Pests can be found in most yards across the country. Just like lawn tick control is a yearly problem, these insects can be a threat to your yard as well. Here are some facts about the four most common types of lawn pests.
Damaging Mole Crickets
Just like moles, the mole crickets enjoy digging tunnels in your yard to find their favorite grub snacks. Estimated to cause more than $30 million in damage a year in Florida alone, the voracious nocturnal crickets can eat themselves into a frenzy in your yard and do costly damage.
Ticks are one pest that can cause more damage to you and your pets than to your yard. Ticks act and look more like a spider than an insect, and love to hide on the underside of grasses and plants. With more than 800 known species of ticks worldwide, homeowners are constantly battling the tiny creatures and often need to call in help for lawn tick control.
The cutworm enjoys clipping plant stocks in your yard when they are caterpillars and turn into the Miller moth when they reach maturity. Feeding at or just below the edge of the soil line, the cutworms cut the plant down as it moves through the soil. The Army cutworms work as a team to move through entire areas of vegetation.
Dining on the sap from grasses, trees, and shrubs, the leafhopper can be difficult to see. Although it is part of the hopper family, it is very small, usually only 1/8 of an inch long. While a single insect is no threat to a plant, a swarm can be a serious problem for homeowners.
Whether you need to eliminate cutworms or require lawn tick control help, call in a lawn care service because they have the knowledge to eradicate the insects right away. If the pests laid eggs, you might need more than one service call to remove the threat to your yard.