Methods of Termite Control Just as you use many techniques you use to control the pests in your home, there are multiple methods that can be used to control the termites in your home, but there is no single method that can be adopted by all, it really depends on your situation. The termite control [...]
Texas, San Antonio Termite Control Termite control is a major concern with most Texas homeowners at some time in their life. In order to prevent certain species of termites from invading your home or commercial building, it is highly recommended to do Texas termite control regularly. The biggest risks associated with termites are found with [...]
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Maintenance Tips For Flea And Tick Season Spring is a hopeful time for many people; it signifies new beginnings as the warmer weather helps nature flourish. However, to veterinarians, spring is better known as flea and tick season. As your pets excitedly explore the warmer outdoors, they will be greeted by all the creeping, crawling, [...]
Helpful Tips On Flea Control and Prevention Prevention and control of fleas is an issue in many parts of this country as pet owners work to keep their pets healthy and itch-free. The flea general life span is only two weeks to eight months in length, depending on the species, with much of that being [...]
Termite Control And Treatment Out of all the pesky pests we get here in San Antonio, termites have to be one of the worst. Termites are wood destroying insects that can cause havoc to your home. Your home is important to you; you’ve invested a lot of money and time into it, so the last [...]
Inspect Your Home For Termites This Spring One of the most troublesome pests to pop up during spring is the termite. They can create a lot of trouble for homeowners, causing as much as $5 billion worth of property damage every year. After the last freeze, termites emerge from their nests and begin their search [...]
Maintenance Tips For Flea And Tick Season Spring is here, Summer is knocking on our door Spring is a hopeful time for many people; it signifies new beginnings as the warmer weather helps nature flourish. However, to veterinarians, spring is better known as flea and tick season. As your pets excitedly explore the warmer outdoors, [...]
Gardening Tips To Keep The Pests At Bay This Spring As the snow starts to melt, all those pesky pests that have been hibernating under the soil of your garden will start to make their appearance. Most homeowners don't realize that insects and arthropods can make it through the holidays, but by burrowing beneath the [...]
If you have a garden or even a lawn, you know that weeds are a problem all on their own. But did you know that invasive plant species can be just as bad as more common weeds, like crabgrass or dandelions? Whatever the weed, San Antonio pest control company Bob Jenkins Pest & Lawn Services has you covered.
What is an invasive species?
Invasive plant species are sometimes even more insidious than common weeds, because many gardeners plant them without awareness of the fact that they are problematic weeds. Essentially, an invasive species is a plant that will survive – and even thrive – outside of its range of origin.
Invasive species are a huge issue, because many of them are extremely aggressive in their growth and can take over not only the area surrounding your home, but also the natural ecosystem in nearby forests or fields, crowding out native species and sometimes even endangering them.
What are some examples?
One of the worst things you can do with your lawn or garden is to plant some of these invasive species. These include such plants as Purple Loosestrife, which was once a very popular perennial. This plant spreads quickly and sprouts from root fragments, so trying to dig it up will cause an even worse problem and spread its territory wider.
In and around San Antonio, pest control experts have also found issues with plants like Tropical Spiderwort, which competes with appropriate lawn and pasture grasses for sunlight and nutrients, and can become a dominant species if you are not careful.
A huge issue in home and commercial landscapes, such as golf courses and playing fields, is Dallisgrass. This pesky grass grows rapidly and produces seeds prolifically. Mowing your lawn won’t help, because you will only end up dispersing the seeds to new places.
What can I do?
The best thing to do is avoid planting an invasive species on your property. However, if you have unwittingly planted an invasive species or find one from a neighbor flowering on your land, there’s no doubt that the right weed control is available for you. If you have a weed problem, there are exterminators in San Antonio here to help. Get in touch with Bob Jenkins Pest & Lawn Services today.