How Do I Know if I’ve Got Grubs?

Grubs in lawn

Evidence of grubs in the lawn

How do I know if I’ve got grubs?

Just so you know, having a few grubs is perfectly normal. But, having a major grub issue can cause damage to your lawn. In our area, grubs are becoming more problematic because of our warmer winters, making organic grub treatments increasingly important.

Grubs feed on the roots of grasses, so your lawn will show wilting and browning after the grubs have hatched and become active. Not sure if your brown or wilted grass is from grubs? It’s pretty easy to check. Just lift a piece of your turf. If grubs are the culprit, the dead patch will roll up like a carpet, or you’ll be able to pull up the grass and see that it has no roots. You’ll typically see irregularly shaped dead patches in your well-irrigated lawn in late summer or early fall.

Chances are, skunks and raccoons will know you have grubs before you do and can cause even more damage by digging to feed on the grubs. If you see signs of digging, give us a call right away at 847.866.1930.

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