Common Lawn Insects in North Carolina
- Army Worms
- Fire Ants
- White Grubs
Army Worms come from migrating armyworm moths that travel during the spring and early summer. A numerous population can eat grasses to the ground causing round bare areas. Armyworms feed day and night and can destroy a lawn in a matter of days. Our 6 month Insect control is most effective as a proactive treatment against this pest, but we are able to treat it reactively.
White Grubs are the larvae of several types of beetles. The most common in our area is the Japanese Beetle. They feed on the roots of grass about 1 to 2 inches below the surface. A damaged area can turn spongy and brown. These areas can be rolled up like carpets. April to May and September to October are when most of the damage can occur, as these are their most active feeding times. At first sight of grubs, call for an insect control treatment to minimize damage.
Fire Ants are a growing problem in our area. Common areas to see fire ant mounds are warm areas near sidewalks, gravel, and pavement. A sting by a single ant is painfully similar to being burned. A sting by multiple ants can be deadly to young children and elderly people. These ants have been known to swarm and kill small cattle that accidentally disturbed the mound. We offer a treatment that will protect your landscape for a year from these pesky insects.