The emerald ash borer – a metallic green beetle – is a serious threat to ash trees. This wood-boring beetle’s effects are similar to that of Dutch elm disease and chestnut blight. In forests, as ash trees die, it leaves behind gaps in forest canopy, which allows light to reach the underlying vegetation.   Ash trees in lawns too are…

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They are not going to stop you from enjoying the outdoors this summer. They are not going to ruin your long dreamy summer evenings and backyard parties. Yes, we are talking about that ‘itchy’ feeling of a mosquito bite which appear almost magically with summer. Before summer springs in full swing, let us help you to be prepared…

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Some turf pests are easy to control, while others make even basic lawn care in Iowa very difficult.   There are several domestic and invasive species which will attack your turf grass. Unfortunately, some are quite resilient to pesticides and chemicals.  For landscaping near Des Moines, companies like All American Turf Beauty use a variety of pest control techniques.…

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The Best Method of Insect Control   Who would want to have pesky insects surrounding their beautiful home? Even more so, when they enter the home. Well, it is true that as you beautify your home, you also attract some unwanted visitors who also desire the pleasant environment you are enjoying. Insects may, in one…

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“YOU DON’T HAVE TO LIVE WITH BUGS ANYMORE” Home invaders are a group of insects which normally live outdoors in the lawn and landscape and enter your home through cracks and crevices in the foundation, window wells, door jams or other unsealed entry points. What is Perimeter Insect Control? Perimeter insect control is a method…

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Pests are a hazard to your lawn and landscapes. One specific pest that is making a name for itself right now is the EMERALD ASH BORER (EAB). This little green beetle originated in Russia and Asia and is commonly found on streets, woodlots and forests across southern Canada and the U.S. The Emerald Ash Borer…

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Lawns in Iowa are often subject to severe damage from White Grubs (the larva stage of the Northern Masked chafer). So we at All American Turf Beauty will show you how to control damages from white grubs to keep your lawn pest free. The adult Beetle is active at night laying its eggs in Iowa lawns early…

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