Earlier this month, we talked about the destruction of moles. Sightings of mole activity usually indicate a larger problem involving lawn pests. This is because moles feast on these irksome little critters, most commonly grubs. Grubs are vicious tiny creatures that creep up on you and your grass. There is no one right way to keep them completely away because they are attracted to healthy, nutrient-filled lawns. Sadly, even when you do your best work, the battle against grubs can be a losing battle.
Don’t let that scare you off. There is still plenty of hope for your lawn to thrive and stay protected against grubs with preventative and early-action methods.
These vicious pests may be small, but they are mighty. These little white monsters descend from the eggs of the Japanese beetle. Grubs are found worldwide and are about 20mm to 40mm, depending on how old they are when you spot them. You’ll want to discover them early, so regular checks for grass that is easily rolled and little holes throughout your lawn are key actions to ensure you can save your turf before irreparable damage is done.
Once the eggs of the Japanese beetle are planted, the damage has been done, but it is not yet visible. Japanese beetle eggs take anywhere from six to 50 days to hatch, so if it ends up taking a longer period of time, you may not see signs for quite some time, but the underlying problem will be there.
These lawn pests tend to feed off the deep, healthy roots under your lawn. White grubs can be the most damaging thing to your grass and can be very difficult to catch early, so knowing how to identify a grub problem is vital to preventing lawn damage. The earliest signs of damage from these pests are irregular or dead patches that refuse to turn green or vibrant despite efforts to maintain your lawn.
Environmental Turf Management knows how dangerous and effective grubs can be at killing your lawn, and we want to save it. We can protect your yard with treatments and applications without allowing your lawn’s health and strength to be compromised.
Our dedicated and compassionate team will carefully assess your home or business property to determine if you have a grub problem and create a customized plan of action using herbicides and insecticides to eradicate these grass-eating pests. In doing so, we will also remove the mole from your backyard. Give us a call now at 770-466-0234 or use our online form to contact us. Get to know us on a more personal level by following us on Facebook or Twitter.