Grubs are gross little creatures that will almost never show themselves in the flesh. However, you might notice some rodents running around that don’t normally make themselves at home in your yard. This is a tell-tale sign that you have a grub control issue emerging.
So what exactly are the signs of grub infestations in your lawn?
What Are Grubs Exactly?
Let’s start here with the basics.
Grubs are the larvae of Japanese beetles. The Japanese Beetle lays their eggs in the soil and they are about one-third to one-half inch long. Grubs themselves are white and they are small c-shaped insects that look like white rolly pollies. They actually have brown heads and they grow to be about one-eighth of an inch long.
The Roots of Your Turf Are Damaged
A grub infestation issue can seriously damage your turf roots. The signs of this include the blades of the grass turning brown, starting to wilt, and even sometimes dying off. No one wants their lawn to look like this. Oftentimes, property owners won’t notice that this is a sign of grub damage, and it can easily be mistaken for dehydrated grass. But if you up your irrigation game and ensure that your fertilization schedule is on point.
Sadly, there isn’t just one sign of grubs. They also aren’t the only insect that will show up to feast on your lawn.
Rodents Will Become More Abundant in Your Yard
Birds, squirrels, and even possums or raccoons can appear in your yard from time to time. When a grub infestation becomes apparent, you will start to notice them show up more often, and it will include more rodents like moles and skunks. They will start to ruin your lawn looking for the grubs to eat as their food.
Spongy Grass – Watch Out For It
Spongy grass is another telltale sign to look out for. But what is spongy grass really? Well, it is the grass that generally retains moisture. If the grass that you step on tends to have a little “bounce” feeling to it, it likely is spongy and could potentially have a grub infestation.
You’ve Identified That You Have Grubs – What Do You Do Now?
- Keep mowing your lawn – the ideal height is between two and three inches. A healthy root system can be supported by doing this as well. As an added bonus, this is a great way to ensure other lawn issues are kept at bay as well.
- Don’t stop your normal care routine. Fertilizing especially will help your lawn prosper.
- If you see any dead grass, be sure to treat it right away.
Grubs have to be treated right away. If they aren’t treated, you could pay for it in the long run. Letting a grub infestation go too long untreated can lead to you entirely losing your lawn. Flowers Turf and Pest Management have the tools and equipment you need to be sure this doesn’t happen to you.
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The professionals at Flowers Turf & Pest Management are experts at combating Florida’s most annoying pests – including grub control. Our team will assess your property and craft a pest control program to eradicate your home of rodents and insects alike.
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