Lawn Care FAQ
Answers to your lawn care questions!
- Why should I choose Hulett Environmental Services?
- Why should I hire a professional when I can try and do it myself?
- How will the rain affect the spraying and fertilizing treatments?
- What are those brown spots on my lawn and what causes them?
- How can I tell if there are chinch bugs in my lawn?
- My shrubs are not flowering, why?
- What is thatch?
- What is the black film all over the leaves of my plants?
- Why should I continue being on a Hulett program when I no longer seem to have pests in my lawn?
- Still have a question?
Why should I choose Hulett Environmental Services?
- All technicians are trained by a certified expert on a continuous basis to make sure they are current on all the latest techniques and methods.
- All technicians are 'professional' in appearance; with clean uniforms, pleasant professional manners, and an understanding of the importance of punctuality.
- All technicians drive clean, safe, and professional appearing vehicles.
- All technicians are registered with South Florida.
- All technicians render quick response service calls, usually within 24 hours of notification.
- Hulett has over 40 years of experience in the pest control industry.
- President/owner Tim Hulett is a Graduate Entomologist.
- Hulett leads the way to the future with our advanced treatment methods. We don't "follow the pack."
- Hulett employees utilize state-of-the-art pest management programs.
- Hulett is open Saturdays and has a 24 hour hotline.
- Hulett is engaged in all phases of pest management: pest control, rodent control, termite control, fumigation, lawn care, mosquito control, commercial services, and pre-construction services.
Why should I hire a professional when I can try and do it myself?
- A Hulett professional not only has the latest and most effective products, but also the education and knowledge to get the job done right.
- A Hulett professional knows the habits, life cycles, food preferences, and harborage areas of the pest he/she is treating.
- A Hulett professional can tell the difference between the many insects that exist in South Florida, and knows that each has its own prescribed methods of control.
- A Hulett professional knows how to handle products safely, when and where to apply them, and how much application is necessary.
- A thorough inspection by a Hulett professional can spot possible problems before they become serious and therefore limit the amount of products that need to be applied.
- A Hulett professional knows many non-toxic ways of managing an insect infestation; including habitat modification, exclusion techniques, the use of growth regulators and the proper use of baits.
How will the rain affect the spraying and fertilizing treatments?
Rain does not affect the application, and if anything; actually helps activate the products. If you have a problem at anytime with your lawn or shrubs, please don’t hesitate to call us and we will take care of it.
What are those brown spots on my lawn and what causes them?
There are a number of different reasons for brown spots, such as low watering, insects, disease, dog urine spots, etc. A trained Hulett professional can perform an on-site inspection to identify your specific problem. This inspection is FREE and there is no obligation.
How can I tell if there are chinch bugs in my lawn?
Chinch bugs can actually be seen in the thatch layer. Adults are 1/5 inch long and black with white wings. Nymphs are bright red with a white band. Look in the thatch layer on the edge of where the green and brown grasses meet. A trained Hulett professional can perform an on-site inspection to see if you have chinch bugs damaging your lawn. This inspection is FREE and there is no obligation.
My shrubs are not flowering, why?
This phenomenon could result from any number of different things such as sunlight, over watering, nutrient deficiency, insects, location, PH, plant depth etc. A trained Hulett professional can perform an on-site inspection to identify your specific problem. This inspection is FREE and there is no obligation.
What is thatch?
Thatch is defined as an intermingled layer of dead and living shoots, stems, and roots that develops between the green vegetation and the soil surface. Thatch consists of a loosely interwoven collection of plant matter that imparts sponginess to the turf. A trained Hulett professional can show you if there is a thatch problem in your lawn during your FREE inspection and lawn analysis.
What is the black film all over the leaves of my plants?
This could be the result of piercing-sucking insects that excrete a waste on to the leaf surface called honeydew. Then a fungus called sooty mold forms and feeds on the honeydew. This fungus detracts from the beauty of ornamental plants and reduces their photosynthetic activity. Hulett’s lawn service will help to control the insects that create sooty mold, and therefore help return the natural color of your plants and leaves.
Why should I continue being on a Hulett program when I no longer seem to have pests in my lawn?
We like to think of it like driving a car. If you don't keep up the routine maintenance then the car will breakdown and eventually you will have problems.
Pest activity in your lawn is exactly the same way. Our programs are designed to give your lawn routine maintenance to manage your pest issues and to prevent problems before they happen. Our warm climate here in South Florida keeps pests active all year round. So when you think your pest problems are gone, it is only because of the routine pest 'maintenance' performed by Hulett Environmental Services. Without that maintenance, your pest problems would come back.
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