Insects have gotten a bad rap over the years and it seems like whenever we see one of the little crawly things we run for a can of bug spray and kill everything that moves. True, some insects can do some substantial damage to the landscape, but unless you see that type of problem, it is better to let Mother Nature run the show. Often, in our attempt to eradicate the little critters we also remove all the beneficial insects that do more good than the insects we're trying to remove. Of course, if you really have a bad infestation in your landscape then it may be necessary to treat the area.
A professional lawn or tree care provider should be able to treat your lawn for most common lawn pests, safe and effectively. Ask them about their pest control applications. Using a pro for this makes a lot of sense as most are reasonable prices and don't have to buy or store the chemicals Not only do the professionals know which chemicals take care of which bugs, but they also know what those labels are saying.
There are many things you can do your self to minimize pesticides in the landscape, many cultural practices (Lawn Installation,Mowing, Watering, Pruning, Plant Installation and Fertilizing) are all recommenced and is the first step in controlling insects, and limiting the use of chemicals in the landscape.