Create a plan that works
Insects can cause serious damage to your lawn, especially if left untreated. The best way to deal with the issue is to first identify which insects are present, explore your options around which insecticide or pesticide, and come up with an action plan. At Yard Smart, we can help to identify which insects are present and create a custom plan for your unique needs. Take back control of your lawn by calling us today.
The good, the bad, and the ugly
Some of the most common pests in Canada that cause damage to your lawn are white grubs, chinch bugs, sod webworms, adult beetles and chafers. The truth is, not all insects deserve to get a bad rap–in fact, there are many insects that are beneficial to the health of your lawn, like ants, ladybugs, ground beetles, earthworms, and many more. If you’re experiencing damage from insects and are looking for assistance extracting the problem for good, our team of experts can help you.
Taking the proper precautions
At Yard Smart, we take safety seriously. Once we’ve identified which pesticides and/or insecticides will meet your unique needs, we go above and beyond to ensure your safety and to those around you are met with correct application and necessary precautions. Our team has the technical training, specialized equipment, and experience with a wide range of pesticides, insecticides, and herbicides. We’re confident that we can handle any insect problem you throw our way.
Work with us for your pest control needs
We guarantee our service will give you the lawn you’ve been dreaming of. When it comes to insect control, leave it to the pros to handle hazardous materials and ensure your health and safety are always our top priority. By working with us, you’re in good hands of professionals who are knowledgeable and experienced in their craft. You take pride in the appearance of your property, and we take pride in making that our guarantee.
Everything about insect control
When should I apply insecticide to my lawn?
As a commercial property owner, you will most likely want to follow preventative measures before a problem arises. For anything preventative, the best time of year to apply insecticides is in the early spring to allow for slow release over the summer months. It’s best to avoid applications if the forecast is calling for rain, otherwise your application will be washed away with the rain water.
What is the difference between insecticides, pesticides and herbicides?
Although they are all made up of similar substances, they each have specific functions and applications. Pesticides are used to kill fungus, bacteria, and some insects (snails, slugs) or weeds. Insecticides–a type of pesticide–is used for targeting and killing insects on the spot, whereas herbicides are used specifically to kill plants or weeds. It’s important to understand what you’re aiming to treat, before purchasing a treatment.
What time of day is best to spray my lawn with insecticide?
When you apply the insecticide, time of day plays a factor towards how effective your application becomes. If you are dealing with a new infestation, it’s best to treat it as soon as possible. We recommend treating it in the early morning or late evening when the grass is cooler when insects are most active – therefore increasing the exposure.
Are insecticides harmful to humans?
Insecticides are made up of toxins and chemicals that are specifically designed to target insects. If the proper procedures are followed, there shouldn’t be cause for concern. However, if the toxic substances are inhaled, digested or have any type of significant exposure, it can cause harm to humans. It will depend how much they have been exposed to the chemicals, and how sensitive they are to that substance. As a property owner, you will likely need to ensure the proper measures are taken to avoid customers or tenants from getting exposure to harmful substances.