4 Common Pests That Are Harming Your Lawn

4 Common Pests That Are Harming Your Lawn

Your lawn is one of the most important parts of your home. Not only can it help with curb appeal but it can overall enhance the appearance of your home to increase its value. Whether you spend hours maintaining your lawn as a hobby or you pay someone else to take care of it, there can be pests that actively work against your efforts and can destroy your lawn! At Bug Pro in Corpus Christi, our team of pest control experts can help you with all of your pest issues. No one wants pests but no matter how hard you try to protect your home, issues can still happen. Keep reading to learn about some of the common pests that are harming your lawn and contact our team today to schedule your pest control solution!

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Grubs

Grubs are the larval, and young stage of many different types of pests. Grubs can be invisible to the naked eye but can cause some serious visual damage to your lawn. Starting off slowly, grubs can cause small patches of bareness to your lawn that can quickly turn into a major loss of your lawn. These pests feed off of the grass and roots of your lawn which can then infect the entire lawn area. Not only can the bareness of your lawn quickly increase, but if you don’t take care of your grub issue quickly, the amount of grubs in your lawn will also begin to increase.

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Sod Webworms

Sod webworms come in a large variety. There are over twenty different types of species of sod webworms, all of which can cause some serious damage to your beautiful lawn. Like grubs, sod webworms feed off of the grass and roots of your lawn. This can cause areas of your lawn to become sick and eventually die. Sod webworms also take cover in the roots of your lawn, creating its new habitat and they can quickly populate into many more sod webworms. As sod webworms get older, they can begin to cause even more damage to your lawn, especially to plants and trees. One indicator that you are experiencing a sod webworm pest issue is when patches of your lawn begin to turn brown. As these pests feed, areas of your lawn become brown and can eventually die.

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Chinch Bugs

Going unnoticed for a long time until it is obvious that there is a problem with your lawn, chinch bugs will feed on your lawn and create its new home. Chinch bugs are dangerous to lawns because as they feed, they release a toxin that will eventually kill the grass and roots of your lawn. With piercing mouths, your unprotected lawn unfortunately stands no chance against these pests. Chinch bugs like warm weather and typically make their grand appearance during warmer seasons, the same time that you begin putting in a lot of effort to the appearance of your lawn! One way to tell if you may be experiencing a chinch bug infestation is to pay close attention to abnormal changes in color of your lawn. The toxin left by these pets can cause areas of your lawn to go brown, eventually killing the grass and roots, while spreading the toxin to other areas of your lawn.

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Ants

While ants can be attracted to areas inside your home, they are also very attracted to areas outside your home, specifically your lawns and gardens. While an ant infestation can be more visible compared to other pests, they can also go unnoticed for a long period of time. Unlike other pests that are bad for your lawns, ants can be attracted to just about anything they can feed on. If you have a garden, plants, or even trees, ants can become inclined into creating their new habitat in your areas. Not only do ants like to feed off of your grass, but they can also get into other noticeable areas like damp wood for your fire pit, rotten vegetables in your garden, or tree barks. While ants don’t always cause a direct threat to your lawn like other pests, they can be an incredible annoyance. If you have an ant problem outside, it's just a matter of time for them to invite themselves inside — yuck!

Choose Bug Pro

At Bug Pro, we can help you take care of all of your pest issues both inside and outside! Not only will we help you take care of the direct problem, but we can help you find the root of the issue so that you can prevent it from happening in the future. Our team understands how important your lawn is and we provide advanced pest control services and eco green pest control so that those in your home can stay protected. Our eco green services also help us to prevent causing more damage to your outside spaces and by working with us, you can help to protect the environment.

Your lawn can act as your personal oasis and when you have uninvited guests to the party, work with us to get the pests out! Our team can help you take care of your lawn to keep it looking lush and beautiful. Contact us today to see how we can help with your lawn pest problem!