Managing Crane Fly in Lawns

Crane flies are large, gangly insects that do little damage as adults. But crane fly larvae are known for chewing through patches of lawn, damaging roots as grass starts growing in spring. Learn how to prevent damage to your grass with simple maintenance and irrigation practices.

EM 9296    Published September 2020    6 pages


Average: 4.9 (31 votes)


Very thorough details on how to control this insect from good lawn management specifics to using insecticides only when necessary. Appreciate the list of specific insecticides and toxicity to bees, birds and mammals.
Sue Pisias

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