A White Grub problem can cause serious damage to the health, appearance, and natural defenses of your lawn. White grubs in your soil can attack the roots of your grass, and just a handful of grub worms can lead to serious damage over time. In your yard you may find one or two lawn grubs when digging, this is usually an indication that you have many more throughout your yard.
If you think you may have white grubs on your lawn, give Lawn Doctor a call to come out and see what lawn care treatment is needed, Our grub control experts will target and treat existing grubs, saving your lawn from long-term damage, and help your lawn recover from any damage already caused by grubs.
Where Do Grubs Come From?
Grubs are one of the most damaging types of lawn insect pests. But just what are these tiny, elusive, c-shaped critters? Lawn grubs are the immature form (aka larvae) of scarab beetles. These beetles lay their eggs in lawns, burying the eggs beneath the soil surface in the spring. When those eggs hatch into grub larvae in the summer, hungry white grubs tunnel just below the surface of the soil and feed on your lawn’s roots. By fall, you’ll start to notice randomly shaped dead patches in your lawn. Without a robust root structure, your grass will die.
If your grass is already healthy and lush, a few white grubs probably won’t harm it too much. A higher population of them, however, can certainly lead to bigger problems and should be addressed with grub control services. Even in cases of only a few grub insects, you may have cause for concern if your lawn isn’t in a very healthy state. If your grass is already sparse or thinning, grubs can cause severe damage in a matter of days or weeks. Thicker grass often lasts longer, thanks to its resilient root structure, but it will still see serious damage over time, particularly if there is a high grub count.
Grubs can also lead to turf damage caused by small and medium-sized animals, like skunks, racoons, moles that will tear up your lawn’s soil to feed on grubs. Once the grubs mature into beetles, they can cause damage to your foliage and flowers and continue the cycle of grubs into the next year.
Signs Your Lawn Has Grubs
How do you know if your yard has become infested with grubs and needs a grub treatment? One of the first signs of a grub problem is when parts of your turf start to die off, leaving brown patches and wilting grass. The presence of dying grass on its own isn’t evidence of grubs, but it could be an indication there is an underlying issue.
Another sign that grubs may be present is if the ground feels unusually soft when you walk on it, with a little extra give than usual. As noted above, another possible sign of a grub-infested yard in need of grub control is if it appears to have parts of it being dug up, which is caused by animals trying to get at the grubs to eat them.
A sure sign your yard has grubs is if you actually see grubs in the lawn, but that’s not always easy to see since white grubs rarely appear on the surface of your grass. To see if lawn grubs are active in your turf, use a shovel to dig up a section of your lawn where you suspect the grubs may be. Make sure to check a few spots. If you see white grubs in the soil, then you know without a doubt that the problem is real and you need grub control. That’s when you should call Lawn Doctor’s experts to help you get rid of the grub infestation.
How Do I Remove Grubs on My Lawn?
Our Grub Prevention Program offers homeowners a quick and highly effective solution to grub infestations. Our cost-effective grub control program applies an insecticide that works as a grub worm killer and will immediately reduce, if not eliminate, the population of grubs on the lawn. Sometimes a grub infestation can go undetected, leading to widespread damage to your yard in a relatively short time. For this situation, we recommend a grub control product that will target the grubs feeding on the roots of your lawn.
For lawns with severe damage, we’ve got you covered with turf care products and services that can help you restore damaged areas of your lawn. Best of all, our lawn care services are custom–tailored to handle the unique challenges of your soil and lawn. No matter your lawn’s situation, we’ll be able to offer our lawn care expertise to ensure your lawn is looking healthy, thick and green, and all for a great price.
In addition to preventive grub control, we also offer services such as power seeding, soil enrichment, core aeration, mole control, pH balancing, and more. Lawn Doctor can help you with all of your lawn care needs. And all our services are backed by our Satisfaction Guarantee.
Fight Back Against Grubs with Lawn Doctor
Protect your lawn against grubs now before spring to prevent damage early. For a FREE grub control service estimate, contact your local Lawn Doctor today.