Keeping your lawn mowed regularly will not only keep your grass blades shorter, but if there are any eggs in the turf your mower will suck them up, killing any larvae before they hatch.
How Do We Get Rid of White Grubs?
1 Single Treatment Does The Job
Our grub control treatment consists of one single treatment. We come out to your property and spray the entire lawn with our commercial-grade liquid insecticide. Once the product is applied the grubs will be terminated. As our product is an on-contact treatment.
After Your White Grubs Treatment
After your lawn is treated for grubs, we suggest that you keep ALL PETS AND HUMANS off the lawn for 2 hours. This will give the product time to completely dry and to ensure it’s 100% effectiveness of eliminating the grubs from your lawn.
Lawn Damage and Recovery
If your lawn has been severely damaged from the destruction of grubs we suggest that you continue with our fertilization and weed control treatments if you are utilizing Top Turf. Then get your lawn core aeration service with Warm Season grass like Bermuda in the Spring or our core aeration and seeding service if you have cool-season grass such as Tall Fescue in the Fall.
What Do White Grubs Look Like?
Typical lawn grubs, often called white grubs, are:
- White, almost iridescent, in color.
- C-shaped beetle larvae about a half-inch in length.
- A grub may be the larvae of the masked chafer, Japanese beetle, or other beetle species.
- Lawn grubs have soft bodies with legs near the head.
How To Know If Your Lawn Has Grubs?
If you can pull your grass away from the ground, your lawn's root system has been eaten by grubs. Cut into the soil and look for their presence. More than 10 grubs per square foot is a red flag.
The presence of grubs in your lawn may also be an indication that beetles are laying eggs in your lawn. Tan-colored chafer beetles are active just after sundown.
You will notice Grub damage by small irregular patches of a lawn that will appear brown, dry, and possibly wilted or look like it’s dying. This can be extensive during a severe outbreak.
How to Prevent White Grubs?
Keeping your soil treated and well balanced will help maintain a healthy grass blade and healthy soil. Keeping an active, consistent pest management program is the best plan, especially late in the summer when grub damage is most prominent.
Attracting good insects and birds to your lawn will also help the prevention of armyworms. Ladybugs, certain wasps, flies, birds, skinks and frogs are good to have in your lawn.