Lawn grubs eat your lawn’s roots and can leave your yard brown and ugly. The grubs are bad enough but sometimes they can bring in wildlife that feed on them that can cause even more damage. Most grub worms are from Japanese beetles who lay their eggs midsummer in sunny areas of your lawn. You can prevent grub worms by detecting them and then applying a grub worm treatment.
Detecting Grub Worms
If you have grub worms, you will normally see damage to your lawn late summer or early fall. The damage is usually brown patches of lawn that can be pulled up like old carpet. Start by seeing how many grubs are in these damaged area and then spot check in other healthy areas of your lawn. If you see more than 5 grub worms per 1/4 square foot then you’ll need to treat your lawn for grub worms.
There are several easy to spot signs you may have grubs in your lawn…
- You can pull back dead patches of your lawn like pieces of loose carpet
- Birds, Raccoons, and other animals are digging up your yard
- Your lawn feels spongy when stepped on.
The Right Time To Apply Grub Worm Treatment
In most cases it’s best to treat your lawn for grub worms in early summer and early fall. Different types of grub control applications help with different stages of grub worm growth. An early fall treatment usually is meant to kills the live grubs, where an early summer treatment is meant to kill pests before they lay eggs and kill hatchlings if they do hatch.
A&A Lawn Care & Landscaping has had vast experience and success treating lawns to prevent and kill grub worms. We know how to detect them and how to get rid of them so your lawn looks its best all year long.
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