Lawn grubs cause extensive damage to turf grass by eating the roots. This can result in large, brown patches of dead or dying grass. The most common signs of grubs on the lawn are:
1. Large, Brown Patches of Dead or Dying Grass
If you’re seeing patches of dead or dying grass in your lawn, it’s a good indication that grubs are present. Grubs will typically feed on the roots of grass, which can cause the grass to die. You’ll mostly notice these in summer and fall when they are most active.
2. Birds and Other Animals Digging in Your Lawn
If you start seeing birds or other animals (such as skunks, raccoons, or moles) digging around, it’s a good sign that grubs are present. These animals will dig up the grubs to eat them, which can cause damage to your lawn in the process.
3. Spongy or Soft Spots on Your Lawn
Another common sign of grubs is spongy or soft spots in your lawn. When you walk in these spots, it will feel like you’re walking on a trampoline. This is because the grubs have eaten away at the grass roots, causing the blades of grass to die.
4. You Actually See the Grubs
You can check for signs of grubs on your own by digging around in the affected areas of your lawn. If you find grubs, they will be small (about the size of a penny), white, and have C-shaped bodies. Just one or two doesn’t mean you have a problem, but if you find a large population, it’s time to take action.
Call Lawn Professionals Today!
If you think you may have a grub problem, the best thing to do is call a professional lawn care company. They will be able to properly diagnose the issue and develop a plan to get rid of the grubs and restore your lawn. Abracadabra Lawn Pest & Weed Control is at your service to help with all of your grub control needs. Give us a call today.