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5 Signs Your Lawn Has a Pest Infestation

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Your lawn deserves the best care possible, and when pests find their way in, they can be quite destructive. While there are various pests that can invade your lawn, many of them are easily identifiable. Keep an eye out for these signs that you have a pest infestation:

Patches of Dying Lawn

When you see small patches of your lawn dying, this is indicative of pests that are eating the roots of your grass. Grubs are the usual suspects when it comes to dead patches, and they will grow into larger pests doing more damage.

Finger-Width Stripes of Dead Grass

If your grass is dying in uniform narrow striped patterns, you more than likely have mole crickets. These stripes are caused by the crickets gnawing through the roots of your grass as they tunnel through the lawn.

Dirt Mounds

Mounds of dirt shaped like a volcano are a calling card for Moles where they push through the surface. While they are feeding on insects in your soil, they are still destructive because their tunneling does significant damage and kills your grass at the crown.


If you find burrows around your lawn, then most likely you have larger predators trying to get at insects below the surface.

The Drench Test

A quick and easy way to determine if you have pests is the drench test in which you pour a gallon of soapy water over a patch of your lawn. Anything living below the surface will rush up to avoid suffocation, and you can then determine how bad the infestation is.

Hire Professional Pest Control Help

The moment you suspect you have pests in your lawn you should act. If you do have signs of infestation, don’t hesitate to contact Heron Lawn & Pest Control. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and our services received the Angie’s List Super Service Award. Contact us today for your free same-day inspection.

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