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How To Control Lawn Grubs And Insects

Learn how to control lawn grubs and insects in your yard.

Learn how to control lawn grubs and insects in your yard.

Grubs are the larvae of Japanese beetles, June beetles, chafers, and others that feast on organic matter in the soil, including your grassroots. While a few grubs won’t cause harm to your grass, a large number of them can cause damage to your lawn. Birds and other animals can tear up your lawn looking for grubs to eat which will cause more damage. Continue reading to a few prevention tips and how to control grubs in your landscape.

The Cycle of Grubs

The cycle of grubs starts when beetles emerge in early summer and feed on the plants in your garden, then lay their eggs in the soil. In late summer, the grubs will hatch and immediately begin to feed, and will continue to grow until they move deeper in the soil to survive the winter. By spring, they will be large, mature grubs, and will soon transform into adult beetles in early summer to start the entire process over again. To stop this cycle, it’s crucial to kill the grubs before they hatch and cause any damage to your lawn.

Prevention Tips

Instead of waiting until after the damage occurs, the best way to avoid grubs in your lawn is with preventative maintenance. If you see brown spots in your lawn, it is very possible that you have a grub problem and should call Scientific Plant Service right away. At SPS, we know that accurate identification of insect problems is crucial, so our professional licensed diagnosticians will inspect and evaluate your turf to determine the need for insecticides for pesky grubs and bugs. When you contract SPS for preventative grub control, it comes with a season-long guarantee. If active grubs are found in your turf, we’ll remove them for free!

We now offer DuPont™ ACELEPRYN® for season-long grub control- a very safe solution for keeping insects out of your lawn! The insecticide is most effective when applied from early April to early September for preventative and early curative control of all the major white grub species infesting turfgrass.

Scientific Plant Service Is Your Go-To Source In Landscape Healthcare

Scientific Plant Service, located in Baltimore, is a privately owned corporation, chartered in Maryland in 1957 by Frank J. Burke. We started as a full-service Arborists specializing in the care of shade trees and ornamental shrubs, but today we are a Lawn Care company that is a huge part of the community. From aquatic environments and snow management to deer and mole control, SPS has services tailored specifically for your lawn and landscape.

We offer services in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, including: Harford, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Calvert counties in MD, as well as Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church in VA. For more information, contact us online, or call us at 410-321-0970. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest!


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