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Keep Your Yard Pest Free and Beautiful This Summer

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BugMaster knows the hot summer months bring mosquitos and flies that aggravate us and our pets. But what about pest that aggravate our lawns? Lack of rain and summer heat dry up our lush green grass, but that is not the only culprit.

Mole crickets are the number one turf killing pests in southern states and the Gulf Coast region. The damage they cause can leave brown spongy areas in your grass. The mole cricket eats the grass just below the surface, separating the plant from its roots.

Two other major grass pests are the ant and the chinch bug. Many varieties of ants can be found down south and can be identified on BugMaster’s website. The typical black ant and fire ants are the ones that build those large sandy mounds that seem to grow daily all over our yards. BugMaster offers a fire ant program that can help control this problem throughout the summer. Chinch bugs also reproduce very quickly. They feed by sucking all the chlorophyll out of the grass turning it brown, eventually killing the grass.

Talstar XTRA Granules helps control ants, mole crickets, and chinch bugs, as well as fleas, ticks and crane flies, from destroying your lawn. The granules penetrate deep into the grass to kill pests where they breed and hide. It is simple to use by spreading the granules over your lawn and water accordingly to the label directions.

This lawn saving product can be found at BugMaster DIY Retail store in Daphne, 251-626-6667, or in Mobile, 251-666-4402. As always, the friendly staff will help you choose the right product to help keep your lawn staying healthy, green and, hopefully, ant mound free throughout the summer’s hot months.

For more information about our fire ant program, click here.

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