Are you noticing a rising insect population in your lawn? Whether it’s ticks, fleas, or mosquitoes, it’s a problem that needs to be treated – and fast. As the Wheaton, IL area’s experts in lawn pest control, Lawn Doctor of Batavia-Aurora knows there is one simple step you can take to fight back: get rid of insect breeding grounds. Here’s how to do it.
Eliminate standing water. Pools of standing water provide the perfect spot for mosquitoes to lay their eggs. Eliminate standing water by covering up sandboxes, tipping over wheelbarrows, tightening tarps over boats and lawn equipment, and emptying kiddie pools and bird baths. In fact, mosquito eggs can hatch in is little as one teaspoon of water so remove anything that can collect and hold water from your yard. If you have an ornamental pond, then install an aerator/agitator that will keep the water moving.
Clean out gutters. Water also likes to collect in gutters, as do wet leaves, branches, and other debris, providing another breeding ground where insects lay their eggs. That’s why at Lawn Doctor of Batavia-Aurora, we recommend regularly checking your gutters, especially in the fall and spring, and cleaning them out when there’s a lot of build-up. Water can then flow property through them, rather than sitting and growing stagnant.
Cut back tall grass, and overgrown trees and shrubs. As Wheaton-area lawn pest control experts, we know when it comes to ticks,they especially like shade. So tall grass that isn’t mowed regularly, or trees and shrubs that are out of control provide the ideal spot for them to nest and breed. Eliminate these areas by keeping your lawn regularly mowed and also pruning back larger plantings.
Throw out old wood or leaf piles. Other hiding spot for insects – like ticks and mosquitoes – are old piles of debris, grass clippings, leaves, and wood. They’re often moist and dark, offering a cozy environment for insects to nest and new pest populations to emerge.
Get More Help from the Wheaton Area’s Lawn Pest Control Experts
If you need professional help to get lawn pests under control in your yard, connect with the Wheaton area’s experts at Lawn Doctor of Batavia-Aurora. We have a proven and proprietary program called Yard Armour® that targets, treats, and suppresses mosquitoes and ticks throughout your property. It even provides protection around it with a proven and powerful barrier spray. With lawn pest control from Lawn Doctor of Batavia-Aurora, you and your family can safely enjoy your Wheaton area yard again.
Homeowners from Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, West Chicago, Winfield, Geneva, Lombard, and many surrounding IL communities trust us for lawn pest control. Learn more today by scheduling your own free consultation. Call Lawn Doctor of Batavia-Aurora at 630.406.8535.