When it comes to maintaining your lawn insect control treatments are a vital necessity. Chinch Bugs, Billbugs, Sod Webworms, and Grubs can destroy a beautiful lawn in a short period of time if not treated with the proper insect control applications. A good lawn maintenance plan includes lawn services for the prevention and remedy of these lawn pests.
How do I know if I have Insect Damage on my Lawn?
Damage will vary depending upon what insects are feeding on your lawn. Follow these tips to inspect your lawn for insect damage:
- Grub Damage: Grubs damage will start to appear in late summer into fall. Areas may appear to lose color or not green back up when weather starts to become more favorable to lawns. Grab a hold of the grass. If it pulls up like a piece of carpet and you see grubs underneath, it’s grub damage. If you’re finding damage you will need a Corrective Grub Control treatment and will most likely need to seed lawn areas. If you are finding a couple stray Grubs in the spring, it is very unlikely they will damage your lawn in the spring. However, make sure you get a Preventive Grub Control treatment in the spring to prevent the damage later in the year.
- Chinch Bugs, Billbugs, & Sod Webworm Damage: These insects feed on the surface, not below like Grubs. They will be found most times in the thatch layer in late spring through early fall. Areas will start to lose color and can sometimes even look chewed-off or wilted. You will need to get down on your hands and knees and be very patient. Look at areas that are at the edges of where the lawn is turning brown. Surface insects often start in a healthy area and keep spreading into healthy ones. Chinch bugs are very small, about 1/8″ in size and may appear to hop from blade to blade. Sod Webworms are small larvae, about 1/2″ and often create small holes in the soil and silk-lined tunnels. Billbug larvae will appear almost like a miniature grub, only at around 3/8″ and will not have legs like a grub.
Surface-Feeding Lawn Insects:
Chinch Bugs, Billbugs, and Sod Webworms are just some of the common lawn pests that can damage your lawn. Our Certified Turfgrass Professionals are capable of properly identify which of these insects are feeding on your lawn, and will offer their best recommendations to both curatively and preventively treat for these destructive lawn insects.
Larvae of several varieties of beetles in our area are highly destructive to lawns. In a small amount of time, your lawn can be severely damaged by grubs. Our trained staff knows how to keep your lawn looking great by protecting it from grubs.
Lawn Insect Control Treatments:
We offer lawn insect control treatments for Grubs, Sod Webworms, Billbugs, and Chinch Bugs. These materials are most commonly applied as granular products with some liquid applications in some commercial applications. These insects are capable of destroying lawn areas in a very short amount of time, and repair of those areas can be very costly and aggravating. Having these applications performed each year on your property will not only help to protect your lawn, but can save you hundreds and even thousands of dollars in potential seeding and lawn renovation costs.
Insect Control for your lawn can be done either as part of one of our award-winning lawn care programs or offered as an additional treatment.