Last month we talked about insecticide granules, systemic insecticides, and pest control sprays as ways to reclaim your home and lawn this summer from bugs that bother. Judging by the blog traffic, it’s a pretty hot topic; pests are, indeed, aptly named.
The trouble with most insecticides is that they typically don’t last very long, the bugs outsmart them, or sheer numbers dwarf their potency. While the proper application is undeniably important (seriously, read the directions), the other important factor is using the right product at the right time.
Namely, before they decide to move-in.
Our Compare-N-Save products offer a wide variety of preventative uses and applications. Our products are designed to be safe and effective on ornamental areas of your yard, keeping the biting and annoying pests at bay while allowing you, your family, and your pets full use of your lawn and aesthetic areas for up to six months between applications.
The key is to treat early, before the insects have a chance to breed and multiply to alarming proportions. This is particularly important in the months of April, May, and June (particularly for our southern climes) when we can no longer depend on cold snaps to shut down breeding grounds and disrupt insect life cycles.
Now is the time set the tone for the summer and rid your yard of fleas, ticks, mole crickets, and fire ants—and the diseases and inconveniences they carry—for the foreseeable future. Choose the right insecticide for you needs, read the instructions, and protect your future playdates, barbecues, and sprinkler runs from unwanted pests.
Learn how other Ragan & Massey products can help with insects or your other gardening needs.