Southern Ontario Leatherjacket Alert!

Leatherjacket insects

We have been seeing a lot of Leatherjacket insect larvae in lawns in the GTA in the last week.  Leather jackets are the larval stage of Crane Flies. They usually re-appear in the leatherjacket form in Late April through Early May, as the rain helps force them to surface and washes them out where they can be seen easily on the road, driveway or patio, while also encouraging the grass to grow through the damage they cause.  These larvae normally hatch in Late October and survive through the winter right up until pupation begins around mid-August.

If you are finding these larvae on your driveway or sidewalk, please call and let us know. We have an effective treatment that will help reduce the Leatherjacket population on your lawn and stop them from killing your grass. This leatherjacket treatment starts at just $97 +hst and up depending on your lawn size.

What Are Leatherjackets?

Crane Fly Leatherjacket ControlLeatherjackets are the larvae of the Cranefly. Craneflies are mostly harmless, however, when they are leatherjackets in their larvae state they will chew on the crown of your grass plant leaving behind only ‘grass stubble’, or short stubs of grass plants  making them weak and vulnerable.  The Cranefly, if found in high enough populations, is an early harbinger of potential leatherjacket issues.

If they are appearing in your area, please comment below or on our Facebook page and help us track where these insects are attacking.

Contact LawnSavers For Help Dealing With Leatherjackets on Your Lawn

Call LawnSavers when you are looking for the best lawn service company near you to help you deal with leatherjacket infestation on your grass. We’ll provide you with a free estimate for our lawn care services to help you take care of the issues that could be plaguing your yard. We also have many add-on lawn service features, such as custom over-seedingwhich will introduce your lawn to a much hardier variety of grass species. These are bred to withstand higher temperatures, need less water, and resist insects like chinch bug!

Contact us today if you have any lawn maintenance questions or to set up an initial assessment. 1-888-503-5296

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Leatherjacket on a driveway

One of our clients sent us this photo of a Leatherjacket that was washed onto his driveway. Thanks, Paul!