You’ll first notice damage from sod webworms as dead patches throughout the healthy grass. Around July and August, during hot weather, large parts of your lawn may be dead. Damage from sod webworms is often confused with drought stress because it has similar effects and occurs during the drought seasons.
Sod webworms cause this unsightly lawn problem by coming out of the ground, usually at night, and chewing the grass blades off near the thatch layer. They then drag the grass clippings into tunnels they build in or above the thatch. The result is patches of grass that look dead. Shaded areas are almost never touched by these pests, hot and dry areas are their favored feeding ground.
Grubs are the larvae of various types of adult beetles. Adult beetles lay their eggs in June and in a few weeks the larvae begin feeding on your lawn during the late summer and fall months. This causes extensive damage to lawns. With a grub problem, you may encounter other problems with animals such as moles, skunks, and crows who feed on the grub, causing further damage to your lawn. Summer is the time when you’ll want to control these potentially devastating pests, taking care of them before they destroy your lawn this fall.
In addition to controlling pests in your lawn, we can also help you keeps pests from entering your home. With our four-step Perimeter Pest Control program, you will have an invisible shield of defense around your house to keep insects, such as ants, spiders, and centipedes on the outside. We will spray insecticide in a six- to eight-foot-wide path around the exterior of your home. We do not spray for pests inside your home.
If you are interested in a free quote on pest and insect control, please contact us today. Lawn-Tek is dedicated to helping the Cedar Rapids metro area with their lawn care & maintenance needs.