Grub and Insect Treatments

Effective insect control from Keystone Green not only saves you substantial costs in lawn damage but also ensures you enjoy outdoor moments with loved ones. Our insect solutions are crafted for your peace of mind, safeguarding your lawn and outdoor experiences.

Pests Included In Our Pest Control Solutions

Chinch Bugs On A Stalk Of Grass

Chinch Bugs

Chinch bugs are small pests that damage lawns by feeding on grass blades, causing yellowing and areas of dead grass. They are active during hot, dry weather and are commonly found in sunny spots. Infestations are hard to control and can cause severe damage. Signs include yellow/brown patches and visible bugs on the grass. It’s best to contact Keystone Lawn if you suspect an infestation. Our lawn pest control applications will provide superior protection and give you peace of mind.

Closeup of Tick


Ticks transmit serious diseases, such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. They are commonly found in wooded areas, tall grass, and shrubs. Applying pesticides to vegetation and your lawn in tick-infested areas can help control the tick population and prevent disease spread. Personal protection measures, such as wearing light-colored clothing, tucking pants into socks, using insect repellent, and regularly checking for ticks, are important for reducing the likelihood of infection. Our flea/tick prevention product will allow your family and pets to enjoy their time outdoors without fear of being attacked by these pests.

Close up of Armyworms On Corn


Armyworms are caterpillars that commonly infest turfgrass, including lawns. They are so named because they tend to move through the grass in a large army-like group, devouring everything in their path. Armyworms are most active during the late summer and early fall months, and they can cause significant damage to lawns if left untreated. The caterpillars feed on the blades of grass, causing the lawn to turn brown and thin. In severe cases, the entire lawn may be destroyed within 24 to 48 hours. Armyworms are most easily detected by examining the lawn early in the morning or late in the evening when they are most active. Treatment for armyworms typically involves the use of insecticides to kill the caterpillars and prevent further damage to the lawn.

Two grubs playing in the dirt


Grubs are the larval stage of beetles, such as Japanese beetles, European chafers, and masked chafers. They are white or cream-colored, with a brown head, and can cause extensive damage to turfgrass. Grub damage can appear as brown or dead patches in the lawn, which pull up easily because the grubs eat the roots of the grass. In late summer, you may see adult beetles in and around your lawn, indicating that the grubs are present in the soil below. It is essential to control grubs before they cause damage to your lawn. The damaged areas may require reseeding or sodding to repair the damage. A grub preventative can easily be added to any lawn package as part of Keystone’s pest control services.

Importance of Grub and Pest Control in Pittsburgh

Insect and pest control is crucial for maintaining a healthy and enjoyable outdoor environment. Effective management of pests not only protects the lawn from damage, which can be costly to repair, but also ensures that outdoor spaces remain comfortable and safe for family activities and gatherings. Pests like grubs, mosquitoes, and various insects can cause significant harm to grass and plants, leading to an unsightly and weakened lawn. Certain pests can pose health risks to humans and pets, making control measures vital for overall well-being.

A well-maintained pest control program contributes to the ecological balance of your garden and yard. It helps in preserving beneficial insects that are essential for pollination and natural pest control, while targeting harmful pests. This approach supports a healthier lawn ecosystem, which is more resilient to disease and environmental stresses. With targeted and responsible pest control, homeowners can enjoy a thriving, vibrant outdoor space that contributes positively to the local environment and enhances the overall aesthetic appeal of their property.

Specialized Pest Control Services

Grub Control: This service focuses on eliminating beetle larvae, crucial for maintaining the roots’ health and the lawn’s overall appearance.

Flea/Tick Lawn Protection: Establishes a barrier against common nuisance insects such as fleas, ticks, chinch bugs and armyworms. protecting the turf and enhancing the health of your lawn. 

Each service is designed to address specific challenges, contributing to a healthier, more resilient lawn.