Often time grubs go unnoticed. They stay below the soil and feed on the roots of lawns and plants destroying them from below. When they mature, they emerge as beetles which feed on shrubs. Controlling grubs may also help with managing mole problems. This is a preventive application that targets the grubs and their eggs. With grubs, timing is everything and late spring is the best time to target grubs because they are small in size, close to the surface, and laying eggs. This is a one-time application done in June and will provide season long control. At other times in the season, a curative application can be done, but the effectiveness may be hindered by grub size and depth in the soil.
Grub & Insect Control
Most insects are beneficial to the lawn, but insects can also become pests that damage your lawn and hurt healthy growth.
While insects are not a big problem in the Wilson area, we are always scouting and monitoring. The summer of 2018 saw a big increase in insect damage. Since then we have seen an increase in grubs, army worms, and chinch bugs. All can destroy a lawn very quickly.
We strive to treat only the harmful insects while maintaining a healthy balance with the beneficial insects. Earth worms and pollinators are very helpful to a healthy ecosystem. Our insect products are newer products that have better control with no impact on pollinators such as bees and butterflies.
Common Insect Infestations
Some common insect infestations include:
- Fire ants
- Chinch bugs
- Army worms