Turf Damaging Insects – Identification and Control


The group of lawn damaging pests, that includes insects and mites, are fascinating for its diversity and number of species. More than one million different species of these pests inhabit the world. However, there are only about 50 species that are considered turf-damaging. In a turfgrass environment, you may also find many types of insects, spiders or mites that do not cause damage to your lawn. Learn more about Lawn Insects

Asiatic Garden Beetle
Asiatic Garden Beetle
Bermudagrass Mite
Bermudagrass Mite
Bermudagrass Scale
Bermudagrass Scale
Big-Eyed Bug
Big-Eyed Bug


Bluegrass Billbug
Bluegrass Billbug
Bluegrass Sod Webworm
Bluegrass Sod Webworm
Bronze Cutworm
Bronze Cutworm
Clovermite
Clovermite


Crane Fly
Crane Fly
European Chafer
European Chafer
Fallarmy Worm
Fallarmy Worm
Greenbug
Greenbug


Green June Beetle
Green June Beetle
Ground Pearls
Ground Pearls
Hairy Chinch Bug
Hairy Chinch Bug
Japanese Beetle
Japanese Beetle


Masked Chafer
Masked Chafer
May June Beetle
May June Beetle
Oriental Beetle
Oriental Beetle
Red Imported Fire Ant
Red Imported Fire Ant


Short-Winged Mole Cricket
Short-Winged Mole Cricket
Southern Chinch Bug
Southern Chinch Bug
Southern Mole Cricket
Southern Mole Cricket
Sting Nematode
Sting Nematode


Sugar Cane Grub
Sugar Cane Grub
Tropical Sod Webworm
Tropical Sod Webworm
Tawny Mole Cricket
Tawny Mole Cricket
Two-Lined Spittlebug
Two-Lined Spittlebug


White Grubs
White Grubs
Winter Grain Mite
Winter Grain Mite

Other Common Lawn Problems

Scotts LawnService is the trusted industry leader for professional quality lawn care. Our exclusive lawn care products include premium grass seeds and professional-grade fertilizers; our lawn service teams are comprised of highly trained, industry-certified professionals. Contact a representative today for Lawn Insects control options available in your area and to learn how you can enjoy a lush, thicker lawn that only Scotts LawnService can deliver.