How do I deal with grubs?

Grubs are the larvae of scarab beetles, Japanese beetles, June beetles, chafers, and others. They are c-shaped and have an off white color with a dark brown head. Grubs feed on grass, plant roots, and organic matter in the soil and are one of the most destructive pests. They are usually found in the root zone of a lawn.

Prevention practices

  • Cut your grass tall so that at least 2 inches remain. Adult beetles prefer to lay their eggs in short grass.

Non-chemical and mechanical controls

  • Aerate your lawn to cultivate deep grass roots. This will give your lawn a greater chance of surviving against grubs.
  • Placing traps around your property can help capture around 75% of beetles that approach. Put them out only when beetles are visiting your property.

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