How to Stop Insects From Killing Your Lawn

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Do you have brown patches on your lawn that just won’t go away? Or Have you noticed an abundance of insects in your grass? If so, you may have an insect problem. Keep reading to learn if insects are the issue and what you can do to stop them.

The first step to figuring out why there are brown spots on your lawn is to ensure that insects are actually the problem. Grass can turn brown for many reasons, including over-or underwatering, a lack of fertilizer, or lawn disease. If you do have an insect problem, there will often be visible signs of insect activity, such as holes in the leaves of plants, wilted grass, or brown spots. If you are seeing signs like these, the chances are that you have an infestation that is causing those brown spots in your lawn.

But before you start treating your lawn for insects, it is important to keep in mind that not all bugs are bad. In fact, many insects are actually beneficial for your lawn! These include earthworms, which help aerate the soil and break down organic matter, and ladybugs, which eat aphids and other pests. Killing off these beneficial insects can actually make your lawn problems worse.

Now to start treating! There are many different ways to do this, depending on the type of insect and the severity of the infestation. For example, lawn grubs can be controlled with a variety of insecticides, while chinch bugs can be controlled with both insecticides and beneficial predators such as ladybugs.

If you are having trouble dealing with an infestation on your own, or if you just don’t have the time to deal with it at all, contact Northern Roots Lawn Care. We can quickly and accurately identify the problem and develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your particular situation.


While it is possible to deal with an insect infestation on your own, sometimes it is best to leave it to the professionals. Hiring a lawn service professional can save you time and money overall and help ensure your lawn stays healthy and pest-free all season long! To learn more call 763-777-4233 or visit us online at www.northern-roots.com/contact-us

We offer insect and disease control to the Twin Cities metro Minnesota area.

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