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Lawn Insects

Lawn Insects commonly found within lawns here in the Eastern Nebraska Region.

Sod Webworms

Sod Webworms—are one of the regions “silent killers”, as their damage often goes unaccredited to them. Most of their damage is blamed on drought stress or on grubs, but in reality these tiny little caterpillars are quietly feeding on the … Read more


Grubs are perhaps the most hated pest insect in the country. “Grub” is a catch-all term for the larval, or worm, stage of many kinds of beetles. May beetles (also called June bugs); Japanese beetles, masked chafers, billbugs, etc. are … Read more

Chinch Bugs

Chinch Bugs are not as common as some other turf-feeding insects such as grubs or sod webworms, but left unidentified and untreated they can devastate a lawn very quickly. The pests are so small and inconspicuous that they can destroy … Read more


Billbugs are a particular problem of Kentucky bluegrass lawns. Members of the weevil family, the adults have long snouts that end in a set of mandibles. Adult billbugs are 1/4 to 1/2 inch long and brown or gray. The larvae … Read more