Lawn Pest Control

Texas lawn pests are abundant.  Nobody likes to find a fire ant pile by their back door and much less fall into a mole hole while walking to the shed.  You want to show off your efforts in building and maintaining that yard, and for it to be a safe experience. 

We all take different approaches to lawn pest control.  There are organic and chemical free methods of pest control and there are more aggressive forms of making sure to keep that lawn alive and well.

Controlling insect damage on lawns can be accomplished by using biological, natural ways (derived from items in nature) or synthetic pesticides (man-made). Biological controls are “living” materials that can attack and limit damaging turf insects. Some examples of biological controls are Milky Spore, Nematodes and BT (Bacillus Thuringiensis).  Biologics can affect insects in one of three ways:  1. Deter them from feeding on the turf because they make the grass taste bad. 2. Prevent the insect from maturing by disrupting the “molting” phase.  3. Can outright kill the pest if ingested by some insects.

Some examples of biological controls are NEEM oil extract, pyrethrum extract from chrysanthemums and insecticidal soaps derived from fatty acids.

One of the things to consider when choosing lawn pest control is ground water pollution, possible allergic reactions, the toxicity of the material, and the effects on pets or wildlife in the area.  Many local extension centers can be a source of good information to know what to use and how often.  The Montgomery County Extension Office number is 936-539-7822.

Reach out to Espinoza’s Lawn Service for your lawn pest control in the Greater Conroe, TX area!

P: 936-333-2672

P: 936-444-9881