Pests can be harmful not only to you and your home but also degrades the beauty of your lawn and make it less appealing. Pests also damage the plants on your lawn. Huge grasses and weeds in your lawn can be good shelters for worms, moles, grubs, and other pests which need turf to survive. Most bugs and worms find living in turf and fields with weeds comfortable, and your lawn might be the most beautiful thing for them. To deal with these pests, you must understand their way of living and nature well. If you want the help of an expert, contact Schertz pest control.
Here are some common lawn pests you should know about:
- Chinch bugs
Chinch bugs are sap-eating insects that generally feed on turf grass. While feeding on
grass, chinch bugs secrete a chemical toxin that doesn’t allow grass to absorb water and thus gradually dies. Chinch bugs can cause massive damage to grass, especially from June – September when they actively feed on the grass. Symptoms include the grasses turning purple, then yellow and brown, and then gradually dying.
Your lawn can be quite a comfortable place for ants to live. Ants don’t directly threaten your lawn, but they build ant hills and roam around your lawn, which can be irritating at times. Ants can destroy the beauty of your lawn, and you surely don’t want to get bitten by one when you are comfortably chilling on your lawn.
White grubs are not insects but are the larvae of scarab beetles. They might not be complete insects but can cause damage to your lawn. When beetles lay eggs on your lawn, the grubs generally develop at the grassroots. It damages the grass and leaves brown patches on your turf.
- Cutworms and Armyworms
Cutworms can be the most damaging pests on your lawn. They stay under the caves during the day and come out at night to feed on grass and grass stems. They pose a massive threat to the grass on your lawn. If cutworms multiply, you may see large amounts of dead grass in your law.
Although they harm your lawn, getting rid of them is not too difficult. Regular fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, watering, and mowing your lawn will help prevent these pests from destroying your lawn. You should consider taking the help of a pest control company if you sense any of the symptoms of pests on your lawn. A good-looking lawn is always a desirable asset to your backyard, so don’t let pests destroy it.