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Lawn Care Alert: White Grubs

Your Lawn May Be at Risk


White Grub Profile

White grubs (resulting from European chafer, Japanese, May and June beetles) are small, plump, white larvae that actively feed on grass roots. While many New Milford homeowners consider grubs out of sight, out of mind, these larvae can cause severe damage to all turfgrass species. Located underground, white grubs will actively feed on a lawn’s roots.  The result is spongy, yellowish turf that can often be rolled back like a carpet or freshly laid sod. An additional source of grub damage comes in the form of digging animals, such as raccoons, skunks, and birds, which feed on grubs and tear through lawns looking for their next meal.  

Because the damage caused by white grubs is similar to symptoms of drought or dormancy, many homeowners wrongly assume that their lawn just needs more water to return to its normal green self. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy.

White Grub Tips
 
  • Grubs are easier to cure preventatively, so watch for warning signs like flying Japanese beetles
  • If you’ve had grub problems in seasons past, it is likely you will have them again
  • If watering doesn’t help eliminate the discolored patches on your lawn, you may have a grub problem
  • Digging animals often signify a grub infestation

Protect Your Lawn Before It’s Too Late

By August, when there’s more stress on the turf, grubs have often done enough injury to roots to heavily damage a lawn. That’s why Weed Man strongly recommends that New Milford homeowners take a preventative approach. Our preventative product is highly effective and lasts 60-75 days in the soil. We guarantee that grub activity will not even begin for the entire remainder of the year – that’s like getting grub insurance for your lawn!

Contact us today at (201) 342-8228 or log in to your customer account to protect your lawn from grubs today. 
 
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