Insects and Pests that Damage Grass In Oklahoma

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Insects abound in any landscape, but very few of them actually damage your lawn.  When you’re out in your yard, digging in the flowerbeds in the spring or planting shrubs or trees, keep in mind that it’s normal to see insects, worms, grubs, and other tiny critters.  Many of these are beneficial to the ecosystem and many of them devour other insects that cause us problems.  Pictured on the right is a bad bug (sometimes).


When one of our customers has an insect-related problem, we first identify the damage as true insect damage that requires treatment. We never treat for insects unless they are causing damage or there is a potential for damage. Putting down materials unnecessarily can harm other beneficial insects like ladybugs, dragonflies, and praying mantises. Pictured on the left below is a good bug.

 

ladybug on leaf 

Furthermore, we are grossly outnumbered.  There are 200 million insects on earth for each and every human!  The Smithsonian Institute estimates that there are 10 quintillion insects alive at any given moment – that’s 10,000,000,000,000,000,000.  And they aren’t going anywhere, so I guess we’ll have to live with them!  Well, some of them, anyway!

 

Click on individual bugs on the right to read about those insects that can cause a problem and what to look for if you suspect a problem. (More bug info coming soon!)

 

GREENGRASS WILL TREAT OUR PROGRAM CUSTOMERS' LAWNS AT NO CHARGE IF LAWN-DAMAGING INSECTS ARE A PROBLEM.  

 

Listed below are insects that are just a nuisance in Oklahoma and will not damage your lawn.

 

Ants
Chiggers
Aphids
Crickets
Earthworms
Leaf Hoppers
Mole Crickets
Nematodes
Sod Webworms
Spiders