A common pest that feeds on many grasses. Major pest of St. Augustine grass. Detected by large patches of lawn turning yellow or straw colored.
Feed at night on grass blades. Blades may appear ragged and brown spots left in lawn. May damage large areas of the lawn.
Feed on the grass blades and sometimes the roots. Damage can be scattered and not confined to patches.
Feed on the grass at night during warm weather and after rain or watering. Cant be eliminated but only controlled.
The most damaging turf insect pest. Grubs are the larvae stage of beetles and feed on the roots.
Form masses that look like spittle around soil surface. They suck the juice from grasses.
Can transmit and spread viruses to crops. They injure plants by sucking the juices out and leaving them wilted or dead.