I Just Found Grubs
Should I Panic?
Last week, we talked about how to identify a grub problem. This week, we’re going to take a look at what you should do if you found grubs. It’s important to take care of them right away because they can quickly destroy a lawn by eating the roots, causing the grass to die. Don’t panic if you just found grubs, but do take care of the problem as soon as possible!
What to Do If You Found Grubs
Milky Spore: Apply milky spore to the affected lawn areas where grubs are feeding. As the grubs digest the spores, it infects and kills them. Then, as the grubs decompose, they release additional spores into the soil and infect the other grubs, preventing the infestation from spreading.
Neem Oil: This oil-based pesticide is derived from Neem trees. Its insecticidal properties repel lawn grubs. Simply mix with water and apply spray treatments once a month during the summer. It works by preventing lawn grubs from laying eggs, growing, and feeding.
Beneficial Nematodes: You can fight pests with another form of pest? Instead of using chemicals, you can spray affected areas of your lawn with nematodes, which are soil-dwelling worms. Their bacteria infects and kills lawn grub populations.
If you’re looking for something a little more powerful than the eco-friendly solutions mentioned above, insecticides are probably your answer. Insecticides attack and kill grubs before they lay eggs and begin an infestation. Late summer and early fall are the times to apply insecticides to your lawn. Springtime should be avoided because grubs have stopped feeding by this time and spring rain washes the treatment away.
Call Green Lawn Fertilizing
If you found grubs, don’t panic! That’s why Green Lawn Fertilizing is here. We’ll come to take care of your grub infestation to help get your lawn back to health. Call us today at 888-581-5296 for more information.
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