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The Fight Against Grubs

May 22, 2018

Grubs have been damaging lawns and leaving a hefty repair bill for years.  These shell-like worms eat the roots of the grass, separating the clippings from the soil.  The result of this is dead areas that are loose and able to be picked up like carpet.  The problem with seeing these damaged areas is that it is too late to do anything; the grubs have wreaked their havoc. 

 

Other signs that may indicate your lawn has grubs include digging by animals; they look for the grub worm as food.  Skunks, raccoons and squirrels are the most common suspects of this.  If you are not seeing any of these signs you may not be in the clear just yet, Japanese beetles will eat away at your plants and lay grub eggs for lawn damage in the future. The lifespan of a Japanese beetle is not long, about a month to a month and a half, but within that they put in a lot of work.  Female beetles feed, mate and lay eggs every day or two.  One to five eggs are placed two to four inches in the soil.  If a beetle lays three eggs every two days and their life span is thirty days, which means that forty-five eggs were laid down on your lawn and it is only a matter of time until you see real damage. 


While all of the aforementioned sounds terrible, there are steps you can take to stay safe.  Team up with Tee Time and our preventative grub control, which is placed down with our summer applications. 

For a limited time get our preventative grub control and receive twenty-five percent off of our second step in prevention that tackles grubs, armyworms, cutworms, webworms and mole crickets. 

 

      

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