Do you offer any advice or treatment plans to eliminate grubs for lawns in...

Asked October 15, 2013, 9:59 AM EDT

Do you offer any advice or treatment plans to eliminate grubs for lawns in Central Maryland? My lawn has the typical dead spots and I have seen the grubs on the surface. Are nematodes effective and milky spore?

Carroll County Maryland

1 Response

Probably the best recommendation is not to treat now. At this point most of the damage is done and the grubs are starting to dig down into the soil for winter. Your effort should probably be put into planning for next springs reseeding.

Please feel free to give me a call tomorrow so that I can discuss the strategy, effectiveness and timing of future control options.

You may also want to plan for the following years by reading this:
http://extension.umd.edu/sites/default/files/_images/programs/hgic/Publications/HG78%20Japanese%20Beetle.pdf