Learn how to identify and how to get rid of common bugs that can destroy your landscape.
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You can tell you have caterpillars when your grass looks tattered and torn because they chew notches in the grass. With proper care such as mowing, fertilizing and watering, it can recover.
These small insects can destroy a lawn if it's hot and dry. They suck the juices from the grass and inject toxins which loosen the grass from the soil. They can go through a lawn in no time and are 1/20 of an inch in size. They're very small but can do massive damage.
Mole crickets are known to dig and tunnel through yards. It exposes the grass roots to the air and causes them to dry out, but they don't eat the grass.
Eats grubs and mole crickets. They tunnel and expose roots to the air causing it to die.
You don't have to reach for an insecticide right away. Occasionally, you will have to reach for the chemicals, but only after proper cultural practices have failed. Follow instructions on the package, and wear rubber gloves and eye protection when mixing and spreading chemicals. Apply insecticides on a day when there is no breeze. Store away from pets and children.
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