Problems with pests in your yard can seem impossible to solve. Many homeowners reason that even if they remove pests from their own yard, pests will continue to come back from neighboring properties. In reality, there are effective solutions available for managing pests in outdoor environments. Even the most difficult pests, such as gofers and snakes, can be kept away from a property when the right treatment methods are applied. You should, therefore, learn to recognize the signs of pests damaging your lawn so that you can respond with an effective pest control solution.
1. Brown or Yellow Grass
The most apparent sign of a pest infestation is dead grass. Since grass takes a significant amount of time to decompose, your grass will turn either brown or yellow when it is killed by pests. There can be a wide range of reasons for dead grass that emerges at unexpected times, but some of the most common lawn pests, such as grubs or chinch bugs, are the cause of dead grass in many instances. The most obvious sign of grubs is softened grass that can be lifted off the ground, and chinch bugs cause grass to become dry and wilted. Early intervention can prevent dead patches from spreading as lawn pests reproduce.
2. Unexpected Holes of Any Size
Many of the pests that can hurt young children and pets burrow underground to hide from predators and consume food without competition from other animals. Pests that burrow underground, such as gofers and moles, prefer to dig their holes in open fields so that they can monitor the surrounding area with ease. When you find holes in the ground, you should check to make sure that your utility company did not dig a hole on your property. If the holes you find were not dug by a person, the chances are high that you have pests burrowing nests on your property. To prevent burrowing pests from reproducing and digging more holes, you should have them removed as soon as possible.
3. Snakeskins Found on Your Property
Snakes are a serious threat to human safety because they can have venomous bites and are often aggressive. The most apparent sign of snakes is dead skins that are found on your property. Snakes have to shed about four times per year, so you will find snakeskins on a regular basis when you have problems with these pests. Although snakes cannot burrow into packed soil, you may also find holes in your lawn caused by snakes burrowing under your grass or soft flower beds. Snakes can form large families when they can find food on your property, so you should take steps to eliminate existing snake populations to prevent them from reproducing.
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