Is Your Patio Picnic Worthy? Getting Rid of Backyard Pests and Weeds

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Now that summer is here, outdoor living in Florida is in full swing, and that means pool parties, barbecues, and backyard picnics. Unless, that is, you have hordes of mosquitoes, mounds of fire ants, or overgrown weeds taking over your outdoor space. Unfortunately, Central Florida has no shortage of insects that pester us when we walk outside, and weeds that will quickly kill out our grass if given the chance. Preventing these issues in the first place is key in keeping your yard at its best and ready for summer fun, but what do you do if you already have a problem?

With Country Boy Pest Control, you simply give us a call and let us know what the problem is and that you'd like for us to come out and give you an estimate on a treatment and/or prevention plan. While that will look different for each individual home, here is a brief description of what you can expect form common issues homeowners here face on a regular basis:

Mosquitoes. Florida mosquitoes are mean little critters and can leave you itchy and uncomfortable in a short amount of time. In addition to being annoying, they actually pose a health risk as some people react poorly to bites or could be at risk of infection. Country Boy Pest Control treats mosquitoes with our direct spray system. We target the areas around your home where mosquitoes hide during their "rest periods" and knock them out at the source. This is one of the most effective treatments for mosquito issues, and we've gotten great results for our clients!

Fire Ants. Fire ants not only leave your yard with unsightly mounds of dirt strewn throughout your grass, but they are also aggressive and deliver a painful sting. Their colonies grow quickly and can become quite large, taking over areas underground much bigger than what you'd expect. What's worse, they can build nests that extend under your foundation, which means the ants can eventually find their way into your home. We take care of fire ants with our lawn spray services. During your first visit (or two) we will likely apply some spot treatments as well to eliminate any large nests. Beyond that, the routine lawn sprays should keep the ants at bay and keep your home and lawn free from their nests and their stings.

Weeds. A lush, healthy lawn is not only visually appealing but also makes your backyard space much more comfortable and enjoyable. No one enjoys walking barefoot across a yard of prickly weeds, especially if those weeds are common allergens and result in sneezing, itchy eyes, or skin reactions. Keeping your yard free of weeds allows your grass to grow at its best, and healthy grass means a better outdoor experience. We offer lawn spray treatments that take care of weeds and encourage healthy lawn growth, in addition to aeration services and other techniques that give you your yard back and keep it looking great all year long.

Chinch Bugs. Chinch bugs suck nutrients and moisture from your grass, resulting in ugly, yellow, or brown patches throughout your yard. They are particularly fond of St. Augustine grass and can destroy your lawn in very little time. By eliminating them in a widespread area with lawn sprays, we can help you take back your yard.

If you're struggling with any of these lawn issues or if you're being plagued by pests inside your own home, Country Bpy Pest Control is here for you. We provide service to the greater Polk County region and are trusted by residents to deliver quality products, fantastic customer service, and great results. Give us a call for your estimate!

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