The Online Gardener's Handbook
Chapter 7: Lawns
Insect Development Calendar for Lawns
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- Table 12: Insect Development Calendar for Lawns
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Both insects and diseases can attack your lawn, and though their
symptoms can be similar, their control measures are quite different.
It is important, therefore, that you properly identify the source
of your lawn problem.
Several different insects can infest lawns; the type of damage
they cause results from the type of feeding they do and what part
of the plant they feed on. Insects such as grubs feed on the roots.
As a result the lawn can be lifted up like a carpet. Hairy chinch
bugs suck the juices from grass resulting in sunken areas in the
lawn with roots still firmly attached to the grass. Secondary pests
such as skunks and raccoons then dig up the lawn to eat the bugs,
causing worse damage than the insects themselves.
Most insects can be seen with the naked eye. If you notice damage
to your lawn, check the area surrounding the damage for their presence.
Use the following information to identify and control insects. The
table below shows when larval feeding and the presence of adults
occur for the major lawn insects.
Table 12: Insect Development Calendar for
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