The damages caused by insects are often much less severe in adequately watered lawns. Insects that attack residential lawns are generally difficult to detect and, usually, their presence is not known until significant damage has occurred. The damage may be mistaken for the aftermath of a drought. If the lawn remains brown and continues to deteriorate despite proper watering, examine thoroughly to determine if it is an insect infestation. Regular inspection of grass stems, roots, thatch and soil will allow you to better determine if you are dealing with an insect problem and therefore, allow you to limit potential damages.

1. White grubs
2. Chinch bugs
3. Sod webworms
4. Ant hills
5. Worm mounds