Commercial Lawn Maintenance – Taking Care of Pests

Your beautiful, verdant commercial lawn is the envy of your Dallas business park.  It helps highlight your buildings and create a welcoming environment.

Yet pests might be lurking in the grass. Without proper lawn maintenance, they can quickly damage the grass, turning it from eye-catching green to unsightly brown.

Here are three common Dallas-area pests that might be hiding in your commercial lawn.

Commercial Lawn Maintenance - Taking Care of Pests

White Grubs

These C-shaped bugs are white or cream-colored and about a quarter of an inch to an inch long.  They have a brown head, six legs and can destroy a lawn by eating the grass roots.   The lawn becomes spongy and when pulled rolls up like a carpet. Signs of white grubs include patches of dead and dying grass, as well as birds, skunks and other animals feeding on the lawn.  Most damage occurs in spring and late fall. A grub killer application kills grubs.

Mole Crickets

These odd-looking insects first came to the United States around 1900 and have caused serious lawn damage ever since, particularly in Southern states.  One to two inches long with a spade-like body, big black eyes and a brown body, they eat grass roots but also burrow through the top one or two inches of dirt, uprooting the lawn and drying it out.  An insecticide application rids your lawn of these pests.

Chinch Bugs

Just 1/5th of an inch long, these black insects have white wings that fold neatly over their bodies.  They damage grass in sunny areas by sucking the moisture out of individual blades and then injecting a poison that kills them.  The grass first turns yellow and then brown.  Soon you have large patches of dead lawn.  An insecticide application takes care of these bugs.

Let a professional lawn care company take care of these and other pests so that your commercial lawn remains lush and beautiful.  Contact us today.  Our team looks forward to working with you.

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