If you’ve got a lawn, you’ve got grubs. It’s that simple. The healthier the lawn, the more attractive it is to grubs as a place to raise their young ‘uns. And, if you live in a populated neighborhood, your chance of infestation increases dramatically. However, there’s no need to dump down excessive chemicals to keep from being a host to these resilient pests. For effective grub control, timing is everything.
Keep calm, and call Groundhog Turf Care! Patience goes a long way in controlling grubs. Grub controls only work when they come in contact with a feeding insect. Grubs are not active until the soil temperature warms to 55° – around late May.
At Groundhog Turf Care, we use a double-barreled approach to eliminating grubs. If your yard is infested, we will treat the emerging young beetles in early July with eradicator. This control is very effective; however timing is critical, because the product lasts only seven days in the soil.
Once the grub population is under control, we can keep most lawns grub-free with only one preventative application!
Lawn insect control – from top to bottom. Most grub controls contain only Imidacloprid (Merit), which is a synthetic version of nicotine. It is a slow-acting control that works in the soil when the insect ingests it or comes in contact with the product. Our grub control preventative also contains Bifentherin, a synthetic compound made from chrysanthemum flowers. It is not toxic to humans or animals – Bifentherin attacks an insect’s nervous system on contact – which means it controls insect infestation from the surface instantly.
There are only three types of grubs in New Hampshire that kill lawns at the root:
- Japanese Beetles
- European Schaffer Beetles
- Asian Garden Beetle
Our double-barreled grub control approach also works on surface feeding insects like:
- Chinch Bugs
- Army Worm
- Sod Webworm