Stopping Pests at the Source (Your Lawn)

Pests can be a nuisance, but they can also turn into a full-blown catastrophe if not taken seriously.

Here in Florida, the summertime brings a flood of pestilence in the form of mosquitoes, fire ants, and chinch bugs. Each year they return, which may come as a surprise to some, but that’s why Gato Guard takes pest control seriously, year round. During these colder winter months, you may see a decrease in active pests. The cold weather causes many types of pests to go into a form of hibernation. Don’t let this reduced activity lull you into a sense of security. As soon as the temperature warms back up, you can expect the pests to become more active as well.

So what can you do?

In a word, PREPARE.

Gato Guard realizes that true pest control doesn’t just mean spraying a protective barrier around your home. There are other ways to stifle the pest presence on your property. The most effective method, in the long run, is to cut them off at the source. For most pests, this means taking a proper look at your lawn care. Your yard and the foliage around your home are often the origin point for pest problems. This means that taking care of your lawn also helps to repel potential pest threats.

How can you protect your lawn from pests?

Gato Guard offers a custom blended treatment for your particular type of lawn. This pest treatment will target lawn-damaging insects such as chinch bugs, sod webworms, mole crickets, fire ants, fleas and certain diseases. However, the special blend used will also add much-needed essential nutritional elements to your lawn. This helps to keep your lawn healthy and resilient, which helps give your yard a fighting chance against emerging pest problems.

Gato Guard lawn care services also include weed control to keep your yard looking and feeling great. Pre-emergent weed control is usually performed in early Spring and Fall. Post-emergent weed control will be provided as necessary throughout the year. Please note that certain weeds such as Bermuda grass, Crabgrass, Alexander and Torpedo grass may have no selective weed control.

Here at Gato Guard, we are pest control professionals. Our services go beyond simply deterring pests. Thorough inspections help us to identify active pest issues, potential opportunities for pest problems, and environmental factors that may contribute to pests. Then, we offer a variety of services to keep your home, business, and lawn safe.

From lawn care to perimeter pest control, Gato Guard takes pride in making sure you have all the information and tools available to protect your property from potential pests.

Hiring professionals is the best way to keep lawn pests under control. Contact your local pest control company and get a free quote today!