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Receive one free Fertilizer and Weed control application on your next service when you refer a neighbor or a friend to Guaranteed Turf Care and they sign up for our Nature Green or Weekender Mowing program.

Identifying and treating grub worms isn’t necessarily and easy task. White grubs is the general name for the grub (larval) stage of beetles in the family Scarabaeidae, order Coleoptera (beetles) that feed on the roots of turf. All species of scarab beetles have larvae or grubs that are C-shaped and vary in size depending on the species and larval age. All six legs of the grub are located under the head, and the diameter of the abdomen increases slightly towards the end. The grub’s head capsule is an orange-black color and the end of the abdomen can be darker than the rest. The most common white grubs in Minnesota are June beetles, Japanese beetles, and Ataenius. Remember all grubs start small and increase in size as they molt or shed their skin and change into larger instars (larval stage).
Do not treat for grubs in the fall because grubs move down into the soil for the winter. The best time to treat grubworms is around the end of May. In the field, identification of the grub species is more difficult. However, the color and form of the adult scarab beetles are distinctive and species identification is easy. Adults often feed on tree and shrub foliage and then return to the turf for egg laying.
 
Identify a grub problem by examining a square foot sample of lawn along the border where dead or damaged grass meets healthy grass. When grub densities are high, the blades pull away from the roots and the turf rolls back like a carpet. Eight or more grubs per square foot warrant a grub application. Skunks and moles are known to use grubs for food. However, in Minnesota night crawlers account for a sizable portion of the diet of those mammals. Remember the grubs turn into adult beetles that emerge from the soil and fly to trees, shrubs, and roses to feed on the leaves before returning to the turf to lay eggs. In some species, control of adults is warranted if they are damaging ornamental plants as with the Japanese beetle.
 
 
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