Grubs: Right Chemical Right Time - Products for Home Lawn Grub Control The assumption that any product claiming to kill grubs will really work - is wrong.
What is a grub? Typically, the grubs that can be found eating the roots of your grass are the larval form of the Japanese Beetle. These insects are truly a pest for their entire lifespan, because not only will the grub eat the roots of, and consequently kill, large portions of your lawn, when ...
page * Damage Symptoms White grubs chew off the turfgrass roots near the soil surface or just below the thatch layer. Early signs of white grub damage include grass wilting or yellowing; however, the initial feeding injury often goes unnoticed until brown patches of turf start to develop.
White grubs are the larval stage of insects commonly known as May or June beetles (or Junebugs). Texas has almost 100 species of these beet les, most of which do not cause significant economic damage to crops or horticultural plantings.
HOW NATURE FIGHTS GRUBS Natural enemies kill grubs In the soil, microscopic worms known as nematodes live and breed. Some nematodes infect and kill grubs, thereby reducing populations.
1 White Grub Control An IPM / Agronomic Perspective* White grubs are the only insects that commonly damage home lawns and utility turfgrass in Kentucky.
Lawn Insects White Grub White grubs continue to be the most common turfgrass insect pest reported by homeowners. White grubs are the larvae of beetles and chafers and they may be found below ground among the roots of turfgrasses.
G1619 White Grubs in Turf Frederick P. Baxendale, Extension Entomologist; John Fech, Extension Educator; and Thomas E. Eickhoff, Agricultural Research Technician III This NebGuide contains information on identifying and managing white grubs in turfgrass.
In Michigan, the most destructive white grubs found in lawns and gardens are the larvae of Japanese Beetles and the European Chafer. White grubs have C-shaped bodies approximately 3/4 inch - 11/2 inches in length.
Grubs may develop for about two months, and pupate in earthen cells for about two weeks. The raster pattern is V-shaped. An infestation of 8-10 grubs per square foot may not cause obvious turf damage, but is enough to attract birds.