Our lawns and turf areas often become a status symbol of who we are or what we are like. Certain cities have become quite well known for their beautiful, well-manicured parks and the well-kept lawns and turf areas around public facilities. People often use the appearance of the lawns in a community as a criteria, for purchasing a residence or for establishing a business in the area.
Maintaining a healthy, well-groomed lawn can be very challenging. Pest control plays a significant role in maintaining the health and aesthetics of both public and private lawns. The task of pest control, though challenging is made much easier if we can identify the pests and if we understand the relationship of the pests to effective control techniques.