Pest Management in Bergen County

As a homeowner, you know that a healthy, green lawn adds beauty and value to your home. However, keeping it beautiful year-round can be difficult due to a variety of outdoor pests that invade your property. Borst Landscape & Design offers pest control for your Northern NJ home that will prevent pest damage and promote a healthy lawn and landscape.

Guardian Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program

Although outdoor pests in your landscape are common, they cause damage to plants and make outdoor activities unpleasant, especially in warm weather. An Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program provides a way to prevent unwanted pests in your yard with emphasis on prevention and organic solutions.

Plants, shrubs and trees are all susceptible to outdoor pests. Your landscape can become a breeding ground for all types of pests from small, hard-to-see insects like aphids, mealybugs and caterpillars to underground pests like slugs, grubs, fire ants and wire worms.

At Borst Landscape & Design, our Guardian Integrated Pest Management Program focuses on safe, healthy pest control to keep your landscape and garden free of unwanted pests. If you have existing pest-related problems, we can identify the pests and offer the best pest control solutions before problems get worse. Our Guardian Integrated Pest Management Program includes:

  • A property visit from an IPM specialist seven times during the season.
  • At each visit, your IPM specialist will thoroughly inspect your shrubs and trees and treat any insect or disease problems as needed.
  • You will receive a detailed report after each inspection outlining any problems that were found and how those problems were treated.

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Specialty Treatments

Professional lawn care and maintenance can help to change the balance of pests in your yard by keeping weeds and debris that attract pests out of your yard. It will also provide regular irrigation and prevent standing water around your home. Professional lawn care promotes proper fertilization for healthy soil and plants, pest-resistant varieties of plants, shrubs and trees and plant flowering, nectar-bearing plants to attract beneficial insects.

At Borst, our Specialty Treatments enhance regular lawn care and maintenance to provide a complete pest control system for your Bergen County home. Our Specialty Treatments include:

  • Winter protection
  • Organic root zone feeding
  • Organic mosquito, flea and tick control
  • Organic deer repellent
  • Other special treatments as needed

Tree Trunk Injections

Like your lawn and garden, your trees are susceptible to pest damage as well. Small insects like caterpillars, spider mites and parasitic wasps love to invade trees to feed on the leaves, while certain types of borer insects like beetles and peach tree borers will invade tree trunks. Although no trees are immune to pest invasion, fruit trees are even more susceptible. Many insects, as well as small mammals and birds, are attracted to fruit trees. They can quickly destroy the fruit and do serious damage to the trees. Our Guardian Integrated Pest Management Program offers important tree trunk injections that will prevent different types of outdoor pests from invading your trees.

Consecutive winner of the NJLCA Residential and Commercial Landscape Maintenance Award, Borst Landscape & Design is an award-winning professional landscape company that’s been serving Bergen County and surrounding areas for over 25 years.

Mosquito, Flea and Tick

Several university entomologists have reported an outbreak of mosquitos, fleas and ticks due to an increase in wildlife populations in our area. As you are no doubt aware, ticks cause Lyme disease, mosquitos cause West Nile Virus, Malaria (and the Zika Virus which is not yet prevalent in the United States but has had illnesses reported from individuals that have traveled to countries where the disease exists). Fleas cause skin disease on our family members and our pets.

We can help you control these pests in your landscape with the use of our 100% organic treatments throughout the summer. Supplemented by the use of products such as Frontline to help control fleas and ticks on your pets, we can work together to control these unwanted insects.

Learn more about mosquitoes:

  • Mosquitoes are considered the deadliest “animal” in the world.
  • Only female mosquitoes bite.
  • There are more than 3,500 species of mosquitoes.
  • A mosquito can drink up to three times its weight in blood.
  • Female mosquitoes can lay up to 300 eggs at a time.
  • Mosquitoes generally fly below 25 feet.
  • Sweat helps mosquitoes choose their victims.
  • Body heat marks the target.
  • Mosquitoes feed day and night.
  • Malaria is caused by a parasite that lives in mosquitoes.
  • West Nile Virus came to the U.S. in 1999.
  • Mosquitoes do not transmit HIV.
  • Dark clothing attracts mosquitoes.
  • Bats do not eat mosquitoes. At least, not very many of them.
  • Bug zappers are useless against mosquitoes.
  • Insecticides work, but only in the short term.

We’ve transformed landscapes all across Bergen County.