An active population of grubs can cause extensive damage requiring costly seeding or sod repair. Grub damage can be challenging to diagnose, and a small population may go unnoticed. Symptoms of a grub infestation in your lawn include large areas with irregular brown patches that you can pull up easily and an increase in animal activity feeding on the larvae. If you suspect your property in the Minneapolis / St. Paul Metro area has grubs, schedule a consultation with an expert at Rainbow Lawncare today for proper diagnosis and treatment!Contact the Experts
What are grubs, and why are they bad for lawns?
Lawn grubs are the larvae of different types of beetles, including Japanese beetles and June bugs. The mature beetles lay eggs in the summer. In the fall, the larvae hatch and begin to cause damage by feeding on turf grassroots. Over the winter, the larvae burrow deep into the soil to hibernate and resume their damaging activity in the spring.
Grub damage may appear in Minneapolis lawns in the fall and spring, with spring damage being more significant. You may find small quantities of grubs in your lawn, but if large populations are left unchecked, they can do severe damage to the root system in your lawn, leaving behind large, dead patches of grass. Also, raccoons, birds, and other animals who feast on grubs will cause further damage by digging or pecking for their dinner!
What are the benefits of grub control service?
Insect and disease management for your yard, including grub control, is necessary for the overall health of your lawn. A lawn stressed from insects or disease is prone to additional problems, so by managing grubs quickly, you can ensure no further stress to your turfgrass.
In addition to the short-term benefit of eliminating the grubs, maintaining a healthy lawn is your greatest weapon against future infestations. Beetles don’t like to lay eggs in thick, tall, healthy grass, so keep your lawn well-fed, mow high, and avoid over-watering.
Why should you hire an expert for grub control?
Although it is possible to apply grub control to your lawn, you may be using an incorrect amount of product without proper diagnosis. Our experts will determine the best course of action based on the time of year, and level of infestation and only apply to the area(s) needed. Additionally, many customers find the cost of the product, equipment, and storage–not to mention the time involved–isn’t a significant saving over hiring an expert.
How much does it cost?
Grub control is determined according to the size of your yard and what product is needed based on preventative or curative treatment. There is also a separate cost involved in lawn repair if the damage is significant. Our experts recommend having a preventative service performed yearly in the spring if you have a history of grub infestation.Get a Quote
What can you expect from grub control service?
There are two types of grub services, preventative and curative:
- Preventative service is done early in the season, with the ideal application in Minneapolis / St. Paul area in late April or May. With this service, you can expect grub control for the remainder of the growing season. This means that no new damage will occur from grubs feeding on turfgrass.
- Curative service is done when grubs are diagnosed later in the season, typically due to visible damage. A fast-acting product is used to eliminate the existing population of grubs and stop further damage.
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Our experts can properly diagnose and treat grubs and restore the damage done to your lawn. Schedule a consultation with one of our lawn care experts today!