Stop damage caused by grubs and other insects with our grub control services in Erie County and Niagara County, NY.
Not only grubs, but other insects like Armyworms and Chinch Bugs!
Have you noticed odd-shaped brown spots in your lawn that appear in late summer or early fall? Perhaps you see a few when the grass starts to regrow in the spring? If so, then you may be a victim of grubs feeding on your lawn. In Buffalo, Lancaster, East Amherst, Williamsville, Orchard Park, and other Erie County and Niagara County communities, we see grubs causing severe lawn damage each year.
What is a grub and why do they destroy lawns?
A grub is simply the larva of a few different species of beetles, like the Japanese Beetle and June Bugs. These grubs live just a few inches under the soil where they feed, waiting to become beetles.
Typically, beetles will lay their eggs during the summer and they hatch about two weeks later. The larva (grubs) then begin feeding on the roots of your grass, causing the grass to die where they feed.
As winter approaches, the grubs will burry down about 8 inches to hibernate for the winter. During the spring, they’ll awaken hungry and ready to feed again.
Grub damage comes from the beetle larva feeding on the roots of your grass.
Symptoms of grubs eating your lawn.
Not sure if grubs are the ones destroying your lawn? Well here are some of the most common signs that white grubs are the problem:
- Brown Patches - If you see irregularly shaped patches of dead grass that never green up, especially as the lawn recovers in spring, you may have a grub problem.
- Animals Tearing Up Your Lawn - If you’ve noticed other animals such as birds, raccoons, or skunks tearing up your yard, you may have a grub problem. These animals eat grubs, so they will try to get below the surface for a feast.
Treating grubs and other insects in your lawn.
The key to effectively treating a grub problem, along with other insects, is timing. For grubs, treatments are more effective when they’re young. This means you want to perform grub control services in late spring through late summer.
Grubs aren’t the only insects that damage your lawn. Our grub and insect control also take care of Armyworms, Chinch bugs, and Cutworms to name a few.
Request a free grub/insect inspection for your lawn today!
If you believe you may have grubs or other insects destroying your lawn, give us a call at (716) 961-9431. We’ll come out and provide a free inspection to see if lawn pests are the problem and establish a remedy program. We’re currently serving Erie County and Niagara County, NY, which includes the communities of Buffalo, Lancaster, East Amherst, Williamsville, Orchard Park, Hamburg, and others.