Lawn Pest Treatment

Overview

For every type of bug plaguing a lawn, there's a treatment available. Homeowners have a range of options at their disposal to keep their lawns intact and pest-free.

Types

Gardeners have a range of options for treating lawn pests, among them are chemical insecticides, biological insecticides, botanical insecticides and insecticidal soaps.

Prevention/Solution

With the wide range of products available in nurseries and garden centers, gardeners can address lawn pest problems, but for heavy or unusual infestations, professional services may offer the best solution.

Cost

Cost for lawn pest treatment will very likely be less for the gardener who chooses to do it herself; however, she may spend more time addressing the issue, particularly if the first method of treatment is not effective.

Effects

Chemical insecticides effectively rid the lawn of pests, but also kill good insects, and leave toxic residues behind that can harm humans and pets. Organic treatments target the pests without harmful effects, although they can aggravate allergies.

Forms

Pest treatments are available as sprays, granular applications and soaps. Gardeners should choose the form that best suits the severity of the pest infestation as well as cost.

References

  • All About Lawns
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About this Author

Stephanie D. Green is a freelance writer with over 10 years of experience. Green holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and enjoys writing parenting, gardening and human interest articles. Her work has been published in lifestyle and trade publications including Draft Magazine and Savannah Magazine.