For healthy green lawns and picturesque landscapes of trees, shrubs, bushes and ornamental plants, lawn pest control is a necessary part of your landscape maintenance.
Florida bugs and pests can cause extensive damage to grass, plants, shrubs, and trees and can be very harmful to the surrounding landscape. This can affect the appearance and decrease the value of your property. Within 24 hours, REPCO Lawn & Ornament Pest Control is very effective in killing pests. Eco-friendly insecticides, proper lawn care, and planned irrigation watering can significantly improve your yard and landscape’s health when used with the right fertilization regiment and make your property curb appeal attractive. Contact us today to schedule your free outdoor pest control inspection.
Chinch bugs are a common type of pest that loves to damage Zoysia grasses and St. Augustine lawns, but they are also known to feed on centipede grass. They suck on the blades of grass and then inject their saliva into the grass blades with poison that stops water movement within the blade. It causes a blade of grass to turn yellow and die.
The chinch bug moves on to another nearby grass blade as a result. They move outwards over time, forming a perimeter of large, dead patches on your lawn. Chinch bugs go through a progressive metamorphosis, beginning as an egg, hatching without wings as nymphs, and then transforming with the addition of wings into adults. Although chinch bugs are a type of beetle, there is no grub or larvae stage during the chinch bug life cycle or a pupa/cocoon stage.
If you have yellow patches of grass or suspect you have a chinch bug infestation, schedule an appointment for a free lawn pest control inspection with an REPCO Pest Control professional immediately to avoid any more lawn damage.
Some of the initial signs of a tropical sod worm problem are patches of turf that are shorter and lighter green than the rest of the lawn or the presence of tan moths that fly out of the grass when disturbed. If you inspect your yard closely, parting the grass in the affected areas, you may notice chewing or scraping signs resulting in ragged-looking grass blades, thinning grass, and increased weeds. You might even find the sod worm larvae curled on the surface of the soil.
Identifying a webworm problem can be difficult because the damage they cause is subtle. However, if it stays too long without it being managed, the caterpillars can eat down to the stolons, and you may be left with brown, dead blotches in your lawn. It is crucial to keep an eye on your lawn and pay attention to the subtle changes that may occur before the damage progresses.
In the Tampa Bay area, a mole cricket is a common problem for most homeowners. These pesky critters love to feed on the roots of common grass variations in this part of the U.S. These include Bahia grass, Bermudagrass, St. Augustine Grass, Centipede Grass, and Zoysia. However, mole cricket damage is caused by burrowing through the soil just below the grass surface. The tunnel network tends to loosen up the topsoil, uprooting grass plants, drying, and killing grass.
Mole cricket damage occurs in warmer climates, especially in regions along the southeastern coast. Damage caused by mole crickets can be recognized by raised soil caused by burrowing, as well as by dry or dead grass patches. Lawns with an abundance of thatch, consisting of undecomposed grass clippings, create ideal conditions for mole cricket infestation. Improper mowing of your lawn, excessive watering, and fertilization may also lead to mole cricket infestation.