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Wingate Pest & Lawn specializes in comprehensive lawn care and pest control services tailored to meet your needs. From routine maintenance to specialty pest control, we've got you covered. Visit our lawn page and learn from our blogs for more lawn maintenance and pest identification tips. Contact our lawn and pest control professionals in Columbia, MO today for a free inspection and estimate.

Revive Your Patchy Lawn: A Guide to Lush, Healthy Grass

June 2, 2024

Has your lawn seen better days? Bare spots, weeds, and thin grass can make your yard look unkempt. But fear not, reviving a patchy lawn is a straightforward process. With this comprehensive lawn restoration guide, you can take control and nurse your grass back to a thick, green paradise.  Step 1: Diagnose the Causes of Lawn Damage Before making fixes, it’s important to understand what factors lead to your patchy lawn. Common causes include ...

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Controlling Common Lawn Weeds: Strategies for a Weed-Free Yard

May 7, 2024

Dealing with a weed-infested yard can be annoying. Those pesky dandelions, crabgrass, and clover can quickly mess up how your lawn looks and stays healthy. But don't worry! With careful lawn care and targeted removal methods, you can eliminate existing weeds and prevent new ones from sprouting.  The best approach is to grow thick and robust grass to keep weeds away. When your grass is dense, it crowds out the weeds and makes it ...

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Understanding Why Termites Swarm in Houses

April 2, 2024

Termites are social insects that live in large colonies. They have a complex life cycle, and swarming is a natural part of their reproductive process. An in-house termite swarm occurs when the reproductive members of the colony leave their nest to find a mate and establish new colonies. Termite swarms in your house can cause serious damage to wooden structures. In this blog post, we delve into the reasons behind termite swarms and their potential ...

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Common Ant Species and How to Control Them

March 1, 2024

Ants are a familiar nuisance in many households and gardens and often cause frustration when they infiltrate living spaces. Identifying ant species is crucial for effectively controlling pest infestations. This blog post will explore ant species identification and some preventive infestation tips. Now, let's take a closer look at some of the most prevalent ant species you might encounter: Carpenter Ants, Odorous House Ants, Pavements Ants, and Pharaoh Ants. Carpenter Ants Due to the ...

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Controlling Moths in Your Home: Prevention and Treatment

February 18, 2024

Moths may seem harmless, but an infestation can ruin your clothes, carpets, storage areas, and pantry foods. Knowing how to stop and deal with moth infestations is essential to keeping your living space clean and free of pests. Continue reading to learn some effective methods for preventing moth infestations at home. Identifying Moth Infestations Moths are attracted to dark and undisturbed areas, making your closets, storage spaces and food pantries ideal locations for them to ...

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Effective Pest Control Tips for a Healthy Garden

January 22, 2024

Keeping your garden free from invading pests is essential for healthy plants and abundant harvests. From natural remedies to preventive measures, we'll explore safe methods that are efficient and environmentally friendly. Discover how this blog can help you effectively manage pesky bugs in the garden with expert advice and safe pest control solutions. Safeguarding Beneficial Bugs Recognize that not all bugs in your garden are harmful. Some insects, like pollinators (bees and butterflies for ...

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The Hidden Dangers of DIY Pest Control

December 11, 2023

Managing home pests can be a bothersome and challenging task. It's tempting to try DIY pest control methods to save time and money, but it's essential to understand the hidden dangers associated with these DIY approaches. In this blog post, we will explore the risks of DIY pest control and why professional help is essential, with a particular focus on the dangers of DIY bed bug treatment. The Ineffectiveness of DIY Bed Bug ...

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Essential Steps on Preparing Your Lawn for Winter

November 14, 2023

As the chill of winter approaches, it's crucial to ensure that your yard is adequately prepared to withstand the harsh conditions. Proper fall lawn care sets the stage for a healthy and vibrant lawn come spring. Here are the essential steps for preparing yard for winter and maintaining its long-term health. Step 1: Mow Low  Start by mowing your grass to 1-1.5 inches before preparing for winter. This shorter length helps with aeration ...

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Halloween Decoration Safety Tips To Keep Your Home Pest-Free

October 10, 2023

As fall approaches, we begin to embrace the joy of Halloween and all the spooky decor it brings. But amidst the fun of decorating our homes, we must also consider the potential for unwanted pests to infiltrate our Halloween displays. This article will provide you with essential tips to ensure your Halloween decorations stay pest-free. Mix Things Up with Nature and Artificial Décor When selecting Halloween decorations, it's essential to strike a balance between ...

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Dealing with Common Fall Pests: Tips for a Pest-Free Home

September 11, 2023

As the seasons change and leaves start to fall, homeowners need to prepare for a different kind of transition—the arrival of fall pests. While pest activity typically peaks during the summer, many pests emerge in full force with the cooler weather, looking for shelter and warmth. This blog will tackle some of the most common fall pests and provide effective strategies to deal with them. Ants When the temperatures drop and the weather becomes ...

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