As summer approaches, people are preparing to keep pests from entering their homes. Though the home is most times the final destination, it is not the only at-risk area that you own. Some pests use your lawn for cover as they sneak their way inside. Other pests, aim for your lawn. Here are some pests that are a threat to your lawn.
Big Critters to Watch out For
There are big creatures that are the easiest to spot. Because of their size, the damage they cause to your yard is noticeable when you come out of your house. Big holes in the grass, flower beds ruined and trash littered everywhere are all signs of big threats. Gophers, raccoons and moles are the most common culprits depending on the area you live in. If you find holes in your lawn, there’s a good chance at least one of these animals is involved in some way.
Medium Sized Threats to Your Lawn
Chipmunks and squirrels terrorize pets on home lawns. As agile creatures, they taunt pets and then while trying to escape the attack from your dog, they cause indirect damage to your yard. It’s not your dog’s fault that there’s an intruder and they must protect their home. Chipmunks and squirrels can also terrorize your gardens by picking up and ruining flowers while scavenging for food. Chipmunks and squirrels are also known for getting into birdbaths and feeders looking for food.
Small Lawn-Destroying Ninjas
These tiny pests are the biggest contributors to destroying lawns but most times are the hardest to see. Beetles eat through grass and plants looking for food. If you have a small garden with fruits, these beetles are going to make their way to the sweet aroma and start nibbling through your produce. Ants are similar but not as big. When searching for a place for an anthill they will choose somewhere safe and close to a food source. That may just happen to be multiple mounds on your lawn. This causes issues for both your lawn and the children that want to play in it.