Grub Life Cycle

Asked April 17, 2019, 9:53 PM EDT

We know next to nothing about taking care of a lawn but we've determined we have grubs (and thus moles) throughout our lawn. I prefer to avoid chemicals and so have turned to an Organic Lawn Care book for advice. The book suggests contacting my local Cooperative Extension to ask: What is a grub's life cycle timetable for the area we live in (so that we can treat them with nematodes at the right time)? Can you recommend a local source for beneficial nematodes? We live in Lambertville, very near Toledo, OH. Any help you can provide would be much appreciated. Thanks, Mimi

Monroe County Michigan grubs in lawns grub lifecycle

1 Response

Below are two articles by MSU hort staff about grub control. The first article, under alternative options, answers your questions about nematodes and how to get them. The second article is more general about grubs including their life cycle.
https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/what_are_the_alternatives_to_grub_control_insecticides

https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/how_to_choose_and_when_to_apply_grub_control_products_for_your_lawn

A quick Google search for nematodes around the Toledo area provided the website below. I am not familiar with the store or the brand and do not make any recommendations. The MSU articles are very informative and will help you make decisions about where to purchase the nematodes, etc.
https://www.toledoindoorgarden.com/product/beneficial-nematodes-mail-back/