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Posted by veggie_girl 6 (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 11, 14 at 8:26

My plants are all outside for the summer. This weekend, I pulled a weed from one of the pots and up came a grub with it. I repotted the tree and found more in there as well. Luckily, I think I caught it in time before it killed the tree.

So now I'm worried about all my other potted trees/plants, and I have LOTS of them, as I know we all do, and do not want to lose any to grubs. Should I pull them all out of the soil and give them a check or is there something else I can do?

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RE: Grubs!

quickest and easiest way is to use a liquid pesticide.

RE: Grubs!

Where do you live?
Any chance of an image f the "grub?"

RE: Grubs!

Option 1) pull and pick them out (you have a decent chance of getting most of them) - feed them to the birds... they love them!
Option 2) Apply Imidacloprid. there is a variety of products out there - check the labels.
I use multiple products and the amount depends on if the plant is fruiting/bearing, blooming or just pushing new leaves. I have even had success with Bayer Grub control for lawns. Caution though, this stuff has N so i do NOT recommend it for potted plants.

RE: Grubs!

I live in the Ozarks. The link below has what they look like. Is there anything organic I can add to the pots? Otherwise, I guess I will pull them all out and inspect them and repot in new soil if found.

Here is a link that might be useful: Grub image

RE: Grubs!

The only organic solution I can think of would be beneficial nematodes. I think they work on soil grubs, but I'm not positive. You can buy them. But I don't know if they work in pots. Usually they're used in the ground.

They usually invade lawns, not very common in pots I think, but obviously it can happen.

Here's an article about them in your neck of the woods, hope it helps.

Here is a link that might be useful: white grubs, Kentucky

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