of pest control as a home service that really only applies to the interior and the edges of the exterior. This is a common misconception, as your interior is not the only area of your property that insects can damage. Your landscape is a huge target, full of nutrients and desirable plant material. Turf, trees, shrubs, and even plant material can all be affected by outdoor pests. This damage can sometimes be severe, and if left unchecked can require the removal of the affected plant. Taylor Anthony has always been cognizant of these issues, sending our clients to the lawn pest control companies we trust. Now, that company is us, and we are going to give you the information you need to control pests in your landscape.

Common Pest Problems in Florida

While we mentioned before that pests can affect a variety of plant material types, there are some more prominent than others. Turf is the most commonly affected, with the Florida weather providing year-round conditions for pests to thrive. Chinch Bugs are lawn pests that literally chew on turf, from the blade itself to the stolons that motivate growth. They also lay 250 eggs a day, spreading quickly. This chewing causes turf to die out and turn brown, and they love St. Augustine grass. White Grubs suck the nutrients out of your turf’s root systems, and it will turn brown before you know there is a problem. Mole Crickets tunnel around your yard, some of the sneakiest of lawn pests and possibly the most damaging. As you can see these are just a few of the lawn pests that are common in Florida, and we will be discussing these types of potential problems on our blog moving forward.

Preventative Pest Control

Now that you have an idea of what kind of damage can be caused by these lawn pests, you need to know how to deal with them. The best offense is defense, which means using preventative pest control methods that keep pests out of your landscape in the first place. Adequate maintenance is another must because the healthier your landscape is the less susceptible it will be to pests. This is why we employ a year-long pest control program that includes nutrient-boosting services like fertilization of various types. For both shrubs and turf, we apply pest control applications that will make plant material less appealing to pests. We alternate month to month throughout the year, treating both turf and shrub to keep pests out.

Post Emergent Control

A routine inspection of your property by a pest control professional is the best way to catch any signs of infestation early. This makes treatment exponentially easier. Depending on the specific pest, (or disease/weed) our professional technicians will apply a post-emergent treatment tailored to kill off the pest. Sometimes damage can become too severe to repair, which is why our 12-month annual program is the best way to ensure that is never the case. Check it out using this link for more details.

Taylor Anthony is prepared to meet all your commercial and residential landscape needs. We offer a wide range of services, including landscape design and installation, lawn maintenance, pest control, irrigation, lighting systems, drainage solutions, and seasonal cleanup.

For a free estimate, please call us at 904-230-3386 and discover why our clients prefer holding one company accountable for all their landscape needs.