When looking at a great looking Florida lawn, there are a lot of factors and activities involved in the maintenance of said lawn well beyond the general lawn care that initially comes to mind. One of these common lawn care activities is pest control. Essential to the health of your lawn, professional pest control services take care of the constant concern that Florida pests cause. These pests can wreak havoc on your lawn, destroying your property’s natural beauty. Due to the heat and humidity, bugs thrive in the Florida climate. We know that whether you are a homeowner, property manager or a member of your HOA board, you have likely spent a significant amount of time and capital maintaining your lawn, and we wanted to gather everything you needed to know about professional pest control services for you in one place.

Common Pests

You may have already heard of many of the most common Florida pests, but if you have not engaged in pest control before, you may not know how to identify them. Chinch Bugs frequent both Zoysia and St. Augustine grasses that are all too common in the central Florida area. They are often reddish-orange, growing into a black color with white patches. They suck fluids from the grass, causing your blades to turn yellow or brown, killing your yard. Grubs are just as bad, tunneling under the surface of your soil, feeding on the roots of the grass, causing similar damage. You may also encounter mole crickets, tunneling under the soil, and pushing up through the soil, dislodging grass that eventually dies out. Living in Florida, these pests are all dangerous, at all times of the year. Each and every one of these pests is a threat to your lawn, and knowing that there is a potential problem is the first step in solving it.

Professional versus DIY

As a homeowner on a budget, or an HOA looking to cut costs, it can be very tempting to do your pest control in house rather than hire a trusted professional. At first glance this may seem like a great idea, but there are a few things to keep in mind. Firstly, when doing it yourself there are no guarantees. When you go to the store and pick up whatever spray you think works, you run the risk of doing more damage than good. Professional Pest Control services offer you the peace of mind of certifications, experience and prior knowledge. Chemicals are no fun to toy around with, and should be left in the hands of those who truly know what they are doing. Professionals can not only perform the service, but work with you to implement preventative care, as well as tailor the service to the needs of your property. Type of grass, type of pest and location can all be relevant factors to the complete elimination of lawn pests. Why take the risk?

Alexander’s Pest Control Services

Now that we have established why you need professional pest control services, let’s go over the services we offer here at Alexander’s. We use weekly property checks, performed by Certified Pest Control Operators. We create custom programs to fit the needs of your property, and focus our efforts on long-term prevention. Many companies attempt to use quick fixes that keep you coming back for more. Our goal is to see your lawn look fantastic for years to come. 

Alexander’s Property Maintenance is a full-service commercial landscape company serving commercial properties in West Central Florida. We focus on quality, consistency, and reliability for all our clients. We do it right the first time. Check out our website to see what we have to offer or to contact us for an estimate. Give us a call at the number listed on our website most relevant to your location.

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