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Grubs Can Destroy Your Lawn

The Importance of Insect Control in PA 

Grubs are a natural part of many environments. When it comes to your lawn, they can be anything but a good thing. These little pests are often misunderstood, and, in some cases, people are unsure what to do about them. Grubs are a type of larval or an immature type of beetle or chafer. As small creatures, how can they do damage to your lawn?

Grubs Live Up to their Name – Grub Away at Your Lawn!

The problem with grubs is that they eat away at the roots of your grass, along with anything else they can get to within the lawn itself. Grubs are common, and many types of grass are at risk to the damage they cause. The healthier your grass is, the more likely it is to rebound even with a moderate infestation of grubs.

Some signs that your grass is struggling with too many grubs include:

  • The turf seems to be thinning, often in patches throughout your yard.
  • These patches seem to be getting bigger and expanding over the course of a few weeks.
  • If you tug on the grass, it easily pulls out of the dirt. 
  • Animal damage could be a sign of grub presence, but not always.
  • Yellowing of the grass as it struggles with getting enough nutrients.

To find out if you have grubs, take a shovel and dig up a one-foot section of the lawn where you think there are grubs in high numbers. Peel back the grass and soil from the area. If it peels up very easily, that could indicate the presence of these pests. If you notice more than 10 per square foot, you probably have a problem that requires treatment.

How to Get Pest Control in Place 

If you’re noticing significant landscape damage from grubs or insects in general, it’s a good idea to invest in pest control. There are a few options here. You can start with natural methods for controlling them. The use of nematodes, which are microscopic worms, may help to control grubs in lawns. This can be a challenging process because nematodes need the ideal conditions.

The alternative option is to allow for proper pest control methods to be applied to your yard professionally. Just like weed control, these lawn applications can help to get rid of many of the problems of grubs infiltrating your lawn.

Hire Professional Lawn Service for Insect Control

The best treatment option for insects of all types is a professional treatment. We offer a variety of solutions that can help to get grubs under control and  keep your grass looking its best. Let GREENSKEEPER work with you to determine what the underlying problem is and fix it.

We have over 5 decades of experience dealing with grubs. Our service programs which include fertilization and pest control can provide you with the improvements you need.  

Learn more about our pest control options. Call GREENSKEEPER at (215) 938-8440. You can also contact us using our online form and get a free no-obligation quote today.

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