Pests in Lawns

Our Pest Management Treatments reduce the number of pests harming your lawn.
Leather jackets and Chafer Grubs can do serious harm to your Lawn

They eat away at the roots system weakening the grass plant. Some signs of an infested lawns .  Can leave grass yellow and thinning – and whole patches entirely bare.

Hatched larvae may cause damage to plant roots in large concentrations and attract more pests, like skunks, birds, and raccoons, who may try to dig up the ground in order to feed on them.

Chafer Grubs

Chafer grubs live in the soil and are the larvae of chafer beetles similar in appearance to the Witchety grubs.

They have white bodies curved in a C shape, light brown heads, with three pairs of legs at the head end.

They measure about 18mm in length. They enjoy eating on grass roots these bugs can-do terrible damage to your lawn between autumn and spring when the grubs are reaching maturity.


The larvae of crane flies, or daddy-longlegs.

One female fly can lay up to 300 eggs in a lawn in late summer.

These hatch after a couple of weeks into grey-black, legless larvae that have a tough, leathery skin, hence the name ‘leatherjacket’.

From autumn through to summer, the larvae feed on the roots of plants, eventually growing to 5cm in length before pupating and emerging as adult flies in late summer.

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