Your Green Team-Your Tampa Area Pest Control Company
"Your Green Team" are always looking for ways to improve our business practices and make taking care of your lawn and landscape easier for you. To this end, we are creating a focus group of 10 customers to meet on a quarterly basis to discuss improving our business practices. We are looking for 10 current customers who would be available to meet with our management team for about 1-2 hours every 3 months. We would like to take you and your spouse (or a significant other living in the property with you) out to dinner on us, in a quiet setting where we can hear and discuss your suggestions. Our first meeting will be Wednesday, November 30, from 6:30-8:30pm in Brandon. If you would like to be a part of this group and are available for the first meeting, please send an email to Julie@yourgreenteam.com, including your property address. On November 22 we will randomly choose 10 customers from different neighborhoods out of those who respond, and will notify them by email.
Governor Rick Scott
home pest control
for Florida and declares
April 2011 asPest Management Month
If you do not have the time or ability to manage your pest control problem and safely apply the appropriate lawn and home treatments to control it, you may want to hire Your Green Team pest control company in Tampa, Florida to do the job for you. If you have a pesky weed problem, our licensed professional pest control company also has access to some products not available in retail stores. To be effectively managed, many pests found in Florida’s St. Augustine Grass including; chinch bugs, sod web worms or lawn moths, require specialized equipment, pesticides, and technical training to rid your lawn of these unwanted pests.
Although professional pest control services in the Tampa, Florida area may seem costly, the investment may be worth it to solve a serious problem. Our pest control professionals, practice integrated pest management methods and keep up-to-date about the latest pest control technologies and provide you with the safest and most effective management strategies. If toxic chemicals are part of the pest control management method, it is often safer for your family to have them handled by Your Green Team pest control company.
Common lawn pests found in Tampa, Florida
Southern Chinch Bugs are a primary insect pest on St. Augustine lawns and can easily be found in Tampa, Florida. Chinch Bugs are a lawn pest, less than ¼ inch in length, and are responsible for millions of dollars in damage to home lawns throughout Tampa, Florida where St. Augustine grows. Chinch Bugs are most active during the warm, humid periods of the year, but can be active even during the winter months, although at a much slower rate. Once the weather begins to warm up, chinch bugs will start feeding close to where they stopped the previous year.
Chinch bug damage is usually seen in your lawn as circular patches in the warmer parts of the lawn, along driveways or sidewalks. Chinch bugs often feed in a group, sucking out the plant juices, leaving the plant withered and dead. Once chinch bugs are done with one plant, they move on to the next and so on. When populations in the Tampa Bay area lawns increase to high levels, the adult chinch bugs can be seen running across grass blades during the day. Your Green Team will inspect your lawn on a monthly basis and provide professional pest control practices to control chinch bugs in your Florida lawn.
Ants may join your party this summer in Tampa, Florida
Ants begin to move indoors in search of food as the weather warms. According to a survey by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) more than half of consumers name ants as their top pest concern. With more than 700 species and huge colonies, it’s no wonder that an ant infestation is of the utmost concern in Tampa, Florida
White Grubs are also a serious pest on St. Augustine grass lawns found in Tampa, Florida. The grubs are the larvae of the May beetle or June bug that develop in the summer and fall just below the soil surface. The grubs feed on roots of St. Augustine grass and cause significant losses of turf during some years. Damage usually appears the following year as dead areas of grass that can be easily lifted from the lawn. Grub control in Tampa lawns is difficult since the larvae are often quite large when detected and feed below the soil surface. Also, for pest control methods to be effective, insecticides must be applied into the soil where the insects feed. Since some insecticides are tightly bound to the thatch layer typical of Tampa’s St. Augustine grass, getting the pest control solution into the soil is difficult. Timely and proper application of pest control methods are the only method of controlling white grubs. Since grubs are a significant problem for Tampa lawns, Your Green Team will inspect your turf on our monthly visits and apply effective pest control measures when needed.
Sod Web Worms, armyworms and cutworms can also feed on St. Augustine grass in Tampa, Florida and can cause damage when infestations are heavy. Evidence of heavy feeding by these sod webworms includes a skeletonized appearance of leaf blade, silk-like webs visible in early morning (webs cover earthen tunnel in the thatch layer of turf) or defoliation of lawn in irregular patches. Your Green Team will inspect your turf on our monthly visits and apply effective pest control measures when needed.
Mole Crickets are also found in Tampa, Florida Lawns. This is a soil insect which feeds at or slightly below the soil surface on roots, tubers and stems and invades soil in several types of turf grass found in Tampa, Florida. Infestations are usually very spotty and localized. Mole crickets prefer sandy soil and are often found in Bahia grass and live in 1/2 inch diameter burrows. Mole Crickets are active at night and either tunnel just beneath the surface up to 20 feet per night when soil is moist in search of insect prey or come to the surface and run about freely. Tunneling activities can be very disruptive to many plants. They loosen the soil around the root system, causing the roots to dry out. Bermuda grass and Bahia grass, particularly in areas of Tampa with sandy soil, are often more affected than St. Augustine grass. Your Green Team will inspect your Tampa lawn on a monthly basis and apply the appropriate pest control measures to keep these pests from causing problems in your yard.
Only Hire a Qualified Pest Control Company in Tampa, Florida
Qualified businesses desiring to engage in pest control activities must be licensed. A license is required for each business location. Proof of insurance coverage for bodily injury and property damage is required. Pest control supervisory level employees and pest control operators must be certified before engaging in pest control activities. Pest Control employees, other than pest control operators, are required to have identification cards. Special identification cards are required for specific pest control treatments, such as fumigation. For more on Florida pest control licensing visit the Florida Entomology and Pest Control website.
Please take time to look over the services we offer and fill out our free estimate request form. Thank you again for considering Your Green Team for all your lawn care needs.
Contact one of our owners with your questions today.
Shane Karlson Email: Shane@yourgreenteam.com Cell: (813) 293-1682
Kevin Igoe Email: Kevin@yourgreenteam.com Cell: (813) 293-4222
Your Green Team Pest Control Contact information:
Mailing address: 902 W. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Plant City, FL 33563 next to Tampa, Florida
Phone: 813-643-7378 Fax: 813-902-6220 Email: Green@yourgreenteam.com