Lawn Program

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Bug Check Services, Inside Outside Pest Control

Our Lawn Care Program has been specifically designed with the best Up-to-Date products available along with the most effective methods of application in the industry.


The regulation of pesticide strengths has changed within the industry.  No insecticide in the industry can protect you lawn against Damaging Insects for Two Months at a time.


This is where Bug Check Services makes a difference.  The demands within the fertilization and pest control industry are very challenging.  Bug Check Services uses a methodology that makes sure your lawn is given the highest standard of care.


Our Lawn Care Program consists of two major components of fertilization (liquid & granular forms) one of these are used during every application.


We also include fungus, insect and weed control in our lawn care program.


For those homeowner that travel during the summer months and leave their lawn unattended for that time.  This can have detrimental consequences, as numerous types of damaging insects including the common "Cinch Bug" and Sod Web worm, typically infest during this time.


This is where our service is unique.  During the summer your lawn requires more attention.  At Bug Check Services, we recognize this and come more often during this time of year and give it the attention to make it look its best.


Also, at Bug Check Services, we resolve problems and take the time to show you how you can help us make your yard its best.  Our ultimate goal is to prevent problems that could be caused by damaging insects and help keep your yard healthy and green.


Call us today for a free quote and ask about our other services such as our Shrub Program and Palm Program.


Thank you for considering Bug Check Services, Inc. Inside Out Pest Control.

Turf Tips

Avoid over-watering

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Over watering your lawn can result in fungus and spur weed growth.

Avoid under-watering

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Under watering your lawn can result in dry areas and chinch bugs.

Crabgrass

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Baking Soda sprinkled on crabgrass has been known to kill it without causing damage to the surrounding turf.

Dollarweed thrives in moisture

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If you are experiencing excessive growth of dollarweeds then try cutting back on watering.  Dollarweed by nature is an aquatic species that thrives in excessive moisture.

Check irrigation zones

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Check irrigation heads periodically to make sure they are providing adequate coverage throughout your lawn without spraying too much into the street or driveway.

Mowing practices

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St. Augustine grass prefers to be mowed between 3"-5" tall. Mowing any shorter could expose roots and cause them to dry out.

Check mower height & mower blades.  Never mow more than 1/3 of the grass blade at a time.

Always mow with sharp mower blades.  Dull blades will tear the grass blade, stressing it and causing turf damage.

Weed Control & Prevention

We offer both weed control and weed prevention for your lawn and shrub beds.  This is done by using  pre-emergent herbicides before the weed seeds germinate, as well as post emergent herbicides for any weeds you may already have.  Our technicians are able to treat and control just about any weed you may get in your lawn.  In fact, we pride ourselves at being among the best at weed control.


We treat for weeds on properties as small as a few hundred square feet, and as large as a few hundred acres.  Because of the experience we have with weeds and turf, we are familiar with the herbicides effects on different types of turf.  

We routinely factor in variables, such as the variety of turf, outside temperature, humidity, amount of sunlight, surrounding plants, soil condition,  and previous herbicide application to decide on the best mode of action when treating your weeds.


PRE-EMERGENT HERBICIDE


Pre-Emergent Herbicides are designed to stop weeds before they germinate or emerge.  This is a crucial step to keeping your lawn weed-free because it is much easier to control weeds if you don't have any.  We usually treat a couple times each year with a broad-leaf pre-emergent.  Typically we treat just before summer weeds germinate, and then again before winter weeds germinate.  However, even with the best pre-emergent herbicides, it is impossible to keep every weed out of your lawn,  Because of that, we also apply post-emergent herbicides during the year.


POST-EMERGENT HERBICIDES


Post-Emergent Herbicides are designed to kill existing weeds that you have in your lawn.  Different post-emergent herbicides are used throughout the year, depending on the weather conditions and the types of weeds we're trying to control.  During the hottest summer months, we still use post-emergent herbicides, but because they can stress the grass when it's very hot outside, we cut back on some of the application rates.  This may result in us having to spray certain weeds two and three times to get 100% under control, but it's much better to take the safer approach to make sure your lawn doesn't turn brown.


BROAD-LEAF WEED CONTROL


There are three types of weeds that can get into your lawn (broad-leaf weeds, grassy weeds, and sedges).


Broad-leaf weeds get their name because their leaves are broader than either grassy weeds or sedges.  Their leaves are divided down the center into two sections and the veins run sideways from the centerline of the leaf.


Our turf program includes broad-leaf weed control, because, if you have weeds in your lawn, they are more than likely broad-leaf.  Included in this category is dollarweed (pennywort).  


FERTILIZER


Who doesn't love the appearance of a lush, green yard?  Well in order to have that, your turf needs fertilizer in order to grow well and maintain a dark green appearance.  There are three primary nutrients in most fertilizers (Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium) and many secondary nutrients (Iron, Magnesium, etc.).  Not only are fertilizers blended with different percentages of nutrients, but many of the nutrients are also available in varying forms, which allows then to be absorbed in different ways by the grass.


We customize our fertilizer for each treatment to provide the most benefit to your lawn. when doing this, we factor in weather conditions, the condition of your lawn, and current  chemical regulations.


INSECTICIDE


With warm weather comes insects, and just about everyone has experienced the damage they can do to turf, either first hand, or by noticing brown areas in a neighbors' yard.  In the Southeast, there are four insects that do the most damage to turf grass.  Those include the chinch bug, molecricket, sod webworm, and armyworm.  Although there are other turf-destroying insects, these are the ones that cause the most widespread problems.


In order to make sure insects don't infest and kill your turf, we apply insecticide during the months that they are active.  We not only use the most effective insecticides available, but we also strive to use the ones with the lowest impact on the environment,  


The most common problem that affects the control we get with insecticide is a dry lawn.  Because of the way  the insecticides are formulated, they need water to keep them active.  Usually, we get enough rain to keep the insecticides active, but during the middle of summer when the temperatures are in the 90's or during any prolonged periods f drought, it is very important that your irrigation system is operating correctly and your lawn is getting enough water.


  

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Lawn Problems - Symptoms & Diagnosis

Chinch Bugs

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Chinch bugs mostly feed on St. Augustine grass.  The Chinch bug sucks out the plant juices through a needle like beak, causing internal injury to the grass, During the summer,  eggs hatch in 10 days and the young develop into adults in as little as 3 weeks.

Symptoms of Chinch bugs

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Yellowish and brownish patches of turf. Problems are usually noticed first along concrete edges or in areas  without adequate moisture receiving full sun. Chinch bugs can be found by parting the grass runners in yellowed areas and observing the grass roots. 

Chinch bug treatment

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Granulated insecticide formulas usually tend to be the most effective and long lasting.

Bug Check Services lawn program incorporates the appropriate insecticides for killing chinch bugs.

Sod webworms

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Sod Webworms are the larval stage of a type of moth and may cause damage to most types of grasses.

 Bermudagrass is the most desirable and Bahiagrass the least desirable.

The sod webworm is usually greenish with many black spots.

While sod webworms are not usually prevalent in enough numbers in 

Florida before June, the armyworms and loopers are usually prevalent during the spring, summer, and fall.

Symptoms of Sod Webworms

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Newly hatched sod webworms cause very little visible damage. But when they become full grown the feeding shows up almost overnight usually causing extensive damage by the time the results are noticeable.

Sod Webworm treatment

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Bug Check Services lawn spraying program incorporates the appropriate insecticides for killing sod webworms during all life stages.

Lawn Problems - Symptoms & Diagnosis

Armyworms

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Armyworms are the larval stage of moths and feed on almost all turf grasses. 

Armyworms are usually prevalent during the spring and summer.

Armyworms  have a long dark stripe down each side.

Symptoms of Armyworms

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Armyworms are usually a green to brownish color with a long, dark stripe down each side.

Injured grasses will have uneven notches chewed along the sides of the blades.

Armyworm treatment

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Bug Check Services uses a blend of insecticides specifically targeted towards the elimination of armyworms and all other lawn caterpillars.

Mole Crickets

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Mole Crickets damage turfgrass in multiply ways, including tunneling through the root zone  as well as feeding directly on the roots.

Symptoms of Mole Crickets

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Check to see if the soil near the root zone is drying out. Visible tunneling near soil surface should also be prevalent.

Mole Cricket Treatment

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Bug Check Services, uses an insecticide specifically targeted towards the elimination of mole crickets and their eggs.

Lawn Problems - Symptoms Diagnosis

White Grubs

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White Grubs are actually the larval stage of June Beetle and the Masked Chafer beetle and damages grass by feeding on the root of turf grass.

Symptoms of White Grubs

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Symptom of White Grubs include the yellowing and discoloration of grass. 

To test for Grubs, use a spade to dig around the edge of the area of grass that is yellowing. Appx. 2 inches deep. Force the spade under the sod and lay it back looking for grubs or damaged roots.


white Grub Treatment

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An application of professional strength insecticide is often necessary to wipe out the grub infestation.

Get a free lawn estimate

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Call Bug Check Services, for your free no obligation lawn service estimate.

Our estimates include checking your lawn for damaging insects, such as chinch bugs,  sod webworms, armyworms, grubs and mole crickets. Turf diseases like fungus. Broadleaf weeds, grassy weeds and sedge weeds.

$25.00 Discount Coupon

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Discount given with a 1-year signed agreement, with full payment paid in advance  .Applies to new customers only. Coupon must be presented at time of  estimate. One coupon per customer.

Come on in. We look forward to meeting you.

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We're located at:


15 Utility Drive, Suite B

 Palm Coast, FL 32136


386 446 7944

386 446 7955