Residential Insect Control
Insects taking over?
Typically, insects cause damage to your lawn by chewing the leaves and roots in order to suck the sap from the plant. This can lead to serious damage to our lawn or garden, especially if left untreated. If you have an insect problem, you will almost inevitably need to consider using insecticides to help stop insects from taking over your lawn. At Yard Smart, we can help to identify which pests you’re dealing with and create a custom plan for your unique needs.
Deciphering between good and bad
The most common pests for homeowners in Canada that cause damage to your lawn are white grubs, chinch bugs, sod webworms, adult beetles and chafers. However, not all insects should get a bad rap – in fact, there are many insects that are beneficial to the health of your lawn, such as ants, ladybugs, ground beetles, earthworms, and many others. 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 very 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 with correct applications and necessary precautions met every time. Our team has the technical training, specialized equipment, and is knowledgeable with a wide variety of pesticides, insecticides, and herbicides.
Work with us for your pest control needs
At Yard Smart, 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. By hiring one of our experts, you’re in the 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
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.
When should I apply insecticide to my lawn?
If you’re looking for preventative measures, the best time of year to apply insecticides is in the early spring to allow for slow release over the summer months. The only time you will want to avoid applications is if the forecast is calling for rain, otherwise your granular applications will be washed away with the rain water.
What time of day is best to spray my lawn with insecticide?
If you are dealing with a new infestation, it’s best to treat it as soon as possible. When you apply the insecticide, time of day plays a factor towards how effective your application becomes. We recommend treating it in the early morning or evening when the grass is cooler when insects are most active – therefore increasing the exposure.
Are insecticides harmful to humans?
Insecticides are made 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. Efforts to keep children and animals away from the potential of exposure are strongly encouraged.