August 25, 2016

Treating Grub Worms

Our tech - Bryan Swindell
In 2014 and 2015 the community suffered from grub worm damage in several areas. Grubs worms destroy the turf grass by eating the roots.

Grub worms are white worm-like pests that live in the soil. They are the larval form of the adult Japanese beetle, sometimes called the June beetle. Each larva is about ½ inch long with a small brown head.

We treated for grub worms in 2015 (August) and again this year (August). August is peak season for grub feeding. This will seriously weaken the infestation. We have not seen any damage this year.

In 2017 we will be able to switch-over to a preventative. That treatment is typically performed in May.