Florida Pest Problems

Florida Pest Problems

Every turfgrass has some major pest problem that could limit its use in certain areas or locations. There are several different types of pest problems on turfgrasses in Florida, including diseases, insects, nematodes, and weeds. Proper turfgrass management practices will keep most pest problems to a minimum.

Mole crickets have been found in Bermuda grasses and has become a problem in St. Augustine lawns along the coast.

Florida Problem Insects

  • Armyworms
  • Billbugs
  • Ground Pearls
  • Grubs
  • Mole crickets
  • Fire Ants
  • Chinchbugs
  • Spittlebug
  • Dollarweed