Southern Ontario Leatherjacket Alert!

Leatherjacket insects

We have been seeing a lot of Leatherjacket insects in lawns in the GTA in the last week. The rain has been a help, as it washes them out where they can be seen easily on the road or patio, and encourages the grass to grow through the damage they cause.

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 $79.00 + HST and up based on 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 can chew on the crown of your grass plant leaving behind only stubble, making them weak and vulnerable.

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 seeds. 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!

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  • Let’s Grow Healthy Lawns and Trees together. updated: 07/21/22

    Hi Everyone, 

    Summer is officially here!
    We are extremely grateful to our loyal customers. AND we are thrilled to learn we were the only lawn care company in the GTA awarded the first BEST OF THE BEST Award from
    LawnSavers was awarded the “Best Place to Work” designation in the June 2022 issue of Lawn and Landscape Magazine!

    We are fully open and performing lawn and pest control services in all our GTA service areas.

    Our service experiences a higher demand and volume of calls during Seasonal peaks.
    We know how much everyone hates being left on hold, so please feel free to  leave us a message,  or email and we will get back to you in less than 24 hours.  (you can also text us at 905-707-9994)

    Please be patient with us, we will get back to you as fast as we can and will do
    our very best to help you.

    You can also sign up for all services on our website by clicking here.

    2021 is now behind us.  Together with our customers, we are proud of our foundation as a community-minded, local, small family business and are extremely grateful to be able to persevere and keep all of our loyal employees working hard with us through it all.

    2020-21 important turf and tree high (and low) lights:

      • Nine days of snow, ice and wintry weather in May 2020,
        2021 was the driest April, May, and June in 51 years See Actual GTA daily weather records by clicking here.
      • One of the hottest, driest summers on record in 2020 with long spells of grass-killing heat and drought. Read more here in our 2020 summary blog.
        2021 carried on this trend with only a few days of rain in July and August, with extreme dryness and heat.
      • A bumper crop of crabgrass that germinated in the perfect (rainless) storm. As expected, even more arrived this past summer in 2021!
      • Chinch Bug numbers in 2020 were record breaking and persisted through the dry heat they love, secretly killing lawns while dormant! We can help with Chinch bug damage  Expect even more this summer!
      • Fall of 2021 provided excellent conditions for lawn that were treated through the summer with our recovery amendments to bounce back and regain their vigour. (thanks for the positive feedback!)
    • We put together an easy to read lawn care service timeline that you can use to know when to expect us for each scheduled service in your package. 

    Our number one priority remains the health and safety of our employees and customers.  Safety, Integrity and doing the right thing are som of our most important Core Values.  We will continue to follow strict and common sense safety guidelines that ensure “low/no touch”.  Safety of our team and clients will always be front and centre!

    Thank you all for your understanding and extra patience. Our team works hard, so if you are met with our exceptional service from our technicians or office team members- please give them a thumbs up to make them smile or let me know through a quick email to

    We thank you for supporting our local, family-owned business of 32 years.
     genuinely appreciate you.

    Thank you in advance,
    Kyle Tobin
    Chief Environmental Officer