Grub Treatments
Imidacloprid insecticides, which can be applied up to once per year at a rate of 3 teaspoons diluted in 25 gallons of water per 1,000 square feet, prevents grubs before they cause severe damage to the lawn in summer and fall.


Can I apply GrubEx to a wet lawn? Since the soils tend to be very wet this time of year and since the grubs will not be laying their eggs until summer, I asked our researchers when they apply GrubEx to their lawns. Their answer: May.

do you need grub control every year?

The short answer is that you do not have to treat your lawn every year for grub worms, unless your lawn shows damage from them. Most people did not water their lawns, especially in this area where there were water restrictions. Adult grub worms (June Bugs) like to lay their eggs in moist soil of lush lawns.

How do you know if you have grubs? To check, 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. Irregularly-shaped dead patches appear in your well-irrigated lawn in late summer or early fall.

what is preventative grub control?

The key to controlling grubs is to kill them before they hatch and begin to cause damage to your lawn. In spring or early summer, apply a preventative grub control product, such as Scotts® GrubEx®1 to your lawn, following label directions. This is especially important if you've had problems with grubs in the past.

Can I apply GrubEx and fertilizer at the same time? Using GrubEx with Fertilizer According to the Scotts website, only straight fertilizer, with no other ingredients such as pre-emergent herbicides or other pesticides, may be applied at the same time as GrubEx.

is grub prevention necessary?

Healthy turf with a few grubs may not need an insecticide. However, if the grub population is high or if there is a history of damage in an area, it may be necessary to consider using an insecticide for grub control. Finding one or two grubs does not indicate you need to apply a grub control product.

What Grub Killer is best? TOP-8 Grub Worm Killers Scotts GrubEx, 5,000-sq ft (Grub Killer & Preventer) Net Wt. 14.35lb. Bayer Advanced 700740S 24 Hour Grub Killer Plus, Granules & Bayer Grub Control, Spray. Sevin Ready-To-Use 5% Dust 3 Pack 1 lb each. Sevin Concentrate Pest Control, 1-Gallon.

What is the best time to treat for grubs?

Grubs burrow deep into the soil and rest through the winter. Some move as much as 12 inches below the surface. Come March, lawns already under attack by grubs are best treated in early spring or fall. Apply Bayer Advanced 24 Hour Grub Killer Plus for fast results.

How do you get rid of grubs in soil? Answer 1: Earth-friendly beneficial nematodes seek out and kill grubs and other soil-inhabiting insects. They come on a sponge (invisible to naked eye) that you soak in water, put in a sprayer and spray your dirt or lawn. They will multiply over time and continue to kill grubs.

How do you get rid of grubs naturally?

Milky spore is another natural bacteria that can help if you are dealing with Japanese beetle grubs specifically. Another simple way to kill off grubs is to let them dry out. They only thrive in moist soil and will die during a drought. Avoid watering the grass and you might find that is enough to kill them.

How often can you apply GrubEx?

They feed on the roots of the grass in summer, resulting in dead patches of turf. Grub killers may be applied up to three times per year, depending on the pesticide and the manufacturer's instructions.

How do you kill moles?

There are three methods to use in ridding your lawn of moles: Eliminate the food source of moles: insects, grubs, worms with a pesticide like Talstar which can be bought here. Repel the mole. Use a bait such as Mole Patrol to kill moles.

How long is GrubEx good for?

However, you must water your lawn thoroughly to a depth of 1 inch after applying GrubEx to activate the chemical pesticide. GrubEx is effective for four months after application.

Will lime kill grubs?

Lime will not kill grubs, unless you smother them with it.

How do I fix grub damage on my lawn?

It is best to repair your grub-damaged lawn in the fall or early spring to restore it to its green glory. Remove dead grass with a rake. Aerate your lawn. Choose a grass seed that matches your current lawn. Irrigate the entire lawn to germinate the grass seed and strengthen existing grass.

What does lime do for grass?

Lime for the lawn provides grass with many benefits: Balances the pH level, also commonly called the acidity or alkalinity. Inserts calcium and magnesium that grass needs to grow and be resilient through times of stress like extreme temperatures, drought or excessive snow or rainfall.

How do I apply Sevin dust to my yard?

Apply on calm days, with no rain forecast for 24 hours. Sweep scattered granules off sidewalks and driveways back onto lawns or gardens before watering. Water immediately after spreading and sweeping. Start watering at the farthest corner and work backward, avoiding contact with wet areas.

How do I use grubex?

Grubex controls grubs in your yard. Set your broadcast spreader to 3 ½ or your drop spreader to 5 ½. Fill the spreader with the contents of the bag of Grubex. Apply an even coating of Grubex over the entire surface of your yard. Sweep any excess Grubex off of driveways or sidewalks with a broom.