Turf damaging insects can devastate a lawn quickly. For that reason we encourage a preventative treatment program of at least two turf insecticide applications at the appropriate times. Usually late spring and early summer, but it can vary, depending on the pest and the weather
Once damage is suspected and confirmed, control of the damaging pest is not difficult with the right products. However, by that time the turf damage can be wide-spread and take a season or more to repair itself. Often times over-seeding of the damaged areas is necessary. It's better, and less expensive, to avoid reacting to the damage by taking measures to prevent it from happening.