SWFL Lawn Care
It’s been a long time coming and we’re excited to announce it’s finally here! We have a new look for the New Year but always bring you the same great services you have come to trust and rely on over the years! Lenny’s Pest Control is a family owned and managed pest extermination company based out of Southwest Florida. We proudly service the Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and surrounding areas. We have over 50 years of experience that we bring to your home or business every time you need help with a pest control problem! Our team of expert and professional exterminators are always ready to tackle any pest problem no matter how small or large in Lee County, Charlotte County or even Collier County!
We recently celebrated our ten-year anniversary in business and we’re shooting for another ten wonderful years of service to our community. We’re all about educating you and helping you protect your home and family from unwanted pests, rodents, termites, insects or bugs in your home, lawn or place of business. We invite you to subscribe to our blog and our newsletter so you never miss our informational posts, specials and news of what’s happening with us and our industry. Every month we’re putting something new together for you and we’re sharing it online so connect to us, if you haven’t’ already, on facebook, twitter and linkedin.
Lenny’s Pest Control specializes in Pest Control Services for both residential and commercial clients as well as Termite Control and Prevention along with helping you keep your lawn beautiful and healthy with our Lawn Care program. We are licensed and insured and we take the time to train our team on the safest and most effective treatments and process of eliminating all pest so you can rest easy knowing you’re in good hands when you call us.
We would love to give you a FREE consultation where we come out to your home or business and inspect your property, give you an estimate and get your protected. Please give us a call at (239) 945-6543 for all your pest control needs in southwest Florida.
Lenny’s Pest Control, Inc
“A beautiful lawn doesn’t happen by itself.” I know you’ve heard it before but it’s definitely worth repeating. One of the benefits of living in this paradise we call Southwest Florida is having a beautiful lawn outside your home all year-long! Now what most people don’t realize is what it takes to create and keep a beautiful lawn and it’s not as complicated or difficult as some may say it is.
Lenny’s Pest Control has been helping homeowners enjoy a year-long beautiful lawn for years and we know exactly how to get the job done right the first time. Our lawn care specialist will take the time to inspect your lawn and identify the current problems. We always take time to answer all your questions and educate you about what needs to be done for your lawn. Our lawn care program includes Weed Control, Fertilization and Turf Insect Control. We have a special going on this Spring – our initial lawn care service is only $29.95 and it covers up to 6000 sq. ft. with annual agreement – for new customers only.
INSECT CONTROL – If your turf looks damaged, wilted, and water-starved, than in insect may be involved. Some insect species feed on the roots and actually detach the blades from the roots and some suck the grass blades. This can cause great damage that turns your turf brown. Here’s a list of insect you might have living in your lawn now: ants, chinch bugs, fire ants, grubs, chiggers, ticks, cutworms, sod webworms, greenbug and billbugs are just a few. Our Turf Insect Control treatment can help you have a healthier, greener lawn quicker than you think!
FERTILIZATION – Providing sufficient nutrients, or fertilizer, is a key component of any beautiful and healthy lawn in southwest Florida. Aside from enjoying the nice view outside your window, a healthy lawn helps cool the environment and improve air quality! With an extensive knowledge of fertilizing methods and an experienced and expert landscaping team dedicated to you lawn’s health, Lenny’s Pest Control has the tools to rejuvenate even the most dilapidated and dry lawns.
WEED CONTROL – The last thing your lawn needs is a bunch of weeds crowding out your grass. Weeds detract from the beauty of lawns due to the contrast in color and texture between the desired grass plants and the weeds. In addition, weeds compete with the desired grass plants for available water and nutrients, usually resulting in thinning of desirable plant cover. Don’t let weeds keep you from enjoying your lawn, call the experts at Lenny’s Pest Control for quick, quality lawn care.
LAWN TIPS – To decrease bug and disease pressures, mow at the proper height and don’t overwater your lawn. Taller grass has deeper, stronger roots. A short mowing height stresses out grass, and over-fertilization causes it to grow faster than grass clippings can break down.
This results in a layer of thatch and creates hiding places for detrimental insects. Thatch blocks water traveling to the roots, requiring increased irrigation. In turn, damp conditions create disease or fungus pressure, which requires spraying with a fungicide that eliminates all fungus, including the beneficial fungi that protect grass. The cycle continues if unchecked. The best way to have a beautiful lawn is to call an expert and them get you on a plan to a healthier, greener lawn!
Lenny’s Pest Control is all about educating you and helping you protect your home and space from unwanted, bugs and pests. We would love to come out to your home or business and inspect your property, give you an estimate and get your protected. Please give us a call at (239) 945-6543 for all your pest control needs in southwest Florida.
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Are you in LOVE with your Lawn? Well you should be!
At Lenny’s Pest Control we believe you should have the best looking lawn on the block! If you’re living in Southwest FL then you’re already in paradise, shouldn’t your home and it’s surroundings look the part? This is the time of year when we reach out to our customers and remind them that it’s GRUB season and their lawn needs to be protected if they want to have and keep a beautiful green, lush, healthy lawn. Most people don’t realize that beautiful lawns don’t happen on their own. Aside from needing water on a regular basis, lawns need to be fertilized in the fall and protected against insects and bugs like GRUBS and NOW is the perfect time to do so. You also need to make sure that you keep those weeds in check because they can really do some damage to your lawn as well as shrubs and plants.
Today we want to educate you on those pesky and problematic GRUBS!
Grubs are the larval stage of beetles. There are many types of grubs but the ones which live in the dirt under grass are most likely Japanese Beetle, June Beetle, May Beetle, Black Turfgrass, Asiatic Garden or some other regional beetle which lays eggs whose larva feed on plants. Most people know what grubs look like. They usually have an off white, tan or even brown head, tend to be curled in a “C” position all the time, have lots of legs and a segmented body which is quite white. Grubs can vary greatly in size which is not only dependent on species. Clearly the food supply has a lot to do with just how big or small any one grub might grow. Other variables like temperature, humidity, water, local nutrients and soil type will influence their size and development. Grubs live just under grass, usually 6 inches to a few feet down, all of which depends on their species, food supplies and the time of year. Since so many insects generate a grub like young which can live in turf.
Grubs usually go unnoticed until the results of their feeding is observed. Such results will include dead grass, plants and flowers. It is quite common to find them still feeding even as you are removing the dead plant, turf or flower!! Such “pockets” of grubs should be more then just an alarm alerting you to what is happening. Don’t ignore it. Grub damage is by far the most common type of damage sustained in turf grass throughout the United States. In addition to grubs killing off plants, shrubs and grass, their presence tends to attract all kinds of animals. Moles, armadillo, badgers, birds, mice, rats, voles, shrews, gophers, groundhogs, muskrat, opossum, raccoon, prairie dogs, and skunk are just some of the animals which will readily tear up and pull apart lawns in an effort to find grubs. They love grubs
and lawns which have active grub populations will undoubtedly start to experience animal digging and damage. If you already have this activity, you need to put an
end to it as soon as possible. Turf which is in a weakened state already will quickly die off from all the digging. Grub infestations can also lead to other insect problems. There are many types of wasps which actually feed on grubs. These parasitic wasps thrive in yards where grubs are present and will come to feed and nest when large grub populations
Fall is the best time to inspect for grubs, although early spring can also bring on early infestations. At these times the grubs are near the soil surface feeding at the root zone. Use a spade to cut three sides of a strip one foot square and three inches deep. Force the spade under the sod and lay it back, using the uncut side as a hinge. Use a trowel to dislodge soil from the exposed roots. After inspection, replace the strip of sod to insure roots can re-establish contact with the soil. Repeat this procedure in several other areas of the lawn to locate possible white grub infestations.
Lenny’s Pest Control has a team of experts that specialize in Southwest Florida Pest Control inside and outside of your home. We are experienced in tackling the GRUBS and any other insects in your living space. Don’t try to fix it yourself, let the experts handle all of your pest control problems! We proudly service the Lee, Charlotte and Collier Counties. Call us at 239-945-6543 or visit our website at http://www.lennyspestcontrol.com/ to get a quote today!