The Natural Cycle and Pest Control Around Bryan, Texas
It is without doubt that nature follows certain cycles. In this blog we look at lawn damage caused by pests and how the cycle involved impacts how pest control is thoughtfully applied.
It is a beautiful spring or summer morning and you stroll out of your Bryan or College Station home and discover that something has been digging up the lawn. You go back in the house and call a pest control company. They come out, put out a few live traps and come back the next day and remove a skunk or raccoon. Problem solved.
The Next morning you come out and discover there is still more damage. You go back in the house and call the company and the system repeats. It is frustrating, and your lawn is looking like a mine field. Are they just dumping those animals down the street?
In full irritation, you call our professional team of pest control technicians because clearly, something needs to be done. Your prize-winning lawn is in shambles and the home owner’s association is griping. Not to worry. You see, the large creature digging up your lawn is not the primary problem. What is causing the problem is something you did not notice and nor did the pest control company you used. Not surprising because the culprit is under your lawn.
The Real Problem
The big holes and torn up sod are an issue, but they are a symptom caused by a skunk, possum, or raccoon. Yes, these are the creatures causing the damage, but it is what they are after that is the initial cause of the problem. Beetle larvae or grubs, often referred to as white grubs. These are a prime food source for skunks and other nocturnal creatures such as raccoons.
The reason why the damage continued is because of the number of larger animals that eat grubs. Your lawn is like a late-night diner and the large population of beetle grubs is attracting many animals. Trapping and relocating those animals will not stop the destruction. To stop all the digging, the beetle grubs must be destroyed. Once the food source is gone, so are the large animals because as simple as this sounds, they need to eat. No food, no large animals digging up the lawn.
The natural cycle here is all about food and the way that nature has arranged to fill niches within the natural world. By understanding those cycles we are able to help people solve pest control problems without all the hassle.
Large animals are driving by three things. First is food. Second is shelter, and third is reproduction. When large animals are destructive, they are either looking for food or shelter. Because we hire and use only knowledge able pest control techs we are able to help homeowners around the Bryan and College Station area effectively control pest populations the first time. We provide comprehensive and intelligent pest control services throughout the Bryan and College Station communities.