Lawn Insect Treatments in Charlotte, Mt. Holly, & Belmont, North Carolina | RDS Lawn Care

We provide lawn insect treatments for properties in or around Charlotte, Mt. Holly, & Belmont, NC.

Our company offers treatments for insect infestations such as grubs, chinch bugs, and armyworms.

Grub worms up close in Belmont, North Carolina.

Creepy crawlers are the last things you want to find making a home in your lawn. Insects such as grubs, chinch bugs, and armyworms find their food supply and shelter within your lawn and won't budge until you force them to. When you notice random mounds of soil, spongey turf, or other signs of lawn damage, it's time to call us. We will help you identify what insect has taken over your lawn and offer an individualized treatment plan to leave your lawn as good as new.

We offer our lawn insect treatments to homes and businesses in the Charlotte, North Carolina area including Mt. Holly, Belmont, and some SC locations including Fort Mill.


Identifying What Type of Insect Is Causing the Damage

Sometimes, it can be hard to tell what type of insect you are dealing with if you can only see the damage they are making. Our team is staffed with experts who can help you decipher why your lawn has damage, identify what insect is causing it, provide you with treatments to get rid of them and fix the damage they have caused. We take care of your lawn from start to finish!

Below is a list of common insects that we find in the lawns of the Greater Charlotte area. Once we know what type of pest has found its way to your lawn, we can then provide you with a personalized treatment plan. Our crew will make several visits to your home or business to apply pesticides that are tailored to your specific lawn insect problem.


Grubs

Grub worms rolling in a lawn near Charlotte, NC.

The types of grubs we see a lot in the Charlotte area are larvae of Japanese beetles and Junebugs. You will notice that these grubs are most active around August. These bugs feed on the roots of your grass, making their way throughout your lawn until there are no more roots to eat. One of the first tell-tale signs of grubs is spongey turf. You might also experience brown spots in your grass that don't turn green when watered. You will know that grubs have been feeding on your roots for a while if you can pull up your grass like a carpet.


Chinch Bugs

Chinch bug up close in Mount Holly, NC.

Chinch bugs love to feed on the exact type of turf that we find a lot here in North and South Carolina. These types include Kentucky bluegrass, fescues, Zoysia, and Bermuda grass. The fluid within your grass blades serves as their food, therefore as they make their way throughout your lawn, you will notice a lot of yellow and brown grass patches. Their favorite time to feast on your lawn is early June through late summer.


Armyworms

Armyworm eating a plant leaf in Gastonia, NC.

An armyworm is a grey, dull green, or dull yellow-colored worm. They move in packs, eating through one lawn and moving onto the next. Hence, their name! Lawns that have been eaten by armyworms will look flat and discolored. Their damage is typically mistaken for heat or drought stress so it is important to get a professional opinion on the damage that you see. An indicator that it is armyworm damage rather than heat or drought damage would be that your grass blades look like they have been chewed on.


How to Prevent Lawn Insects

After our crew has come and gone and your insect infestation has been taken care of, it is now time to consider how to prevent this problem from happening again in the future. There are a few ways that property owners can prevent insect infestations.

The first way is through routine lawn care and maintenance. Services such as fertilization, weed control, lawn mowing, and aeration not only make your lawn look amazing but also keep your lawn healthy and strong enough to fight off insects. The second way is through preventative treatments. Stop the problem before it even has the chance to begin!


Got lawn insects? Call us today to schedule your personalized treatment.

Our goal is to help you get your lawn to its best-looking and healthiest state. That won't happen if there are insects tearing up your roots and blades! We have 25 years of experience helping your neighbors in the Charlotte, Mt. Holly, and Belmont areas fight off insect infestations. Call us today at (704) 822-1625 to request a quote.