Among the most damaging of all lawn pests, white grubs (Phyllophaga species) are the larvae of a wide variety of scarab beetles, including masked chafers and Japanese beetles. In the spring, summer and early fall, these plump, c-shaped larvae feast on lawn grass roots just below the soil surface.
What insect is killing my grass?
White grubs and billbugs, both members of the Coleoptera family, can completely destroy the grass in their feeding area. Grubs resemble worms with six legs near the head, while billbug larvae resembles a worm and the adult pest is beetle-like with a long snout.
Does Dawn dish soap kill chinch bugs?
If you are looking for an easy chemical control of chinch bugs, apply 2 tablespoons of dish soap to 2 gallons of water and with a sprinkler drench the infested area. If the infestation is large, attaching a hose bottle with dish soap in it and water area is just as effective.
How do you tell if bugs are killing your grass?
Common signs that pests have invaded your turf include brown spots, dead and dying grass patches, wilting blades, bite marks on grass, and, of course, insects in the grass or turf layer. Signs of underground pest damage include thin or missing roots and holes in the soil.
What kills chinch bugs in lawns?
How can I get rid of chinch bugs?
- If replanting grass, choose an insect-resistant, endophytic variety of tall fescue or rye grass (endophytes are naturally occurring fungi that kill lawn pests, including chinch bugs).
- Aerate the lawn in spring to reduce soil compaction.
What can I spray on my lawn to kill bugs?
With Ortho Bug B Gon Max Insect Killer for Lawns, you can kill and prevent listed insects from invading your outdoor space for up to 3 months. It kills 100+ insects including ants, fleas, ticks, chinch bugs, spiders, sod webworms, and armyworms. It kills both above and below the surface.
How do I get rid of lawn mites?
The combination of our mite reduction program and winter watering is a very effective solution to preventing and controlling lawn mites. Don’t let winter lawn mites ruin your lawn this spring. Take action by protecting your lawn with winter watering. If you need some additional support, Swingle can help.