The power of prevention and the benefits of Pre-Emergent Herbicides

The power of prevention and the benefits of Pre-Emergent Herbicides

The Power of Prevention

The Benefits of Pre-Emergent Herbicides for Weed Control


Hand Spraying for weed control

Weeds are a constant challenge for homeowners, landscapers, and agricultural professionals alike. Unchecked weed growth not only detracts from the beauty of lawns and gardens but also competes with desirable plants for nutrients, water, and sunlight. While various methods exist for controlling weeds, one approach that has gained widespread recognition is the use of pre-emergent herbicides. These preventive measures are becoming increasingly popular due to their effectiveness in stopping weeds before they even have a chance to grow.

Early Intervention:

Pre-emergent herbicides work by creating a barrier in the soil that prevents weed seeds from germinating. This means that the herbicide is applied before the weeds emerge from the ground, providing an early and proactive solution to weed control. By targeting weed seeds in the early stages of development, pre-emergents effectively disrupt the weed life cycle, reducing the need for reactive and more labor-intensive measures later on.

Precision and Selectivity:

One notable advantage of pre-emergent herbicides is their ability to selectively target specific types of weeds without harming desirable plants. This precision is achieved by understanding the germination patterns and life cycles of different weed species. Homeowners and landscapers can choose from a variety of pre-emergent herbicides tailored to their specific needs, allowing for a customized approach to weed prevention.

  1. Extended Control Period:

Pre-emergent herbicides provide an extended window of control, offering protection against weeds for several weeks or even months after application. This prolonged effectiveness minimizes the need for frequent reapplications, saving both time and resources. As a result, pre-emergents are a cost-effective solution for maintaining weed-free landscapes over an extended period.

  1. Reduced Environmental Impact:

Compared to some post-emergent herbicides that may be applied directly to visible weeds, pre-emergent herbicides often have a lower environmental impact. By preventing weed growth at the seed stage, they minimize the need for excessive chemical use and help preserve the health of the surrounding ecosystem. This makes pre-emergents a more environmentally friendly option for weed control.


  1. Cost-Efficiency:

While the initial cost of pre-emergent herbicides may seem higher than that of some other weed control methods, their long-lasting effects and the reduced need for repeated applications make them a cost-efficient choice in the long run. Investing in pre-emergents can save both time and money over the course of a growing season.

In the ongoing battle against weeds, pre-emergent herbicides emerge as a powerful ally for those seeking effective, environmentally conscious, and economically viable solutions. By preventing weed growth at its earliest stages, these herbicides offer a proactive approach to weed control, allowing for more precise and selective management of unwanted vegetation. Whether you are a homeowner, landscaper, or agricultural professional, considering pre-emergent herbicides as part of your weed control strategy can lead to healthier, more vibrant landscapes with minimal environmental impact.


Weed Control spraying

Herbicide weed control pre emergent spraying for the prevention of weed growth

The objective of weed control is to eradicate the weed as soon as possible after it appears, and before it produces flowers and seeds.

Weed Control should be aimed at eliminating and avoiding conditions that contribute to weed establishment and growth.

Control should not rely on one method only, but should involve a combination of methods that will discourage weeds while encouraging desired plants.

Progressive Pest Management provides FREE estimates. Call today for more information. Timing is everything when it comes to the most effective applications. The best months to apply are December – March depending on the weather we had in the year.


Weed Control Spraying

Residential and Commercial Weed Control Spraying

Progressive Pest Management is a locally owned business that has been serving Northern Nevada since 1978. We have an amazing team and take pride in all our work and customer relationships. Check out all our google reviews to see what our customers say about us. We cover all of Northern Nevada, including: Reno, Carson City, Sparks, Fernley, Fallon, Winnemucca, Wells, Battle Mountain, Elko, Lovelock & Lake Tahoe.

If you are tired of battling your weeds each spring and summer, we can help. Spend more time doing the things you love and less time combating weeds, leave that to us. You can call of offices and speak to one of office staff and they can answer any questions you may have and quote you a price over the phone by using Google Earth to assess your spray areas on your property. Many HOA’s require the homeowners to maintain a noxious weed free property. The Nevada Department of Agriculture is also a great resource to learning your noxious weeds and why it’s important to be rid of them so that they do not continue to spread. Stop the spread.


Weed Free Lot by Progressive Pest Management and Weed Control

Another weed free lot by Progressive Pest Management and Weed Control

Progressive Pest Management also provides the following services for Residential and Commercial

Full Pest Control

Aphids, Ants, Bed Bugs, Beetles, Cockroaches, Mice, Spiders, Rats, Wasps

Escrow Pest Inspections (Buyers/Sellers)

Wood Destroying Fungi Treatments

Termite Treatments

Tree Spraying and Injections

Soil Pre-Treatments for Termites (New Builds)

Post – Treatments for Termites (Built)


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Our Technicians can detect and treat an infestation in the earliest stages of development using the highest quality pest control products available. We can also identify threats and take proper measures to ensure that your home is protected from future infestations. Regardless of the time of year, undesirable pests can surround your home on the outside, seeking entrance whenever and wherever they have a chance. Progressive Pest Management has been servicing the area since 1978. Our staff combined has over forty years experience in our industry.

We’ll be happy to come help you with your pests, termites, pigeons, rats, mice, weed control, and tree treatment. Just give us a call or contact us. We cover all of Northern Nevada! Including: Reno, Carson City, Sparks, Fernley, Fallon, Winnemucca, Wells, Battle Mountain, Elko, Lovelock & Lake Tahoe.



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