Japanese Beetle: Tips For Your Lawn

Japanese Beetle: Tips For Your Lawn

Origin and distribution The Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica Newman, is a native of Japan. It was first found in the United States in New Jersey in 1916. Since then, it has gradually spread westward and has been reported in every state east…

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Sod Webworms: Tips For Your Lawn

Sod Webworms: Tips For Your Lawn

What Is Sod Webworm? Sod webworms, the caterpillar stage of lawn moths, are a pest of bluegrass lawns in Michigan. Several closely related webworm species have similar lifecycles and damage symptoms. The biology and management of bluegrass webworm, Parapediasia teterrellas…

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Chinch Bugs: Tips For Your Lawn

Chinch Bugs: Tips For Your Lawn

Origin and Distribution The hairy chinch bug is a native species of insect that has adapted to live in stands of turfgrass. It feeds on a large variety of grasses and grains and especially likes perennial ryegrass, Kentucky bluegrass, red…

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