How To Deal With Grubs In Your Yard

As a homeowner, I treat my lawn and garden as part of my family, and I will do anything to keep them healthy and happy. The biggest problem I have ever encountered with my lawn had something to do with grub infestation. At that time, I knew next to nothing about grub infestation. The problem started when I noticed dead patches on my lawn, and by the time I realized there was something wrong with my lawn, it was already too late. Most of my grass have already died.

Grubs in lawn are very common in a lot of lawns throughout the country. They are famously known as white grubs because of their fat white bodies that curl into a crescent shape. They are about an inch in length, and they mature into beetles that eventually fly off to lay eggs in someone else’s lawn. When they hatch during spring, they only think of one thing, and that is to ravage the grass roots which serve as a great treat for these grubs. They have munching mouth parts that viciously chew on the grass roots. They do not stop until most of the roots have all been eaten up. Because of the extensive damage to the roots, your lawn will simply die in just a matter of weeks. This accounts for the dead patches in the lawn.

Fortunately, controlling grubs in lawn is not very difficult to do. Today, we have a wide selection of grub killers that effectively eliminate these unwanted creatures. A popular example of a grub killer is Grub-X. Another example is Ortho-Max. There are more brands of grub killers available so finding one shouldn’t be a problem. However, there are people who complain that the pesticides do not completely eliminate the grubs. This must be because they  applied the grub killer only once. Most probably, there have been eggs that survived the first application of the grub killer. The eggs are more resistant to anti-grub chemical, so for this reason, it is important to apply your grub killer the second time. After your first application, wait for about 2 to 3 weeks to give the remaining eggs ample time to hatch. Then put in your second application to kill these newly hatched grubs before they grow and do further damage to your lawn.


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