Bad Grub

November 4, 2013 | Lawn Care, Pests, posted by Sasha

brown grass

Have started seeing brown patches in your lawn? If you’re nodding your head yes, then you may be looking at a grub problem. Grubs are a white c-shaped larvae of adult beetles that can eat and damage your lawn. If you’re seeing 6 or more grubs eating at the roots of your lawn, treatment should be sought, an infestation of grubs can actually kill your lawn.

Grub Facts and Tips:

  • Look under your grass. If your grass is brown and feels soft and spongy, you should check under your grass for grubs. If you do find grubs and damage, it is suggested that you remove the damaged grass.
  • They are easier to control when they are small. Usually, grub infestation is a summer problem and treating them while they are small is optimal.
  • Grubs attract food-seeking predators. If you have a grub problem, you will want to take care of it soon because grubs actually attract food-seeking predators like moles. Moles can create mowing problems and destroy your turf with their tunnels.
  • Aerate before application. If you do have a grub problem and you are planning to apply pesticide, aerating your lawn will help bring those grubs to the surface. This will also keep your soil healthy.

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