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Below the Soil: Subsurface Insects

As the summer months approach, subsurface insects are beginning to emerge from your soil to feed and mate. As June turns to July, these insects lay their eggs in your soil, to start the whole process over again. These beetles and other insects feed on the roots of your turf, and can leave massive brown spots and dead patches. Once they develop, they can also destroy ornamental plants like ficus hedges, flowers, and trees. In order to protect your yard, it is important to treat your lawn for these critters before they are able to destroy your turf and ornamental plants.

Threat to Your Turf

Effective treatment of these pests is key to ensuring a healthy, green lawn. Subsurface insects like beetles, cutworms, mole crickets, and sod Web-Worm feed on the roots of your soil. This can result in extensive damage to your soil and grass roots.

It is important to interrupt the insect life cycle in order to protect your turf from irreparable damage. By taking precautions in the early summer months with PurLawn’s SubSurface Insect Control Program, you can prevent these threats to your lawn.

Threat to Your Shrubs

Once the larvae develop, the adult beetles will emerge from the soil to feed on your plants and turf. Here at PurLawn, we are aware of how important keeping a green, healthy lawn is for you and your family. That is why we are now offering a SubSurface Insect Control Progran, in order to stop these grubs in their tracks.

Species of Insect

Below are a list of insects, native to Florida, that we control for on your lawn:

  • Annual Bluegrass Weevil
  • Asiatic Garden Beetle
  • Billbug
  • Black Turfgrass Ataenius
  • Cutworms
  • European Chafer
  • European Crane Fly
  • Green June Beetle
  • Japanese Beetle
  • Northern Masked Chafer
  • Oriental Beetle
  • Phyllophaga (May Beetle)
  • Southern Masked Chafer

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