common lawn pests, yard with two white chairsWhen you spend time making your lawn look good, you feel accomplished. Imagine, one day, you go out to inspect your yard and find that holes are everywhere, the dog is itching like crazy, and something has made your tomato plants into their breakfast. Common lawn pests have invaded. Now what? 

3 Common Lawn Pests 

Yard pests are more than just a nuisance; they can be a liability. Know the causes and types of pests to protect your yard from infestation. Here are three common lawn pests and how to get rid of them.


Some people think moles are cute, while others think they are dirty rodents. No matter how you view them, they still cause much damage to lawns. Moles dig under your yard and can even have a whole network of tunnels underneath it. While they eat insects and grubs that can harm your lawn, the damage they cause themselves is not worth it. To safely remove a mole from your home, you can use any mole repellent, and some have sworn by castor oil to encourage the animal to leave.

Japanese Beetles

Japanese beetles love to eat the fruits of your labor, literally. These insects are known for chewing on whatever they please, including fruits, flowers, vegetables, and plants. You can find these beetles pretty easily on your lawn or your plants. Try buying a Japanese beetle trap or cedar oil spray to rid your yard of these pests.


While fleas cause no immediate damage to lawns, they do pose a threat to the hosts living in them. Fleas are small insects that live outside and attach themselves to a host to feed on the blood. Unlike ticks, fleas do not stick with their host and can rapidly make their way around your home. Use any yard insect killer to get rid of these nasty little insects. If the fleas have made their way into your home, many ways exist to rid your house of them. Make sure you choose the option safest for those living in the house. Find out how to rid your home of fleas here.

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