Latest Lawn Pests Articles

Artillery Fungus

Artillery fungus, also known as Shotgun fungus, is the cause of little black spots on your house and car. artillery_001.jpg

Sod Webworm

If you want your lawn to look nicely manicured, but it keeps developing dead patches, you may have just met your new worst enemy. The sod webworm is out to destroy your lawn despite your best efforts.  Here's how to find out if you have a problem and what to do about it.

Dormant Oil

Dormant oils, also known as horticultural oils, are mineral-based oils used on woody plants during the dormant season to control unwanted pests. They are considered to be one of the safest methods of control, plus dormant oils mix well with other pest control products to extend their effectiveness.

How to Get Rid of Chipmunks

Although they may seem cute, chipmunks can terrorize your award-winning garden or perfectly landscaped lawn. This article has some tips on how to get rid of chipmunks from your yard.


Got Grubs? Well my friend you have a problem, but don't worry. I've got a solution. Tip: It's always best to treat your lawn for grubs in late summer or early fall when the grubs are near the surface eating tender grass roots.

Mole Crickets

Mole crickets are the only insects that I know of that have hands. Well, they don't really have hands. They have front legs with appendages that look like hands. Still, you have to hand it to mole crickets. They are the only insect capable of shaking your hand.


There must be a reason that G_d created the mosquito, but I am not sure what it is. Mosquitoes spread disease and discomfort. I suppose they are a food source for birds and bats.


Leatherjackets are the leathery-skinned larvae of crane flies. The leatherjacket larvae can do damage to lawns and a good indication of their presence is the sudden appearance of the adult crane fly.

Japanese Beetles

Japanese beetles are beautiful metallic green and copper colored insects. They feed on about 300 species of plants devouring leaves and flowers, leaving only the veins so that the foliage looks like lace. Adult Japanese beetles attack vines and trees, but also tree fruits, row crops and many other plants.


***image2***Springtails often swarm in large masses that cause people to become alarmed. They do no harm and are actually environmentally beneficial.