Good cultural practices are the first defense in preventing insect damage to lawns. Growing appropriate grass species for a particular location is very important. Healthy grass can tolerate some feeding by harmful insects, but when the number of pests reaches a certain level, the quality of your lawn can be negatively impacted.
Damage to grass from insects can take different forms. Feeding by soil-inhabitants such as white grubs and mole crickets shows up as wilted or dying grass. Damage to grass by thatch inhabitants such as sod webworms and cutworms is visible when grass is cut off close to the ground. Irregular spots of yellowish grass and dead spots may occur from chinch bugs. We will identify your insects and create an appropriate plan specific to your needs.