Pest Control for Lawns

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Don’t Let Pests Overrun Your Lawn

Emerald Lawn Care – Experts in Insecticides for Lawn Care

Whether it’s grubs, sod webworms, billbugs, or any unwelcome critters, these pests can turn your dream lawn into a nightmare. But with Emerald Lawn Care, you can sit back and relax, knowing that we have the situation under control. We employ the most effective, environmentally responsible methods to keep your lawn healthy and thriving.

Protecting Your Outdoor Space with Emerald’s Insecticides Services.

TYPES OF PESTS & Services

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Grub Control

There are two approaches to grub control – preventative and curative. Prevention is usually done in June and early July, while curative is done when the grubs are actively feeding in the fall. Both are granular insecticide applications that should be watered in shortly after the application is made. The preventative application is less expensive and also limits damage to your lawn, which can be extensive, primarily from skunks and raccoons digging up your yard to feed on the grubs.

Mosquito/Tick Suppression

Our Mosquito and Tick Suppression program treats your lawn, landscape beds, and shrubs to reduce the presence of mosquitos and ticks. Applications are done once a month from mid-May through mid-September. While the full program is necessary for season-long suppression, we also offer one-time sprays for special occasions.

 

Billbugs

Billbugs are a type of weevil that can be problematic and are one of the most misdiagnosed insect pests of home lawns. In northern Illinois, the Bluegrass Billbug is known for causing significant turf damage. As the name suggests, they are primarily a pest of Kentucky Bluegrass lawns; however, they will infest other cool-season grasses common to our area. Understanding their life cycle is crucial to successful management of this troublesome insect pest.

Sod Webworms

Sod webworms are the larvae of a group of moths known as lawn moths or turf webworms. These pests are commonly found in lawns across various regions, where they can cause significant damage to turfgrass. Understanding their lifecycle, identifying signs of infestation, and managing them are crucial for maintaining a healthy lawn.

Chinch Bugs

Chinch bugs are small pests that can cause significant damage to lawns in Illinois, particularly during hot and dry conditions. These insects feed on the sap of grass plants, leading to yellowed, weakened, and eventually dead patches of turf.

Emerald Lawn Care can address infestations with lawn care treatments and tips for maintaining a healthy lawn.

Early Identification and Treatment of Lawn Pests

Identification

Importance of Early Detection: Identifying pest problems early makes treatment more effective. Early-stage infestations are easier to control and cause less damage.

Professional Assessment: Emerald Lawn Care professionals can accurately identify the type of pest and the extent of the infestation, which is crucial in choosing the right treatment plan.

Treatment Preferences

Selective Treatment: While a broad range of pests can be treated with insecticides, professional lawn care providers typically make selective decisions about treatment. For example, at Emerald Lawn Care, ants are often not treated because they can benefit the turf by aerating the soil and controlling other pests.

Environmental Considerations

 Professional lawn treatment services also consider the environmental impact of insecticide use, often opting for products that are effective against pests while being as gentle as possible on the environment and non-target organisms.

Our Expertise to Educate

Understanding the type of pest, the extent of the infestation, and the appropriate time for treatment is crucial for success. This is where the lawn care services from Emerald Lawn Care play an important role, offering expertise in early identification, proper treatment, and environmentally responsible pest control.

Types of Insecticides

Insecticide treatment is a key component of integrated lawn pest management. Whether it’s a liquid or granular formulation, the right insecticide can effectively control common turf pests and prevent them from causing significant damage. 

Liquid Insecticides: These are applied using a sprayer and are often preferred for their ability to cover large areas evenly. They can be absorbed quickly by plants and can reach difficult-to-access areas where pests may hide.

Granular Insecticides: These are applied in a granular form and typically need to be watered into the soil. They are often used for soil-dwelling pests and can provide longer-lasting pest control in the treated area.

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Ready to Enjoy a Pest-Free Lawn?

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Take the first step towards a beautiful, healthy lawn today. Contact Emerald Lawn Care for professional, reliable lawn pest control services. Let us do the heavy lifting while you enjoy the peace and beauty of your outdoor space.

What Customers Are Saying

“First year with Emerald Lawn Care after using multiple national franchise companies. It is such a pleasure dealing with a local company that you can talk to about your lawn and any concerns. The field tech Mike is very professional and willing to address any concerns that I have had. I am so impressed by this company, despite the drought we had this early summer, my lawn looks wonderful.” ~ John

“They’ve taken their time to explain the logic and science behind lawncare and how their application will bring long term improvements. As the season rolled by, I’ve seen a stark difference between my yard and my neighbors’. They are timely and professional. I get texts before and after with clear notes. They know what they are doing..” ~ Sunil

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