OSU Extension and the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture have compiled
a list of fact sheets, pest management resources and informational slideshows to assist
producers in maximize production.
Common Turfgrass Insects & Mites
Several insects and mites feed on turfgrass but only a few cause enough economic or
aesthetic damage to warrant control. The following pages provide descriptions of arthropod
pests of turf and the damage they cause. Most of these pests occur in isolated infestations
across the South each year. The most common situation is to find one or two of these
pests during any one growing season while others occur only sporadically.