|"Bug Spray Disease" is easily identified by the footprints.|
|A large "diseased" area on the croquet lawn.|
All kidding aside, "Bug Spray Disease" is caused when you apply bug repellents and sunscreen to your legs when standing on turf. It is especially damaging on low mowed turf such as the greens and the croquet lawn. The alcohol and propellants in the sprays in addition to products containing DEET, are very damaging to the turf and injury is caused immediately. Depending on the conditions and the amount of over spray, the turf may recover in 1-4 weeks. In extreme cases though, the turf will die and the area will have to be seeded or sodded.
|The DEET in many bug sprays is known to cause damage to turf.|
|The 19th green.|
|Close-up of the croquet lawn.|