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How To Control Grubsgrubs

If dead patches suddenly begin popping up on your lawn, the culprit may be a slimy and disgusting grub. Other than looking revolting, grubs can be extremely destructive to your well-maintained lawn.  Grubs will devour your grass, patch-by-patch with no stopping in sight until homeowners decide to intervene or there's nothing left.

Yeah, their name sounds just as disgusting as they look. Grubs are small, c-shaped larvae of a variety of different species of bugs for example, beetles or June bugs. The icky bugs hatch in the fall and stay hidden underground during the winter months and then come out of hibernation during spring season. All that hiding away works up a big appetite for those slimy worms so they zone in on their favorite meal--your grass!

The grubs would feed on your grass and plants for the next few months until the larvae matures into beetles. After that they will start going after garden plants and flowers and will lay eggs in the soil to create the next generation of grubs that will feast on your lawn.

The extent of the damage these critters can inflict on your lawn depends on how many there are in your soil. At best you may only notice a few dead patches. At worst, your grass can become so terribly damaged that you can roll it back like a rug.

If you have grubs plaguing your lawn, Solutions Pest and Lawn can provide you with the tools and DIY know-how necessary to get rid of them and keep them gone.

How To Get Rid of Grubs: 3 Step Solution

The proper way to deal with pesky grubs needs to start with a little bit of education on how these slimy buggers operate and where they come from. Once you have learned about their behaviors and tendencies, you can then move forward with an effective control and prevention plan and make your lawn the envy of your neighborhood again. Grabbing the first pesticide you can find at the store and spraying all willy-nilly isn’t the right approach to go about it, but most ill-informed homeowners decide to take that route. That is always a bad idea as it might not only be ineffective but it can damage your grass even further. Here is the simple 3 step process we recommend to eliminate grubs from your lawn.

Step 1: Before proceeding with chemical control, it is best to first perform a careful inspection to see where these grubs are concentrated and whether you have a small or large infestation. Check the damage of your grass. Also we recommend testing your lawn for grubs by digging a square foot hole with a shovel about 3 inches deep. If you spot more than 5 grubs, than treatment in necessary.

Step 2: Now to move onto chemical treatment. Equip yourself with a high-quality insecticide that you can find below and mix into a hand-pump sprayer. You could also use a dry granular insecticide. In some cases where infestations are particularly heavy, you may need to use both for best results. Timing is important when controlling grubs. It’s best to apply in the early in the season. Rather than spot treating, do a full broadcast treatment over the entire lawn. Reapplication may be necessary until you no longer see grubs present.

Step 3: After the grubs have been eliminated, it is important to instill healthy and regular maintenance practices to promote a healthy turf so that your lawn can fend off any possible infestations in the future and prevent grubs from coming back. Mow your grass at the right height, fertilize at proper times of the year and water your lawn regularly but don’t overwater. Our pesticides can also be used as a preventative treatment to keep grubs out so be sure to apply at least quarterly to keep your lawn grub free.

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