An Unwelcome Visitor

June 14, 2014

Our team in Chelmsford got a bit of a shock this week when they came across some unwelcome visitors in the lawns of a local McDonalds restaurant.

With the help of Head Office they were able to identify these pesky grubs as leatherjackets, the larvae of the Crane Fly, better known as the Daddy Longlegs.

The flies lay their eggs in the soil in September and October and the larvae feed on the grass and roots over the winter, causing real damage to the grass.  Thankfully the team were able to identify the problem quickly and have taken steps to get the grass treated and the problem resolved.

This certainly shows the importance of keeping your eye on the appearance of the grass and letting us know if you have any concerns.   

Leather Jacket

Leather Jacket

 

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