Grub control

Asked October 23, 2017, 12:09 PM EDT

Need to know what to do What the cost should be How to repair damage to grass

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

It is too late to apply a grub control now. As temperatures drop grubs will be moving lower in the soil profile. You can reseed bare spots. Take a look at our publication on seeding

If the grub count exceeds 6-8 per square foot, you may want to consider treating for grubs next season. Reasons to apply a grub control include past history of grubs, if you have a sprinkler system that keeps the soil moist for egg laying, and if we have weather conditions like wet summers and lush lawns while the adult beetles are active in June.
In general, adult egg laying begins in July and root feeding begins in August. Grub controls are applied as a preventative (time frame is mid June through August). Look for a season long grub control that contains the active ingredient Chlorantraniliprole. This product is more environmentally friendly. See our publication on japanese beetles for more information