Weeds: Nothing is quite as capable of destroying your weekend than having to sit out in the yard and yank these pesky plants out of the ground. Weed killer only works sometimes, and they seem to crop up soon after they are ripped apart from the ground.
However, proper weed control is essential. Weeds suck important nutrients from the ground needed by other plants. Left untreated, weeds soon spread over the entire lawn.
In this blog post, we’ll discuss why you should call us at Arizona’s Best Choice Pest & Termite services for effective weed services. For a free weed inspection, call us at (480) 986-8500 or contact us online.
Why you need to deal with weeds (with more than just weed killer)
Against a wide variety of weeds, your average store-bought weed killer doesn’t stand a chance. You have two choices: you can break your back pulling weeds out of your yard every weekend, or you can treat weeds like the pests they are by calling us. We have solutions for weeds that get rid of them for good.
Here are three big reasons why you should take weeds seriously:
#1. Weeds can destroy your yard (and the environment)
The impact of a weed infestation in your yard go far beyond just having an upset HOA fine you—although that happens, too! In fact, weeds can destroy your yard’s beauty, reducing it to an embarrassing dead patch. Here’s why.
One of the things that makes weeds so successful is that they are competitors. They have evolved specifically to fight for space and the right to grow and thrive. For plants, that means having access to water, nutrients, and sunlight.
Weeds are ruthless in this regard. They aggressively steal nutrients from the soil needed by your grass, trees, or bushes. They soak up water, denying it to the other plants. And, given enough time, they grow tall enough to choke off their competitors from sunlight, killing them and leaving more of everything for themselves.
Here in Arizona, many yards make use of native plants, including cacti, palo verde trees, and more. Unlike invasive weed species—including Prickly Acacia, Gorse, Mesquite, and Parkinsonia—they’re not built for that level of competition. They need help.
#2. Weeds can provide safe harbor for pests
A weed invasion changes the balance of ecological communities. Birds, lizards, and native insects are not able to thrive in a weed-filled environment, while other, hardier survivors succeed in their absence. Without birds or lizards to keep them in check, crickets, ants, and roaches profligate.
In this way, a weed infestation can actually trigger a different kind of pest infestation in your home.
#3. Some weeds can trigger allergies
Not many people know that weeds can also adversely affect human health. Certain weed species—such as Ragweed, Parthenium Weed, Privet, and Ryegrass—can cause respiratory issues and asthma, particularly in senior individuals and children. Others trigger allergies in the spring, making your life miserable. You need weed control.
Store-bought weed killer often isn’t enough
Now that we’ve reviewed some of the things that make weeds a serious problem, let’s turn our attention to dealing with the said problem.
Here’s the bad news: if you’re relying on store-bought weed killer to get the job done, you might need to keep waiting. Weed killer is treating the symptom. To treat the disease, you need the advice and tools of a professional weed control specialist at Arizona’s Best Choice.
Our certified technicians have experience dealing with all kinds of weeds. We know where to spray, how to spray, and what to do to kill weeds without ruining your yard or negatively impacting the environment.
When it comes to weeds, trust the experts.
Call Arizona’s Best for weed killing and removal services
Here in the Valley, the best choice for weed killer services is Arizona’s Best Choice Pest & Termite Services. Our professional team consists of Arizona-certified technicians who are licensed, bonded and insured.
To get started with your FREE weed control inspection, call us at (480) 986-8500 or contact us online.