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.
What Is Humane Animal Control? San Antonio is no stranger to pests and annoyance animals, but when it comes to unwanted pests such as raccoons, skunks, snakes, woodpeckers, opossums, and more, humane pest control is the preferable option. If you have an unwanted animal in your home or yard, then call a professional San Antonio [...]
Stop The Pests: Room By Room Spring Cleaning Guide After the cold winter months, everybody is ready to welcome spring with open arms. While the season brings with it warmer weather, it also brings an increase in pest activity. Pest infestations in your home and garden are much more likely during this time, so it’s [...]
Lawn Care Tips for Weed Control Weeds are a common occurrence in many San Antonio gardens, which is a nightmare for anyone who takes pride in their yard. Unfortunately, weeds love to make their home in people's lawns, so no matter how much work you put into your garden they are almost inevitable. They can [...]
Keeping Your Family Safe and the Pests Out San Antonio has its fair amount of pests, and they will often be found inhabiting both yards and homes. If you find yourself with a pest problem, then don’t hesitate to call your local San Antonio pest control service. They can help you to deal with both [...]
Lawn Care Tips For The South Having a beautiful lawn can add up 18% to your home's overall value so you should make the most of whatever yard space you have. Many homeowners take pride in their garden, and so they should do, as it’s not easy to grow and maintain a healthy lawn. Using [...]
Summer Pest Control For Common Pests Summer has hit San Antonio so let's stop hiding away inside and start spending some luxury time outside in the sunshine. However, summer doesn’t just bring people outside, but it also brings out all the pests. Although the sun is shining and the days are long and warm, some [...]