What Are Grubs?
Grubs are the larvae of Japanese and June beetles. During the late spring and early summer, these beetles will mature from their larvae stage and feed on your trees and shrubs at night. They return to the ground to lay their eggs. When the grubs hatch they immediately start to feed on organic matter, causing extensive damage to the roots of your grass.
Signs of a Grub Problem
- Dead or brown patches of grass
- Turf can roll up like a carpet
- Signs of skunks, moles, or larger pests digging up areas of your lawn
- Flocks of birds feeding in a particular area
Grubs Aren’t the Only Thing to Worry About
Grubs are the snack of choice for many different animals. When you have a grub problem these animals will come out in droves, treating your yard like an all-you-can-eat buffet.
A classic sign of a grub infestation is when you start to see mounds of earth on your grass. This is mole activity and they are here to feed on the grubs living in your yard. These tiny mammals can cause a tremendous amount of damage. Skunks, birds, and raccoons will also peck, scratch, and dig up your yard searching for those tasty grubs, destroying your lawn in the process.
It can be very hard to tell if you have a grub problem until the signs present themselves, but by that time it may be too late. The best way to prevent grubs and the other animals that feed on them from devastating your yard is to prevent them from ever establishing themselves.
Seasonal Lawncare’s grub control program is designed to eliminate grubs early and to prevent them from ever becoming a problem. We want to give you the peace of mind knowing that your turf is safe above ground and below.