Safe Control of Lawn Insects
The struggle between humans and insects began with the dawn of time - and will continue as long as humans and insects want the same thing (for instance, your lawn!) at the same time.
North America, insects are so destructive that they wipe out crops that represent
the work of over 1 million people - in a single year. So insect control is essential
if we are to maintain our current standard of living.
More than 850,000 insects have been identified. Despite their short life span, insects multiply rapidly. Normally, nature creates a balance between insects, natural predators and food supply. But if something - like a change in the weather pattern - happens to change that balance, then insect populations increase and may cause extensive damage. Insect damage will be particularly severe in thin, dry, or weed infested lawns.
An Essential Step: DiagnosisInsect control begins once the early signs of injury or significant numbers of insects are observed. Since some insects can only be controlled at certain times during their life cycles, it is essential to know:
Weed Man employees are carefully trained to diagnose insect damage in your region of the country. We also have several fact sheets to tell you more about pests like white grubs, leather jackets and chinch bugs. Your Weed Man dealer will be happy to give you the fact sheets that apply to your region.
Your health and safety come first...Weed Man uses only products for use on home lawns. They are most safely applied in the capable hands of a trained professional like Weed Man.
What you can do...To increase the effectiveness of the insect control product, keep children and pets off the lawn for 24-48 hours after an application of Weed Man insect control product. (Your local Weed Man will tell you the recommended guidelines in your state.) Insects live at different levels in the soil, so it's important to follow watering instructions after an insect control application.
Call anytime...If you think you have an insect problem, call your local Weed Man for a free consultation. Weed Man will diagnose the problem and set up the proper program.