June 25, 2015
Grub Control for Hunterdon & Somerset Counties
What are grubs? White grubs are the larvae of Japanese beetles, June and May beetles. They are less than 1 1/2″ and they curl into a C-shape. White grubs are the most widely distributed of all turf insects and well over a hundred species are involved. Populations are generally much heavier in the eastern half of the U.S. A great part of it’s life cycle is spent hidden an inch or two beneath the turf where it chews and feeds on grass roots causing sections of the turf to dies. Preventative action is much less costly than repairing grub damage to your turf.
Some symptoms of grub feeding are as follows:
1. Dead, brown patches in your lawn.
2. Wilting grass, even when watered.
3. Birds, moles, possum & raccoons digging in your yard.
4. Excessive beetles flying around your yard.
5. Grass will lift up life a carpet and you will see grubs.
The best time to apply a preventative grub control is in the late spring and early summer. This is just before or just as the grubs hatch.
Currently at Whole 9 Yards Lawn Care & Landscapes, we are scheduling our grub control applications.
Contact our lawn care specialists now to schedule your free grub, chinch bug & caterpillar estimate.