Best Pest Control in Grand Rapids!

 

 

Perfection Lawn and Pest Control offers pest control services in Grand Rapids, MI including mosquito control, perimeter pest control   It is important that we emphasis that we only have licenses to treat for pests outside of your home-not inside.

 

There are hundreds of insects found in your turf. Many of these insects are beneficial and it would be smart to keep them there. This is why we offer targeted pest control. We only target the pests you want to kill which may include spiders, grubs, ticks, fleas and more.

Pests in your lawn

In Michigan there are seven pests that do the majority of the damage to your lawn.

Japanese Beetle

The Japanese Beetle is known to do the most damage. Japanese beetles eat the roots of your lawn. This mainly happens in July when your lawn already has a lot of stress on is from the heat and lack of water. Usually when your lawn is infested with more than 40 Japanese beetles per square foot, parts of your lawn will die. Skunks and raccoons will also dig up your lawn to eat this beetles which causes even more damage. To read more about the Japanese Beetle click here.

European Chafer

European Chafers emerge before the Japanese beetle which would be around the June to early July timeframe. The European Chafer is more difficult to control than the Japanese Beetle, but if your lawn is infested with them, it is important to keep your lawn irrigated and to apply nematodes. To read more about the European Chafer click here.

Black Ataneius

The Black Ataneius is not a very well known pest to homeowners, but it is a small black beetle that can significantly injure your turf. In order for significant damage to happen there needs to be at least 100 black ataneius per square foot which is much more than the action threshold of the Japanese Beetle. Black Ataneius damage is found mostly on golf courses and not homeowner’s lawns.

Hairy cinch Bug

If you have irregularly shaped yellow patches over your lawn, you most like have Hairy Cinch Bug infestation. Hairy Cinch bugs are very common in lawns but they are usually not prevalent enough to cause damage in well irrigated lawns. To read more about Hairy Cinch Bugs click here.

Bluegrass billbug

Many of the lawns in Grand Rapids, Michigan are composed of Kentucky Bluegrass. The Bluegrass billbug normally is found only in Kentucky Bluegrass lawns.  If you see the irregular dead patches of grass near burbs or side walks in late August it is most like the Bluegrass billbug.

Black cutworm

Black cutworms are dull colored moths that are in the caterpillar stage. These cutworms normally start feeding in April and

Ants

Ants are more harmful to short grass like you see on golf courses, rather than nicely manicured lawns  Underneath your grass you have countless ant mounds. You do not see these ant mounds because your grass is cut high enough. Ants are actually beneficial to a homeowners lawn because it eats other insects pest larvae.

Vertebrate Pests

Have a skunk, racoon, or mole problem? Once you remove the food source they will leave. We do this by treating your lawn for Japanese beetles, grubs, and other pests. Trapping is also a very effective way to remove moles from a lawn.