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Frequently Asked Questions

Your questions, our answers

Lawn Care

My lawn needs a boost, but maybe only once. Are all the treatments in a program necessary? Lawn care programs consist of multiple treatments within a year. Each treatment is designed to take care of your lawn’s needs at the precise time it needs attention. Modifying or reducing a program can compromise the quality of your lawn, as treatments solve current problems and prevent future issues. While we can dial back visits, skipping a treatment voids our guarantee for the remainder of a season.
Will a lawn care program leave my yard totally weed-free? No lawn care service can promise this – not even our experts at Lawn & Pest Solutions. By using the very best of materials, we can reduce the population of weeds until they’re no longer noticeable or damaging. Timely, routine treatment is key to managing weed growth.
I’ve had my first treatment done - how long before the weeds die? Herbicides work best in ideal temperatures. Rule of thumb - the colder the temperatures, the longer it takes for weeds to die. Weed death can become evident as soon as seven days after treatment in the summer, and as long as twenty-one days after treatment in the winter. Be sure to follow any mowing instructions your technician leaves for you, as proper mowing is vital to weed control.
If all I care about is weed control, why do I need to fertilize? Thick, healthy turf provides just as much weed control as any herbicide. If weed seeds have more competition for sunlight, water and nutrients, they will have a much harder time getting established. That is why we encourage all of our customers to consider our Lawn 360 Program - we kill the weeds and make space for healthy turfgrass to take over your lawn.
Another lawn care company told me the summer weeds could not be killed. Is this true? Nope! While some weeds can be harder to gain control of, you can rely on us to get rid of the summer weed growth, whether it takes blanket treatments, spot applications or a combination of these processes. Some weeds can take longer to control than others, but there are selective treatments that can target weeds even if they’ve already become established.
Will I be left instructions after each treatment? Yes. Your technician will leave you with instructions and a full explanation of the treatment at the time of each service. We may also make recommendations on mowing, watering and other maintenance practices for your lawn. Following these recommendations will maximize the results of your lawn service. If for any reason you cannot follow watering or mowing recommendations, the treatments will still be effective, although perhaps not as quickly.
What if it rains after a lawn care application?

If we applied fertilizer, don’t worry! The sooner it gets rainfall or irrigation, the sooner it goes to work. Since weed control applications are usually applied as a liquid, it is best that a weed application stays on the grass for a minimum of 2 hours and optimally 48 hours before rainfall or irrigation. 

For optimum results, we recommend waiting 48 hours before mowing or watering. However, most products that we apply can stay on the lawn for as little as 2 hours undisturbed and still produce the desired results.

If it does rain soon after an application, we always come back to check that the desired level of weed control is being achieved. Reapplication as the result of rainfall is completed at no extra charge.

Will a lawn care program ensure my lawn is always green - Spring, Summer and Fall? Our Lawn 360 program is designed to establish and maintain optimum turfgrass color and vigor throughout the growing season. However, uncooperative weather (especially the heat of summer) means you may need to water frequently and mow less to help our team keep your lawn green.
When is the best time to water my lawn? Your watering schedule is one of the most important elements in establishing and maintaining a healthy, beautiful lawn. The best time to water is between 4 AM & 10 AM. Avoid watering in the late afternoon as evaporation will be strong. Evening watering can lead to problems with fungus and some lawn diseases. Watering, like all lawn care practices, should be calibrated depending on rainfall, heat and other environmental factors.
Are lawn fertilizers and weed control chemicals harmful to my pets or children? Like our pest control products, our lawn care materials are registered with the EPA for use on turfgrass and are applied in strict accordance with the labels. We recommend that you stay off of your lawn for two hours following a treatment. In most conditions, two hours is all the time your lawn needs to absorb treatments effectively and become safe for you and your family.
How does Lawn & Pest Solutions control weeds? We start by using the most effective pre-emergent herbicides available for our area. This material is applied during the cooler months of the year, while weeds are still in the seed stage. As temperatures rise and weed seeds activate, the protective barrier formed by this herbicide kills each seedling before appears above the soil surface.
Can I expect my lawn to look better after each year of service? After a year of continuous service on our Lawn 360 Program, we can provide a turf that is 90-95 percent weed-free. By continuing these treatments each year, you can maintain this level of weed control and continue to build a thick, healthy turf.
How will I be billed for the treatments? Customers love the ease of our billing! Our services are billed monthly and paid by your choice of autodraft from your credit card or ACH draft. You never have to worry about when your next payment is due.
Does Lawn & Pest Solutions guarantee lawn services?

Yes! Our promise to you is that we will provide consistent service and results with each application. If you are new to our service, you will see a progressive change in your lawn after each application. After a complete year of service, we can maintain a turf that is 90-95 percent weed-free. 

We pride ourselves on supplying you with the best lawn care service possible. If you have a problem, all you have to do is call us. Even if we have to repeat the application, your satisfaction is our primary aim.

As a customer, what can I do if I am unhappy with the results? Simply call, text  or e-mail us anytime. A call to our office will put you on the schedule for a visit by your lawn technician.
Can I request extra service for special problems? Yes! We offer additional services outside of our signature programs, including soil testing and analysis, fungicide application for disease control and extra insecticide applications for grubs, ticks, ants and fleas. These special applications are provided to you at your request at an additional charge.
What if I can't water my lawn? Is a lawn care program still worth it? Our region normally receives enough rainfall that watering your lawn is not necessary. Our treatments will still be effective without supplemental watering. Water is just one of the maintenance practices that contributes to a beautiful lawn. Your lawn may go semi-dormant or lose some of its color during hot and dry weather, but this is your lawn’s natural defense to dry conditions.
What do I need to do if I want service next year? Our service is continuous from year to year, so you don’t have to remember to reach out each spring. Most of our customers have been with us many years! Should you desire to stop service, all you have to do is call, write or email us and let us know.

Pest Control

What should I look for when selecting a pest control professional? Always look for a qualified and licensed pest control company that is a member of national, state or local pest management associations. When you’re shopping for your pest control company, buy with value in mind, not price. Find out if the company has liability insurance to cover any damages to your house or furnishings should the unexpected happen. If a guarantee is given, understand what it covers, how long it lasts and what you must do to keep it in force.
If I hire a pest control professional, am I guaranteed a pest-free home? Homeowners must remain active participants before, during and after all pest control treatments. This type of cooperation helps you see better results. Lawn & Pest Solutions guarantees all treatments for thirty days.
Are these products dangerous to kids and pets? All professional pest control products have been registered for use by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). When they are applied according to label instructions, by technicians who have been trained and licensed to use them, they pose virtually no risk.
Does Lawn & Pest Solutions guarantee its service? Insects are persistent. Our teams are thorough in our treatments, but sometimes nature wins out. If you have our Pest 360 service or another ongoing treatment plan, but you’re not happy with your results, just give us a call or text us. All other pest services are guaranteed for thirty days after treatment.
I have roaches in my home - I’ve tried sprays and bug bombs, and these don’t seem to be working. What else can I do? Cockroaches can be very difficult to control as so many things can contribute to their survival such as food, water and shelter. DIY aerosol bombs are not very effective in controlling cockroaches. Proper application of insecticides by licensed professionals is your best chance at controlling cockroaches.
We have bugs in our house. Can I get something to spray that is “child friendly” but will get rid of the bugs? Sometimes a pest problem can be eliminated simply by taking away their food source or repairing holes that are used as entry points. If insecticides must be used, it’s important to choose the friendliest product available and use it in compliance with the product label. Our professionals know where to apply control products to ensure that they are both effective and safe.
I have roaches but I keep a clean house. Why do I still see them? Roaches are persistent. Dirt and clutter aren’t necessarily more attractive than a clean home - these pests are looking for food, water and shelter, and will search for it wherever they can. Ongoing treatment programs are the best way to meet their persistence and keep them out of your home..
I have spiders, but have always heard there is not much you can do for them. Is this true? Pest control products only work when pests come into physical contact with them. Spiders have long legs that elevate their body away from hard surfaces, and they do not follow grooming habits like roaches and ants. Because of this, it can be difficult to get them into contact with control products. However, our technicians can and do employ other tactics that will aid in the control of spiders.
Is an insect bomb the best way to control fleas in my home?

Avoid insect bombs! They pose two significant dangers in your home.

  • Insect bombs leave a residue of insecticide over your entire home. Even after a thorough cleaning, most people would be surprised by what is left behind. Children and pets can easily come into contact with these residues.
  • If your home is fed by natural gas, all pilot lights and even electrical appliances should be turned off before using an insect bomb. Ignoring this could put you at risk of having a literal “bomb” in your home.

Insect bombs sound like a thorough solution, but targeted applications by a trained professional are safer and more effective.

What are termites and how can I recognize them?

Termites are wood-destroying insects that are an important part of our ecosystem (when they’re not attacking our homes!). While they play an important role in nature, experts estimate they cause $5-6 billion of property damage each year. Termite swarms typically are visible in the early spring and can be confused with flying ants. Telltale signs of termite infestation include soft wood in the home, mud tubes in the interior or exterior of your home and darkening or blistering of wood surfaces.

Will termites actually attack my home?

There are two types of homes: those that have had termites and those that will get them. Termites work 24 hours a day, seven days a week at damaging the wood in and around a structure. While they cause billions of dollars in damage each year, you can avoid damage to your home with professional control programs.

What can a homeowner do to prevent termites?

The best way to control termites is to remove the environment they need to survive. Termites love moisture, so avoid water accumulation around the foundation of your home - downspouts, gutters and splash blocks all help. Be sure your crawl space is properly ventilated, and prevent shrubs and other vegetation from growing over and covering vents. Most importantly, eliminate any soil-to-wood contact.

How difficult are termites to treat?

Termites are nearly impossible for homeowners to treat on their own. Termites must maintain soil contact and they can travel undetected across your property and into your home. However, our professionals have the training, expertise and technology to eliminate termite infestations.

How much does a termite treatment cost? Will it take a long time?

Treatments vary depending on the construction of your home, the severity of the infestation and the type of treatment recommended. We will provide you with a free estimate to get started, and treatments are usually complete within a couple of hours.


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