Lawn grubs are delectable to some wild animals and pose a danger to your lawn’s health.
A key element for a healthy lawn is being attentive to the blades of grass that you see. While it is important to mow on the right schedule and at the right blade height to have a healthy lawn, there may be something going on that you can’t easily see that can undermine the health of your lawn despite your best efforts.
Grubs found in your lawn are the larval stage of the adult Japanese Beetle which is most active at the beginning of summer. They will destroy their favorite food sources and foliage like rose bushes, fruit trees, shrubs, vines field crops, and other ornamentals leaving behind only the skeleton and veins of leaves. They will have a very heavy presence for around 6-8 weeks and make every effort to destroy beautiful flower beds before dying off due to cooler temperatures. Treatment for grubs will help reduce activity in your yard for other invaders such as moles, However a grub treatment is not considered a treatment for moles.
You might not see the grubs, but you can see the destruction as your grass begins to wilt and die. You will notice brown patches develop on your lawn the more advanced the problem becomes. There can also be surface-dwelling lawn grubs that actually feed on the grass itself.
So, what can you do if you suspect lawn grubs? Here in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, the best option is to reach out to us at NC Lawn Care to begin a grub treatment plan. Once we have resolved your grub problem, we’ll also discuss a grub prevention option, so you do not have to deal with lawn grubs going forward.
You may have been told that lawn grubs in small numbers aren’t a major problem. While it is true that a few can be helpful for dethatching your lawn, there is still the issue of critters that might come to visit to feed on them. Of course, keep in mind that even if that doesn’t occur, a few lawn grubs can quickly become a huge problem, so it is best to begin treatment to prevent the risk of over-infestation. Contact us today to learn about our lawn care services, including treating and preventing lawn grubs, so you can have the beautiful lawn that you deserve.