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Posted on: Jun 07, 2023Luis M PĂ©rez

Grubs, Now Is The Time

As a homeowner, it is important to be aware of lawn grubs. Grubs are pests that can cause significant damage to your lawn. Lawn grubs are the larvae of beetles, including Japanese beetles, June beetles, and chafer beetles. These grubs can feed on the roots of your grass, causing brown patches on your lawn. Grubs reduce your lawn’s overall health and make your lawn more susceptible to other issues like weed infestations. Below are key things you should be aware of.

Timing

It is important to be aware of when lawn grubs are most active in your area. Typically, lawn grubs begin to appear in the late summer or early fall as adults from the previous season lay their eggs in the soil. However, the timing can vary based on the specific type of beetle in your area and prevailing weather conditions.

Signs Of Infestation

It is important to keep an eye out for signs of a lawn grub infestation. These signs may include brown patches on your lawn and grass that can be easily pulled up by hand. Also, an increased bird activity as they feed on the grubs in your lawn.

Prevention

The best way to prevent a lawn grub infestation is to maintain a healthy lawn. Ensuring that your lawn is consistently watered and mowed appropriately. Fertilization regularly can help to deter beetle activity, as they tend to prefer laying their eggs in dry, stressed, or unhealthy lawns. Additionally, maintaining proper drainage can help to prevent larvae from burrowing into the soil.

Treatment

If you notice signs of a lawn grub infestation, it is important to take action quickly to prevent further damage to your lawn. There are a variety of chemical and non-chemical treatments available that can effectively eradicate lawn grubs. These treatments may include applying insecticides or using biological pest control, such as nematodes (microscopic worms that feed on the grubs). This last option is rarely used outside of the professional industry.

Professional Help

While it is possible to treat a lawn grub infestation on your own, it may be beneficial to consult with a professional pest control company. They can assess the severity of the infestation and provide targeted treatment recommendations to eradicate the grubs effectively, as well as prevent future infestations.

In summary, being aware of lawn grubs and understanding how to prevent and treat infestations can help to ensure a healthy and beautiful lawn. By maintaining proper lawn care practices and seeking professional help when necessary, you can keep your lawn free from pesky grubs and other common lawn pests.

Questions?

If you have any questions about Grubs, please get in touch with Luis Perez at 1-800-465-2934 or email me at luisp@doctorgreen.com. Doctor Green