Many insects are beneficial to the turf in that they aid in the decomposition of organic matter, improve soil structure and soil aeration and some are predators of other, more harmful organisms. Nonetheless, many insects present problems for the homeowner and care should be taken to monitor their activities before they cause extensive damage. Here in Ohio, we have several turf damaging insects that can create problems.
Increasing number of tick diseases being reported
Ticks spread many diseases and are active in Ohio from early spring until late fall. These diseases can pose serious health threats. With the increasing number of deer, coyotes, foxes and other animals in and around our suburban areas, as well as metro-parks, extreme care should be taken, especially on your own property. Ticks can easily attach themselves to pets as well as people, and then be transported back to your property where they can lay eggs and populated areas where ticks had never had problems in the past.
Our special flea and tick control program will drastically reduce the populations of these dangerous insects. Contact our office if you suspect that your lawn or property may be infected with ticks or fleas.