Grubs are the white or off-white larvae of Japanese Beetles and June Bugs. These ¼” to 1 ½” long bugs work under the surface destroying turf’s roots. So, by the time you see signs of grubs, much of the damage has already been done. As few as six grubs per square foot can cause quite a bit of damage in your lawn. They can be one of the most destructive lawn pests unless they are detected early and treated properly.
How do you know grubs have been at work?
Here are some of the signs:
- Turf begins to wilt and turn brown, creating dead spots throughout the lawn.
- Lawn easily rolls up like a carpet in damaged areas because of the root damage.
- Skunks and raccoons are digging up your yard looking for grubs, one of their favorite snacks.
Treatment for Grubs
Prevention is, by far, the most effective treatment for grubs. New generation insecticides are applied in the summer during the egg-laying stage and offer one full year of guaranteed continuous protection. Call today if you suspect your lawn may have a grub problem. We will be glad to evaluate your lawn and help you decide the best course of action. We can apply a guaranteed preventative treatment to control these devastating insects before they can cause damage to your lawn