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A grub is a larval slug that develops into a beetle. There are several types, the most common of which is the white grub. Grubs begin their life cycle as larvae in mid-summer to early autumn. They reside just under the ground surface as larvae and feed on the root system of the grass. 

This isn’t noticeable until brown patches of grass appear. Unfortunately, by the time an infestation is identified, it has typically done irreversible damage to your landscape.

How can I get rid of grubs in my lawn?

Traditional grub management treatments are the best method to avoid grub damage. At the same time, it’s the most cost-efficient option and the most effective one. 

An active issue, such as grub damage, may be eliminated quickly and efficiently using post-emergent treatments. Use a post-emergent product instead of a preventative product if the condition persists. Pre-emergent grub killers are cheaper than post-emergent treatments. 

It is difficult to tell whether you have grubs until the damage has been done, which is why a preventative treatment should be included in your yearly lawn care plan.

When Should I Apply Preventative Grub Control Treatments?

Grubs are most active in the late summer and early fall. Applying a pre-emergent preventative grub killer is most effective in the late spring and early summer. With this approach, it will have a chance to penetrate into the soil and safeguard the lawn.

When post-emergent grub treatment is used, it is on an active infestation, which means it is normally done in the late summer or early fall. Grubs, on the other hand, can be a problem for a brief time in the spring if you have a major infestation.

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Statistics show that grubs will damage most lawns each year, so we recommend preventative treatment to get rid of grubs and other pests every year. It is much more cost-effective than having to repair damaged turf once they are discovered.

Is grub control necessary every year?

Most homeowners use preventative grub control every year for the best protection and the fewest difficulties. An insurance policy for your grass, if you will. Damage to your lawn from not applying preventative measures is frequently significantly more expensive to fix than the initial cost of applying the application. So, technically the answer is no, but staying a step ahead will always be more cost-effective than repairing your lawn after the damage has been detected. 

Stop Grub Control Infestations With Help From Turfcor Lawn & Tree Care!

There are millions of dollars in damages caused each year by grubs on residential lawns. Turfcor’s preventative grub treatment services are the best way to get rid of these pests. Turfcor currently services Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Allentown, Lancaster, and their surrounding areas in Pennsylvania. Contact us today for a free consultation! 

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