Ants and Mosquitoes Top 2020 Pest Challenges, as Consumers Continue to Invest More in Outdoor Pest Control | State

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 8, 2021 / PRNewswire / – TruGreen, the nation’s leading provider of lawn care products (whose services include pest control), found that 41 percent of homeowners invested more in outdoor pest control in 2020 than they did before the pandemic survey, according to a new report Collaboration with OnePoll published. The survey polled 2,000 American homeowners with an outdoor area to analyze how they found solace during the pandemic.

While people spent more time outdoors and invested more in pest control, consumers across the country are still facing pest problems in their outdoor habitat. In fact, according to survey results, the biggest pest challenges were ants (49 percent), spotted lantern flies (43 percent) and mosquitoes (42 percent).

“67 percent of American homeowners plan to make more use of their outdoor space this year, and our goal is to help them get the most out of it. However, consumers often encounter unwanted external pests, which require a high level of expertise to control and prevent. “Resurface immediately,” said John Bell, TruGreen entomologist. “Almost three fifths of respondents agree that maintaining their outdoor space can feel like a chore. TruGreen’s professional team of certified entomologists and specialists can help homeowners develop bespoke programs to maximize pest control effectiveness and protect their space. By controlling these pesky intruders, families can create a pest-free backyard retreat and make a real difference when they live the life outside. “

The survey results also showed an increasing trend among homeowners to invest in trees and shrubs (almost 50 percent). Due to different stay-at-home regulations during the pandemic, many spent more time doing various activities at home, including adding new trees and shrubs. Despite this surge in outdoor activities, 46 percent of respondents cited pest infestation as a challenge to their trees and shrubs outdoors – which can be harmful to these plants.

TruGreen’s diverse pest control services – which treat most pests, from mosquitoes to ticks – offer bespoke treatment plans to control and combat potentially disease-carrying pests and insects in outdoor living areas. With over 50 years of experience, TruGreen understands the importance of a bespoke, complete pest plan to ensure homeowners can comfortably enjoy their outdoor living space. In particular, the scientifically based treatments from TruGreen are effective in combating mosquito populations within 24 hours and include a mosquito protection guarantee.

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About TruGreen

TruGreen is the nation’s leading provider of lawn care products, offering nationwide tailor-made lawn, tree and shrub care as well as protection against mosquitoes and other pests. As a company with scientific expertise and a customer-centric approach, TruGreen helps homeowners create an outdoor living space that makes them proud. There are approximately 260 TruGreen offices in the US and Canada, and 38 franchise locations. visit, or the TruGreen App for more information.

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