Getting rid of weeds in Arizona – we can help
Feb 07, 2023
Spring is a beautiful time in Arizona. The weather is perfect and all of our desert plants and wildflowers sprout vibrant blooms.
But, spring also brings something that we all could live without – weeds. Lots and lots of weeds are popping up, especially because we’ve had so much rain lately. No one wants to spend endless hours kneeling in their yard digging out weeds one by one.
Did you know that Alpha Pest Control can help you get rid of weeds in your yard, professionally and inexpensively? Pest control is our main gig, but we are also experts in weed control in Arizona.
Here are a few answers to your questions about weeds.
1. Why are there so many weeds in the Phoenix area right now?
Weeds are a fact of life. They seem to grow must easier than the plants that you really want in your yard and garden. Seeds and plants can lay dormant until the proper weather is present.
There are two types of chemicals that are used to treat a weed problem: pre-emergents and post-emergents. What’s the difference between the two? Pre-emergents keep the seed from opening up and creating a weed. Post-emergents destroy the weed after the seed has popped open and the weed is visible. The most effective tool in weed control is using pre-emergents. It’s better to prevent the seed from opening and creating a sea of weeds in your yard.
2. How can a pest control company spray for weeds?
Pest control companies are licensed for general pest issues, of course. But, they can also be licensed for termite and weed control. The Alpha Pest Control team, servicing the metro Phoenix area, is licensed for weed control.
3. Are weed control chemicals safe for pets?
Everything we use to control weeds in Arizona is labeled for proper use in the places where we use them. For optimum safety, the product needs to dry, which doesn’t take very long. Once properly applied, you don’t have to even think about them. The products that Alpha Pest Control uses are approved for medical facilities, veterinary offices, schools, playgrounds, etc. And, many of our clients have all kinds of pets from birds to dogs to turtles. Which is awesome, because our team loves pets too.
4. How soon will I see results?
Results from a weed control treatment are usually noticed within one to two weeks of using a post-emergent. You will see the current leaves turn yellow and start to die off. But before the problem even starts, we suggest using pre-emergents so you don’t see any new weeds growing.
5. Do you have to treat my yard multiple times?
It is recommended to spray the pre-emergents twice a year during the spring and fall rainy seasons. Consult with your weed specialist for timing. This will greatly reduce the use of post-emergents.