In Texas, having a gorgeous, well maintained yard is important to many homeowners. People love to be able to use their yards as much as possible. Unfortunately, there are a number of different pests that can make this challenging for homeowners and businesses.
June Beetles In their underground state the June beetle is commonly referred to as white grub. White grub can be detrimental to grass and should be taken care of right away.
Grasshoppers Grasshoppers feed on grass, plants, bushes, and trees leaving holes in the leaves and causing yard plants to die.
Caterpillars Specifically, the Armyworm caterpillar can cause a vast amount of damage to a yard, ruining grass and turf.
Chinch Bugs These bugs are attracted to warm climates and if they inhabit an area they will not leave a lot of grass in their wake.
Fire Ants Fire ants are known for their sharp bite but they are also a nasty yard pest. They reproduce quickly and can become a big problem if not addressed immediately.
Planarians These small insects look like flat headed worms. They inhabit the soil and make it hard for plants to grow.
To identify if youmight be having a lawn pest problem there are a couple of different things to consider. First, consider the color of your lawn. If your lawn is a lush green color there is a good chance it is currently pest free. If your lawn has brown spots and looks like it might be dying in some areas that could indicate a pest problem.
Another sign of pests are bite marks on blades of grass. This might be harder to notice then discoloration, however it can help you identify your pest problem early and stop it before a significant amount of damage is done. If you see any strange insects in your grass, consider taking a picture of them and send them in to us at Pest Hunters to identify what has taken up residency in your yard.
Another indicator that your yard may be suffering from a pest problem is holes in the roots of your trees or holes in the soil. This can be hard to identify, but if you see this occurring contact us to help you determine what you are dealing with.
While it might be tempting to try and solve a lawn pest problem yourself most at home treatments do not end up being a long-term solution. Instead, give Pest Hunters a call. We will come out and inspect your lawn and treat for whatever lawn issues you are having. Act now as many pests can work their way from the lawn in to your home.