If left untreated, insects can cause significant damage to your lawn and garden. Insect control begins with the identification of the insect causing damage. Some insects can only be controlled at certain times during their life cycles. GoldenRule will apply needed solutions at the right time and placement to remove damaging insects from your lawn, while protecting the natural beauty and ecosystem of your property.
(Treated with Home Insect Control GoldPlan)
Billbugs first feed on the inside of grass stems and crowns, then move to feed on roots. The affected area appears brown, thin, and dead in small, irregular spots. Damage can spread to patches extending many feet in width. Fine, white, sawdust-like grass can be observed on the soil surface. Damaged grass breaks at the crown and is easy to pull from the soil, but cannot be rolled up like sod damaged by white grubs.
Masked Chafer/ White Grubs feed on the roots of grass. Damage appears in late summer or fall as irregular patches of brown, dying grass. The ground often feels spongy, and the lawn can be rolled up if heavily infested. Skunks, moles, and birds may be attracted to lawns with high grub populations.