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How To Protect Your Eagle Pass Lawn From Pests

Serving Del Rio, Eagle Pass & Surrounding Areas
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Achieving a beautiful, healthy lawn can be challenging, and one of the biggest problems homeowners face is lawn pests. These pests can cause a lot of damage to your grass and landscape. If you have been trying lawn treatments to eliminate brown patches and problem areas and haven’t had much luck, the problem might be due to pests. 

This blog will review the most common pests Eagle Pass lawn pest control companies find infesting lawns and some ways to tell if these pests are in your yard. We will also explain the best way to eliminate them and some tips for keeping your lawn healthy. Read on to learn how Gold Star Exterminators – Del Rio can help you eliminate pests and prevent them from returning.

Common Lawn Pests In Eagle Pass

Pests can cause problems in yards creating ugly patches that keep you from having the beautiful lawn you deserve.

The following list describes the most common lawn pests we find in Eagle Pass lawns:

  • Chinch bugs: Adults measure around 1/5” of an inch and are black with white wings, and the nymphs are wingless and may have red or orange markings. 
  • Fire ants: Dark reddish-brown ants that are between 1/8” and 3/8” of an inch long and have a stinger.
  • White grubs: White with brown heads and six prominent legs measuring 1/4 inch to one inch long.

If you need help determining the type of pest infesting your yard, it can help to reach out to a local pest control company that treats lawn pests. Gold Star Exterminators – Del Rio can help you figure out what type of pests are causing problems in your lawn and the best way to eliminate them. Contact us today to learn more about our lawn pest control services. 

How To Tell If Your Yard Has Lawn Pests

Sometimes you may not see the actual pests and instead see the damage they leave behind. The damage you can see will vary depending on which type of pest is causing the problems. The extent of the damage will often depend on the length of time the pest has been infesting your lawn.

Chinch bugs have piercing, sucking mouthparts they insert into the grass to extract the juices causing the blade to turn yellow and brown. Damaged areas appear as small, irregular patches that will become more prominent as the insects spread. You can turn over thatch and dirt in the areas with dead grass to check for chinch bugs.

White grubs have strong, chewing mouth parts that they use to feed on the roots of grasses, and the damage they cause leaves wilted or brown patches of grass and soft, spongy areas behind. One way to determine if you need lawn grub control is to watch for raccoons, skunks, or birds digging in your lawn searching for them.

Fire ants are much easier to check for than chinch bugs or white grubs. A fire ant hill in your yard will be between two and four square feet in size and have a flat, irregular shape. When you can see a fire ant mound on your property, they have likely already been damaging the lawn below the surface with their tunneling for some time.

Gold Star Exterminators – Del Rio is here to help you eradicate troublesome lawn pests and reclaim your yard. Contact us today to learn more about our services.

The Best Way To Get Rid Of Lawn-Damaging Pests

By the time you notice damage to your lawn, an infestation can be extensive. The best way to eliminate these pests is to work with a company that offers lawn pest control services. Gold Star Exterminators – Del Rio has been helping people protect their lawns and homes from troublesome pests for over four decades, contact us today with any questions or to request a free estimate.

Tips For Keeping Your Lawn Healthy

After we eliminate your lawn pest problem, you can get back to enjoying your beautiful lawn.

Here are some tips to keep your lawn healthy and pest-free:

  • Regularly mow your lawn to keep it free from thatch.
  • Take care not to overwater or underwater the grass.
  • Aerate your lawn as needed.
  • Don’t over-fertilize the lawn.

Working with a company that offers pest control near you can help protect your property from pests of all kinds.

Contact Gold Star Exterminators – Del Rio today to learn more or to schedule your free inspection.