Most people are aware that pests can cause damage to your household, but did you know that they can cause serious harm to your lawn, too? In Australia, there are various different types of lawn pests that feed on your grass and cause it to become dry, damaged or dead.

The good news is that you can stop these bugs from wreaking havoc on your garden by understanding what to look out for and how to treat the problem. We’ve put together this short guide to lawn pests to help you keep pests away from your beautiful lawn…

Common types of lawn pests

In Australia, there are a few common types of pests you need to look out for:

Identifying which type of pest is living in your lawn is important as it will help you to determine the right approach to extermination.

How these pests can affect your lawn

If left untreated, lawn pests can seriously damage not only the appearance of your grass, but the health of your entire lawn system. While the potential damage will vary depending on the specific type of pest you have, some of the most common issues are:

How to spot lawn pests

By now, you’re probably wanting to know how you can identify a lawn that is under attack. Understanding how to spot these nasty critters is the first step towards catching the problem early and treating it before it becomes a much bigger issue.

Here are some common symptoms of lawn pests:

What you can do to get your lawn healthy again

If your lawn has been affected by pests, it’s important that you treat it as soon as possible. Pesticides are usually the most effective way to do this, but it’s important to do your research first. Different pests will require different types of treatments to completely eradicate. It’s also necessary to understand how long you should stay away from your lawn once the pesticides are used, and if any special care should be taken afterwards to get your grass healthy again. Remember you can always contact the friendly team at Jim’s for your gardening services!