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Utah County, UT Animals in Your Yard

How to Get Rid of Pesky Animals

Are you tired of having Utah County, UT wildlife contingent making your lawn their own personal excavation site? If so, here is some information homeowners will find helpful.

When you have an unusual amount of animal and bird activity in your lawn, it might be an indication your lawn has an insect problem. Animals including raccoons, skunks, rabbits, moles and a variety of birds, will dig in your lawn in search of tasty food, namely insects.

What type of insects are you likely to find in your lawn? The most common insects found in lawns that attract the local wildlife population include grubs, webworms, chinch bugs and other sub-surface insects.
Grubs are a favorite of skunks and raccoons, and webworms are much sought after treat of moles. And while they may walk away satisfied after dining, your lawn can suffer the consequences.

The first step in correcting this problem is to properly identify the type of insect which might be infesting your lawn and attracting the wildlife. An incorrect identification can cause a two-fold problem: a.) Control of the target pest is not achieved and they keep going about their destructive ways and b.) Applying the wrong product or treatment program can lead to additional problems.

Your local Weed Man professional can assist you with properly identifying what insect is present in your lawn and make recommendations on how to best remove them from your lawn.

Homeowners should also keep in mind that the sooner a proper treatment program can get started the better. The combination of an insect infestation and the presence of wildlife in search of food can cause serious damage in a short period of time.

This one-two punch can cause serious damage to the root structure of your lawn. If not treated properly, it will turn your once lush green lawn, into a thinning, dead spot filled and a dug up one.

How can you protect your lawn from having the local wildlife take over? The best medicine is to maintain a healthy, thick lawn with frequent fertilization, watering, mowing and removing weeds. A Weed Man Utah County, UT professional can help you set up a plan to keep your lawn healthy and insect-free.

If your lawn does have damage from the combination of an insect infestation and wildlife in search of dinner, it can be treated. Following the application of a targeted insecticide product to rid your lawn of insects, a fresh load of topsoil to fill in holes and damaged areas and overseeding will help return your lawn to its thick, green and healthy state.
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