Pest Control

Pests

Products

Pest Control Products Store 

Bedlam Bed Bug Spray

Holiday Schedule

Pest Control
Order Status

Privacy Policy

Return Policy

Search Our Site

Contact Us

Advion Roach Bait 

Aerosols 

Ant Baits

Ant Index

Animal Traps

B&G Sprayer

Baits

Bed Bugs and Bed Bug Control

Bedlam Mattress Spray

Bed Bug Mattress Covers

BoraCare

Borate Insecticides

Boxelders

Bumble Bees 

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Bees

Chipmunks 

Cockroach Index

Cyper WP

Cypermethrin

D-Fense SC

Demon WP

Demon Insecticides

Demon Max 

Drain Flies

Fire Ants

Flea Stoppers Carpet Powder

Fleas

Fly Index 

Fly Sprays

Fruit Fly 

Herbicides

Imidacloprid

Insect Baits

Insect Bites

Insecticide Dusts

Insect Repellents

Invict Cockroach Bait

Lawn Pests

Matrix Fly Trap

Maxforce Baits

Maxforce Roach Bait Gel

Mice

Molecrickets

Moles

Mosquito Control

Moth Trap

Niban G, Niban FG

Nyguard IGR

Onslaught Insecticide

Permethrin

Powderpost Beetles

Pyganic Dust

Raccoons 

Rats

Roaches

Rat Traps

Rat Zapper 2000

Rodent Baits

Rodent Removal

Rodents

Safeguard Humane Live Animal Traps

Scythe Herbicide

SedgeHammer 

Spiders

Sluggo

Snakes

Snake-A-Way Snake Repellent

Snake Pictures

Squirrels 

Suspend SC

Talstar

Taurus SC

Tempo Insecticides

Termites 

Ticks

Ultraviolet Fly Traps

Fly Zappers

Wildlife

White Footed Ants

Woodpeckers 

Disclaimer

Spittlebugs

Control Spittle Bugs in Lawns

Identification    Damage    Control 

Spittlebug adults are about 3/8 inch long, dark brown or black, and have two orange stripes across their wings. The nymph is ivory-colored with a brown head. They live inside masses of spittle or froth, hence the name "spittlebug." Orange-colored eggs are deposited in bits of hollow stems and other debris. Nymphs hatch in about two weeks and begin to feed immediately by sucking juices from the grass. They cover themselves with a frothy mass known as spittle. There may be one or several nymphs in each spittle mass. The masses are found from just below the soil surface to a few inches above it. A heavily infested area will feel "squishy" when you walk across it due to numerous spittle masses. Centipede grass is especially prone to spittlebug infestation and populations often begin and increase in shady areas.  In the Southeast United States there are 2 to 4 generations of spittlebugs each year. 

Spittlebugs (spittle bugs) are often blamed for damage done by molecrickets, lawn fungus or chinch bugs.  Simply seeing adult spittlebugs on your property does not equate to the extensive damage done by other lawn pests.

After treating for these lawn pests, you can still see the adults.  This is because the pesticides used on your lawn cannot kill flying insects or beetles as they fly over your pesticide barrier.  Your pesticide treatment will, however, kill the immature stages of the bug that damage your turf grass.

Control of spittlebugs is best achieved by treating with Acephate 75 Turf during the early morning hours, preferable just before dawn.  Treatment is similar to treating for molecrickets with Acephate 75 Turf.

Lawn Pests    Household Pests    Wildlife    Birds    Pesticides