WHAT ARE GRUB WORMS?
Grub worms, often called white grubs or lawn grubs, are beetle larvae that feed on grassroots and other organic matter in the soil. These pests can severely damage your lawn, causing dead patches while in their larval stage. The grub worm will wreak havoc on gardens as well, destroying or severely handicapping produce as they consume plant roots. Grubs eventually turn into adult beetles “known as June bugs” and emerge from soil to mate and lay eggs. Depending on soil moisture and temperature, eggs hatch about two weeks after being laid in mid to late summer. Grubs begin feeding immediately after hatching, reaching peak feeding in early fall.
Symptoms of Grub Worm Activity
The first sign of a grub infestation in a well-watered lawn is a spongy turf. As grubs feed, lawn roots are eaten away, leaving moisture in the soil. Most Dallas area residents will notice grub damage as their lawn greens up in spring, finding irregularly shaped brown patches. Those dead patches may be due to grub feeding from the previous fall. To check for grub activity, lift a piece of your turf. If grubs are the culprit, the dead patch will roll up like a carpet, or you’ll be able to pull up the grass and see that it has no roots. In a garden, poorly performing plants are an early sign. In both lawns and gardens, the visualization of frequent bird or rodent feeding is usually an early clue of grub infestation.
HOW TO KILL GRUB WORMS
If you suspect grub worms are in your lawn, you need an effective grub worm regimen that is timed appropriately for lasting results. Partnering with a professional who understands the grub worm life cycle ensures efficacious treatment to save your lawn from the devastating effects of grub worm infestation. Immature grubs are most susceptible to pesticides while young. For most white grub worms, this means applying pesticides while newly hatched grubs are feeding. Feeding usually takes place in mid- to late- summer and in early fall. At Abracadabra, we use high-quality products to ensure that live grub worms in your yard are eliminated but also the grub worms in adjacent areas are prevented from moving into your lawn. This two-prong approach is most effective for grub worm control.
A TRUSTED GRUB WORM KILLER AND MORE
Abracadabra Lawn, Weed & Pest Control is the trusted grub worm eliminator for the greater DFW area! We continuously go above and beyond for our customers and are proud of the reputation we have earned. Contact us today for a free quote on grub control and ask us about our other lawn treatment services, including weed control and tree and shrub maintenance, designed to keep your lawn looking beautiful year-round.
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