What kind of insect is this and it is bad for the lawn?

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codemaster
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What kind of insect is this and it is bad for the lawn?

Post by codemaster »

I have this brown patch in my lawn that started small and kept growing.
Then I noticed (in my security system) this opossum coming to visit my lawn every night and it stays a decent amount of time around that same spot, looks like it is eating something in there.

I learned they come to eat grubs - I also learn white grubs can kill the grass in a similar way of what I'm experience so... today I went there with a garden trowel and dug (a very small whole) in two different places, 5 feet apart.

I found some of these in both places.
Are they bad and is it possible they are killing the lawn?If yes, how to get rid of them?

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Also, I just applied BioAdvanced 24 HOUR GRUB KILLER PLUS GRANULES on 10/13 and Bio Advanced COMPLETE BRAND INSECT KILLER on 10/4. I didn't expect to find these guys in there.

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Re: What kind of insect is this and it is bad for the lawn?

Post by Spammage »

@codemaster it's a millipede, but I've never heard of them being damaging to lawns.

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Re: What kind of insect is this and it is bad for the lawn?

Post by codemaster »

Thanks, then it must be something else that is killing the lawn at that spot.

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