grub treatment year after year?

treeskate(6a Hartford CT)July 9, 2008

If you had grubs once (half my front lawn)do you need to continue treatment year after year? I'm nervous about not doing it then in the Fall finding the lawn all destroyed. There has been no further sign of grubs since my lawn service has been treating my lawns for several years after the first incident.

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Dear Treeskate,

Thank you very much for your inquiry. This is a complicated question. The easy answer is treat for the grubs. It is a safe, relatively inexpensive (especially if you do in yourself) way to ensure a grub free lawn.

The complication of this answer is that it depends on the grub that caused the original problem, and how you are treating your lawn currently. If you had a European chafer or Japanese beetle grub issue and nothing changed about your lawn, then chances are it could happen again. Look around the neighborhood for other grub issues. That will tell you if there is greater potential for the beetle to fly into your yard and lay eggs. They do not fly long distances each year.

The key here is that knowing that the grubs (again depending on the species) lay the eggs in the summer in the lawn and they hatch and feed in the fall. No grubs, no worries.

Again, thanks for the question and let me know if you have more.


Trey Rogers, The Briggs & Stratton Yard Doctor,

    Bookmark   July 12, 2008 at 6:47AM
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