Sante Fe, NM Pest & Weed Control

weedcontrolSituated in the foothills of the southern Rocky Mountains, Santa Fe has four distinct seasons. The high mountain desert climate boasts low humidity year-round. The weather helps plants awaken in the spring, bloom during the summer and develop colorful fall foliage. These conditions also support a wide range of pests and weeds. Along with ants, cockroaches, and termites, you may also notice rodents, spiders, and stinging insects. Many pests prefer to live outdoors, but some will enter your home in search of food and water. While some weeds may prevent grass and other desirable plantings from thriving, ragweed and others cause seasonal allergies.

Pest Control

Annoying insects and animals enter your home through cracks in the foundation, loose vents, and holes where utility lines pass through the walls. Other entry points include torn door and window screens. Once inside, they can contaminate food and kitchen surfaces with a number of pathogens, such as salmonella and Hantavirus. Mice can chew through wood and the insulation around electrical wiring, which increases the risk of a fire. Rodents may also carry fleas and ticks that can harm your pets. While termites cause billions of dollars worth of property damage each year, a bee sting or a spider bite can threaten the health of a loved one.

Like homeowners, property managers must also take proactive steps to prevent a pest infestation. Harmful to your professional reputation, an infestation can result in the loss of customers and clients. Tenants do not want to live in apartment buildings infested with bedbugs, rodents, and other pests. People usually avoid stores and shops if the property has a pest problem. If you manage an apartment building or commercial facility, it is important that you have a year-round pest control plan to present the best living and business environment possible.

Weed Control

An attractive property creates a favorable impression and shows pride of ownership. Whether you have a traditional green lawn or a water-conserving xeriscape, weeds like dandelions, clover, and thistle can still be a problem. These pervasive plants also detract from the appearance of your landscaping by siphoning water and nutrients from turfgrass and other plants. When ornamental beds are overrun with weeds, they can lower your property value. It can be difficult to eliminate weeds once they become established unless the correct type of chemicals is applied at the proper time. Various varieties of unwanted vegetation appear at different times of the year. While some weeds require treatment with a pre-emergent herbicide to prevent germination, other varieties require post-emergent formulas for the best outcome. As a result, it is important to know the types of weeds that are most common in Santa Fe as well as the best time to treat your lawn. Our technicians also know which formulas are safe for your other ornamental plants, trees, and shrubs. This strategy ensures that your landscaping looks its best and weeds do not return.

Hire a Professional

Many do-it-yourself pest and weed control products are ineffective. They do not contain the correct type and amount of pesticides or herbicides required to accomplish the task. Our knowledgeable technicians can identify the source of your problem and recommend a targeted solution. If you would like more information, contact Advanced Pest and Weed Management to arrange a free, no-obligation quote.