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Pest Control

How can I tell which pest I have?

Identifying Insects

Pests may become a problem despite your best efforts.

These images can help you identify which pest might be causing your lawn troubles.

Which insect is causing the problem?

Take a look at the images below.

Does a particular insect look familiar? Click on the photo to learn the most environmentally-friendly ways to eliminate that pest.

Aphid
APHID


Source: Phil Nixon, University of Illinois Extension
Chinch Bugs
CHINCH BUGS


Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1997. Reproduced with permission


White Grub
WHITE GRUB


Used courtesy of the New York State Integrated Pest Management website
Japanese Beatle
JAPANESE BEATLE


Source: Phil Nixon, University of Illinois Extension


Slug
SLUG


Source: Phil Nixon, University of Illinois Extension
Hornworm
HORNWORM


Source: Phil Nixon, University of Illinois Extension
European Crane Flies
EUROPEAN CRANE FLIES


Source: Phil Nixon, University of Illinois Extension
Sod Webworm
SOD WEBWORM


Source: D. Bree,
Moth Photographers Group


Visit the Ministry of Agriculture website or Environment Canada to find more information about other insects.

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