Northeast Ohio is known for lawn damaging insects: GRUBS and BILLBUGS! These two lawn insects are a major threat to your lawn. Every year we see thousands of dollars in damage to lawns that were not protected. Don’t let this happen to your lawn. Contact Brookside Lawn Service to add our bug ban service to your lawn maintenance plan.
Grub and Bill Bug Control
You can prevent these insects from ever damaging your lawn. Protect your lawn for the entire growing season with just a few applications of our Grub & Billbug insect control.
The Grub Prevention is taken up by the roots of the turf grass and turns the roots into a deadly meal for grubs and other insects, but does no harm to people, pets, or other plants.
Adult billbugs are about 1/2″ long. They’re a beetle with a long snout or bill. Adult billbugs chew a hole in the stem of the grass blade and lay their eggs in the there. When the eggs hatch, the larvae of the billbug continue to damage the grass plant. Common signs of billbug damage are dead spots in the lawn that don’t recover from watering.
Grubs are the larval stage of the Japanese Beetle, an extremely damaging insect common to Ohio. Adult Japanese Beetles lay their eggs in the soil, where they remain for most of the year until the grubs pupate and emerge as the Japanese Beetle. It is the grub stage of their life cycle that causes the most damage to the lawn. The grubs really thrive on the tender roots of turfgrass, especially in late summer or early fall.
Fleas & Ticks
Prevent fleas & ticks from entering your yard. Our entire lawn flea & tick application is an additional service. Call Brookside Lawn Service to add flea and tick treatment to your service plan. Along with Brookside’s flea & tick control, there are some things you can do to maintain a tick free yard. Ticks are sensitive to dry conditions & tend not to thrive in short vegetation. Keep your lawn mowed & weeds cut.