Identify lawn pest problems and treat accordingly

Lawn Pests

Savige Pest Control can safely treat all types of lawn pests including Lawn Grubs, Bindii and other broadleaf weeds. We use the most effective control methods for lawn pests, which is a blanket-spray as a preventive or corrective treatment.

Did someone say Bindii? – We use a selective herbicide in a low odour formulation with excellent turf safety for all cool and warm season grass types and provides outstanding broad-spectrum weed control in turf. In addition to Bindii control, we can treat your lawn for Creeping Oxalis, White Clover, Capeweed, Plantain and Cats Ear. It is important to note that complete weed death may take up to six weeks. You can expect faster results on smaller weeds. Turf clippings should not be used as mulch around other plants or in compost as this can spread the weeds around your yard. Transient discolouration may occur on Kikuyu, Carpet Grass and Queensland Blue Couch after treatment. Due to the residual effects of the selective herbicide, overseeding treated areas within three months of application may inhibit the establishment of new turfgrass. A second treatment may be needed.

Did someone say Lawn Grubs? These root feeding and surface-dwelling grubs are the larvae of moths and beetles and include species such as Lawn Armyworm and African black Beetle. Chances are the lawn grub moths have already laid their eggs on the eaves of your home, and the larvae are preparing to parachute down and invade your lawn as the warmer months approach. The lawn grubs feed on your grass during the night and cause surface damage to the lawn that presents as brown patches. Are you seeing small white, grey and/or brown moths hovering over your lawn in the early evening? Moth activity is an early sign of a potential lawn grub infestation. An increased presence of birdlife during either the early morning or early evening, maybe another sign of grub activity as the birds could be feeding on the nocturnal grubs. These egg-laying moths love to target the healthiest lawns in the street. As early as five days the eggs can become lawn grub larvae and start to attack your yard. For the next two to three weeks, these grubs will feed on your lawn and then become pupae. Within a couple of weeks, the pupae and metamorphosed into a moth and the cycle begins again.

Do not despair. A professionally applied treatment of an approved insecticide can break this cycle and protect your lawn. These insecticidal treatments will protect your lawn from the larvae of surface-dwelling and root-feeding grubs, including Lawn Armyworm and African Black Beetle.

Call Savige Pest Control today on (07) 3281 2800 to book your lawn treatments or find out more. You can save by bundling your lawn treatments with a termite inspection and/or pest control service.

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