What are White Grubs?
White Grubs are one of the most destructive pests. Turf is damaged when the grubs (the larval or immature stages of certain beetles) chew off the grass roots just below the soil surface.
How do I stop them?
Prevention is always the best way to deal with White Grubs. If your lawn has been infested with them in the past or you’ve noticed damaged lawns in your neighbourhood then your lawn is more susceptible to their attack. This service is recommended if any of the following are true:
→ You have brown patches in your lawn, and/or you’ve had animals digging in it
→ You’ve had a grub infestation in the past
→ Nearby neighbours have had grub infestations
→ You have south or west-facing areas of your lawn
→ Your lawn has a sunny sloped area(s)
What else can I do to prevent White Grubs?
Other ways to assist in minimizing grub damage is to keep your lawn actively growing. Properly fertilizing and maintaining a healthy lawn promotes continuous root growth which replaces what the grubs have eaten. Proper maintenance such as mowing and watering are also critical to your lawn’s well being.
If you are a client of Green Unlimited, your technician will actively keep an eye out for pre-existing and new grub damage, and make sure you’re informed.
*Please Note – The grub products we use are Grubgone – a bacteria that only affects grubs and an “Aggressive Hunter Nematode”. These are the best products available for use in Ontario. Grubgone does not require watering – Nematodes do.
Soil analysis test is done by a third party lab in Guelph, Ontario. It’s how we build lawns from the ground up – through science.