A tiny insect that feeds on ornamental plants here in Texas, aphids are often found on Crape Myrtles but will also infest many different types of plants. Aphids produce honeydew that, when on the leaves of your plant, cause black mold. This fungus is the first indicator of aphid presence. Over time, it will slow the photosynthesis process and weaken your plants.
Many lawns in Texas have Chinch bug problems in the hot summer months. If you have a clinch bug problem, lawn insect control will help. Observe your grass - if you see dead patches oh your long or along the edge of your driveway, you may have a chinch bug problem. If you do not implement lawn bug control, the problem will likely spread.
Our professionals at Modern Pest can treat that area and suppress the population, as well as perform a preventative treatment on the rest of the yard.
Scale is a small lifeless looking bump on your plants. Often seen on holly plants, these insects can infest many different ornamentals.
Like aphids, scale also produces honeydew which can restrict photosynthesis thus putting unneeded stress on your plants. Honeydew also attracts small sweet feeding ants, which can eventually make their way inside of your home.
Not really worms, sod webworms are the larval stage of lawn moths. These insects are most likely to pose a problem on your property from June to early August. Like chinch bugs, these pests damage grass and create brown patches.
Lawn insect control will help curb the problem before it gets out of hand. If an infestation is severe, it’s common to find brown patches running together, creating an unsightly lawn.
Grubs are the larvae of the infamous June bug. These beetles lay their eggs in the soil and one year later they begin to hatch out as adults.
Grubs can cause significant damage to warm season turf grasses. It is best to perform preventative lawn insect control treatments for these pests in May or June.
This fungus generally begins to flourish when the temperatures start dropping in the late summer to early fall. It can envelop an entire yard if left untreated. It is best treated on a preventative basis. However, if Brown patch is spotted, it can be treated after it has started. The grass in the infested area may not come back until next year, but the rest of the yard needs to be treated to prevent this fungus from spreading.