Summer is just around the corner. The days are getting warmer but that means that the pests and bugs are coming out to play too. A lot of people assume that their artificial grass will not play host to the usual outdoor pests, but this is not always the case. Any area outside is susceptible to pests, so there is a good chance that at some point you will find bugs in artificial turf, however few. Still, organic grass houses way more pests than artificial grass ever will. The good thing is, getting rid of artificial turf bugs is extremely easy.
Do Fleas Live In Artificial Grass?
Fleas are the most common of turf bugs. The other types of bugs in artificial grass are mostly flies and ants. The easiest way to eliminate artificial turf bugs is to prevent them from coming in the first place. This is done by making sure the area is regularly cleaned. At Jus Turf, we always recommend giving your artificial turf the attention it needs, as this keeps it looking nice and extends its lifespan. If you let dirt and mud gather, you could end up welcoming small animals and wildlife into your yard, which will cause a chain reaction, bringing in turf pests as well.
An easy way to clean your artificial turf is to give it a good rinse with the hose every so often, so long as there is proper drainage. Luckily, if you have your grass installed by the right company, the drainage will be done for you. But the longer you neglect the cleaning, the more difficult it will be to thoroughly clean it. It will also age your fake grass a lot quicker. Like all valuable things, maintenance is necessary to keep it in peak condition.
The simple cleaning of artificial grass is nothing compared to the mowing, fertilizing, watering, and weeding of natural grass. If you have bugs in natural grass, they can lay larvae in the soil, multiplying the number of bugs. They will also damage your natural grass and require more and more maintenance with time.
It’s important to remember that artificial turf will be host to significantly fewer turf bugs than organic grass will. Besides that, it cuts down the water bill and needs less maintenance. There are a lot of reasons that artificial turf is becoming more popular than ever. Jus Turf installs high-quality artificial grass all over San Diego County, specifically Miramar and South Bay. If you’re thinking of adding artificial turf to your property, give us a call. We’ll give you a free quote and help you get started!