Grub Control Services
Almost every lawn has small areas of damage, but if a lawn has large patches of dead grass, grubs may be the culprit. Nature’s Select specializes in biological lawn care, shrub and tree care programs, and pest and disease control. Call (888) 786-9735 or request a free estimate.
What Are Grubs?
Grubs are the larvae of beetles, including Japanese beetles, June bugs, green scarabs, and chafer beetles. They all look very similar, a C-shaped white worm, distinguishable primarily by their size.Free Estimate
Ways Grubs Inflict Damage
First, check if you have grubs. To see if you have a problem in your lawn, take a spade and cut a 1 ft. x 1 ft. section of grass, peeling it back like sod. Dig up the soil about 4 inches deep and sift for grubs. Repeat in a few locations on your lawn. If you find five or more grubs per test hole, you should consider applying a lawn grub control pesticide product. (Replace the soil, flip the grass back over it and water well when you are done. Toss any grubs you did find onto the lawn, where birds will find them quickly.)
As larvae, these pests have voracious appetites. They feed on the roots of turf grasses. Grass then has no way to take up nutrients or water. Without them, the grass simply dies. The dead area can then be lifted up just as if it were a piece of sod.
Once the larvae reach the adult stage, they are just as destructive. Adult Japanese beetles can inflict serious damage on your flower or vegetable garden.
A third way damage occurs is from moles, skunks, racoons, and crows that dig up your lawn to find this tastiest of treats.
Our Service Areas
Serving The Piedmont, Sandhills & Triangle Areas
Lawn Grub Treatment
As mentioned above, pesticides are used for treatment. The most effective pesticides for grub control are those containing imidacloprid. Be aware, however, that imidacloprid is toxic to bees, as are all chemical grub controls, and must be applied carefully and according to label directions. Our technicians are trained to find the right balance for lawn grub treatment that controls the problem without creating more harm than good. If you want to try organic lawn grub control, you have two options:
- Milky spore is a soil-dwelling bacterium that kills only Japanese beetle grubs. It is safe for everything else, including bees. Purchase it as a powder and follow directions, sprinkling throughout your garden.
- Nematodes are microscopic wormlike organisms. They kill all types of white grubs, and if applied correctly, work well to control grubs and other soil-dwelling insect pests. They are harmless to all other organisms.
Remember, the best time of the year to apply grub control is in spring or late summer when grubs are actively feeding near the surface. With treatment, Nature's Select can provide season-long control of these destructive pests.Free Estimate
Other Pest Control
In addition to lawn grub control, we have programs to help with the below challenges. You may also find our FAQ, lawn care tips, and tree and shrub care tips helpful in the care and control of your landscape.
Eco-friendy Grub Control
When it comes to grub control, Nature's Select can rid your lawn of these pests, allowing you to have your best yard yet. Our products help you cultivate healthy, sustainable practices that build a vigorous lawn from the soil up. Call (888) 786-9735 or request a free estimate. We serve the Piedmont, Sandhills, and Triangle areas of North Carolina.