So, why do they call them Bill Bugs? Probably because of that Super-sized Proboscis (bill-like snout) sticking out of their face. That’s just a guess though. But it’s memorable right?
Bill Bugs chew holes on grass blades then deposit their eggs inside. When larvae hatch, they eat grass from the inside out and continue eating from the roots to the tips. By the time homeowners see the results, large areas of lawn may already be lost.
Signs of Damage
Billbug damage can be hard to diagnose. Grass begins to turn brown in early summer, but it’s easily mistaken for drought damage, fungal disease or grass dormancy.
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