Stop grub infestation now and into the future!
Grubs are among the most damaging insects for lawns across the entire country. According to a report issued by the United States Department of Agriculture, the Japanese beetle grub causes damage totaling a whopping $234 million dollars every year. This figure includes $156 million in damaged turf and $78 million to control this type of grub. These numbers are alarming enough, but consider that the Japanese beetle grub is just one of many types of this lawn-damaging insect.
What attracts grubs to lawns?
Any Nebraska lawn with moist soil is at risk of attracting grubs. Your lawn is especially attractive to grubs when you water it during hot or dry spells in the summer. During a feeding period, a female beetle burrows approximately three inches into the ground to lay a few eggs. She repeats this process numerous times until she has laid a total of 40 to 60 eggs. Moist soil is much easier for a beetle grub to dig into than hard or dry soil. Beetle grubs damage your lawn by feeding off the roots of grass plants. Ten or more grubs will cause visible damage to your lawn.