Understanding Garden Pest Control

I still remember when I planted my first garden. I was so excited to get started that I completely overlooked the massive pest problem brewing in my yard. Unfortunately, as soon as I planted my crops, I was confronted with the harsh realities of pests munching through all of my veggies. It was devastating, but I knew that I needed to make things right. I decided to contact a professional exterminator to see if he could help. He came out, checked out the pests that were plaguing the area, and treated the earth with the right pesticides. I made this website to help you to understand garden pest control, so that you can reap your harvest.

Along Came A Spider: How To Get Rid Of Grass Spiders This Spring

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Now that the weather is warming up, it's time to take a closer look at your grass. If your yard has been covered in snow for most of the winter, you might be getting your first view of the grass right about now. If that's the case, you might have noticed spider webs popping up on the surface of your grass. Those webs belong to grass spiders. In most cases, a few grass spiders are good for your yard. In fact, they can keep other pests out of your grass. But, if you have an infestation of spiders, you need to take steps to remove them. Here are four steps you can take to remove the grass spiders and keep them away. 

Remove the Webs

If your yard is covered in grass spider webs, the first thing you need to do is remove the webs. The webs won't cause harm to your grass, but they are unsightly, especially if there are a lot of them. Because grass spider webs aren't sticky, they're easy to remove. In fact, you can use a broom or rake to remove them from your yard. Once the webs are removed, you can take steps to remove the spiders. It's important that you continue to remove any new webs that pop up in your yard. 

Clear the Debris

If the winter thaw uncovered a layer of debris on your grass, you'll need to get that removed as quickly as possible. Debris such as dead leaves, pine needles, and thatch from the last mowing of the season provides the perfect environment for grass spiders. Once you remove the debris, you'll have an easier time removing the spiders. That's because there won't be any hiding places available for the spiders while they spin their webs. 

Trim the Grass

If you're taking steps to remove grass spiders from your yard, make sure you trim your grass now that the weather is warm. Trimming your grass will allow you to tackle the spider problem you're dealing with. Not only that, it will remove the dormant layer at the top of your lawn. Once you've removed the spiders, you'll need to continue trimming your grass throughout the growing season. That way, the spiders stay away. 

Use Pesticide

Finally, if you're facing an infestation of grass spiders this year, you're going to need professional pest control services for spider removal. Grass spiders may continue to return until you invest in professional spider removal services. 

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23 March 2021