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Common Pests, Weeds & Diseases

The City of Regina encourages you to adopt an integrated pest management approach (IPM) using preventative, physical, beneficial insects and animals and chemical tools to control insects, weeds, and diseases which may appear on your yard.

Below is a list of common lawn insects, weeds, and diseases. Each description lists the effect it has in your yard and how to control pests using "IPM tools".  (Note: Each description opens up in a new browser.)

Insect List


Weed List


Plant Disease List

Ants (Pavement)   Chickweed   Ash Decline
Aphids (Plant lice)   Dandelions   Birch Dieback
Ash Bark Beetle   Fairy Ring   Black Knot
Ash Borer   Mushrooms    Dothiorella Wilt
Ash Plant Bugs       Dutch Elm Disease
Birch Leaf Miners       Fireblight
Boxelder Bugs (Maple Bugs)       Snow mould
Bronze Birch Borer       Verticilicum Wilt
Budworms       Wetwood
Cankerworms       Winter Browning (Desiccation)
Conifer Wood Borers        
Cooley Spruce Gall Adelgid        
Cottonwood Leaf Beetle        

Cypress Tip Moth (Cedar)

Elm Bark Beetle        
Emerald Ash Borer        
Fall Webworm        
Gypsy Moth        
Juniper Scale        
Juniper Webworm        
Lacewing (beneficial)        
Lady Bird Beetles (beneficial)        
Leaf Miners        
Leaf Rollers        
Mourning Cloak Butterfly        
Pine Shoot Borer        
Pine Tube Moths        
Pine Webworm        
Sphinx Moth        
Spiders (beneficial)        
Spruce Needle Mine        
Tent Caterpillar        
Treehoppers (Buffalo)        
Tussock Moth        
Willow Leaf Beetle        
Willow Redgall Sawfly