ESC-033: Hunting Billbug - Identification and Control
Hunting Billbug information sheet

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Product Code: ESC-033

This publication is an electronic download only. Hunting billbugs are an occasional turfgrass pest in Texas, though their presence and impact appear to be increasing. The grasses they damage most often include bermudagrass and zoysiagrass turf, but they have also been known to feed on St. Augustinegrass and Centipedegrass. This publication explains their life cycle, will help you identify them, and includes tips you can use to control their damage. (3pp., 6 figures) By Casey Reynolds, Mike Merchant, and Diane Silcox Reynolds