Fall outdoor prep isn’t only for lawn maintenance; it’s also a time to seal up your home from unwanted guests. Now is the time to guard against pests, as they try to seek to stay warm inside your house during the cold winter months. Failing to maintain the outside perimeter of your home properly can create an open invitation for spiders, ants, cockroaches, mice, and rats.

Rodents carry diseases and can cause structural damage by gnawing through wires and nesting in insulation. Cockroaches also spread disease through their droppings and saliva, which can trigger asthma attacks. No one wants to risk disease and damage because they didn’t correctly safeguard their home. In preparation for winter, homeowners should be proactive and vigilant in preventing pests from coming indoors with these fall pest-proofing tips:

  • Seal any openings around your home
  • Seal cracks and gaps around windows and doors
  • Repair rips and holes in window and door screens
  • Install a chimney cap
  • Store food in airtight containers and dispose of garbage in sealed receptacles
  • Survey the conditions around your home to ensure they aren’t attracting pests and rodents

The best way to protect your home and to avoid any type of pest infestation during the winter is with professional pest control in Butler, Pa. Contact Custom Lawn Care, Inc. for all of your pest problems this fall and throughout the year.

2023-01-03T20:40:26+00:00Informative, Pest Control|


Lawn grubs are the larvae of beetles that eat the roots of your grass, and they are typically most active in late summer. These pests can kill sections of your lawn, and as they grow into beetles and begin creating more grubs, you could eventually end up with a completely dead lawn.

What are Lawn Grubs?
Lawn grubs grow into either chafer beetles or Japanese beetles. They can also occasionally come from other beetle species, but these are the most common.

How to Spot Lawn Grubs
The best way to tell if you have an infestation of lawn grubs is to cut into the soil and attempt to pull up the sod. If you can pull it up easily, this is a sign that grubs have eaten the root system of your lawn. Look under the grass for larvae, and if you find more than ten of these pests within a square foot of soil, you are dealing with an infestation. If you see many peoples on and around your property, this can also indicate that you may have lawn grubs.

When grubs damage your lawn, you may notice irregular brown patched in your yard. You may also see torn-up patches of lawn where crows and raccoons have dug into your yard to eat the grubs.

If you suspect that your lawn is infested with grubs, call an experienced pest control expert to apply pesticides to your property. Custom Lawn Care Inc. provides lawn pest control in Butler, PA, and the surrounding area.

2023-01-03T20:42:50+00:00Informative, Pest Control|
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