Turf Insect Control


Insects can wreak havoc on your lawn, turning a thick, green turf stand into a brown, dying mess. We can manage these pests so your lawn remains healthy.


As the name suggests, these insects do their damage below the surface of the ground. The chief insect in this category that we deal with is the white grub complex. These can include any of several beetle species, however the most common ones that we deal with are Japanese beetles and European chafers. The larval stage of these insects are all “grubs,” or cream colored, C-shaped worm-like creatures. They feed on the roots of the turfgrass plants, which of course weakens the plants and in many cases depletes their energy reserves to the point of death. In addition to the extensive damage the pests themselves can cause skunks, crows, and other scavengers love to tear apart grub-infested turf areas like a rototiller to search for a juicy insect meal. Many times while they are not the initial cause of the turf issues, they certainly make it a larger mess in a hurry.

When it comes to these insects, a preventative approach is really the only viable option for control. Once these pests have attacked your lawn and any damage gets noticed, it is usually too late to control them curatively as the damage will have been done.


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