So you have made the decision to invest in regular lawn services for your Atlanta home. Congratulations! Hiring an expert to take proper care of your lawn is a wise investment that will fill you with pride and boost your home’s value. Plus, your yard is soon going to look so much better – and you won’t have to spend your weekends doing all that trimming, overseeding, aerating, and fertilizing!
During the process of finding a landscaping company to entrust with your yard, did you stop and think about pest control? There are things landscapers can do to prevent bug problems on your property…and if those guys are going to be at your house each week anyway, why not have them spray for insects? Have you ever wondered if regular lawn services should include insecticide applications?
How Is Insecticide Applied Outdoors?
A lawn service company can periodically treat the perimeter of your property with insecticide. These products create a barrier around your yard that repels most insects and spiders. These products also deter many low-flying insects from your property.
Other types of insecticide products can be applied directly to your lawn and other landscaping foliage. Treating your whole lot is a smart way to keep out bugs that can damage your grass and plants, as well as those that pose a threat to your pets and family.
Will These Products Keep Bugs away from My House Too?
Indeed! With fewer insects on your property and a deterrent barrier set up, you will see a decline in your indoor bug population as well. Wouldn’t it be great to not have to deal with ants in your kitchen, roaches in your basement, and spiders behind the furniture… all because you had your outdoor space treated with insecticide?
Is It Safe for My Family?
Reputable landscaping companies will only use EPA-approved insecticides – as well as EPA-approved fertilizers and fungicides. The EPA puts these products through rigorous testing to make sure they are safe for people and pets, and to make sure they actually work. Just like any other substances your landscaper uses, you should allow the insecticide to fully dry before using your yard again.
When Should I Have Insecticide Applied to My Lawn?
That decision should be made in conjunction with your lawn services company. They should be able to assess your insect concerns and come up with a treatment plan to address the problem.
Kemko Lawn and Shrub helps scores of Atlanta homeowners create beautiful lawns they can be proud of. From mowing your grass to treating your property for insects, Kemko can help you achieve the property you truly desire. Call us at 770-466-6113 to schedule regular lawn services for your Atlanta-area property.