There are a variety of insects that can be a threat to your lawn, but insects that you may not know about—and may not even see— are grub worms. These ugly insects live underground and are sure to make your skin crawl, and their lawn-harming methods make them that much more devious.
Grubs are actually the larvae of beetles such as Japanese beetles or June bugs. The most common grub worms to damage Oklahoma lawns are the larvae of June bugs. In June, they lay their eggs in the soil and in a few weeks, the grub emerges and begins feeding on grass roots. This is bad news for your lawn as their feeding cuts off the turf plant’s supply of water and nutrients, causing the grass to turn brown. While the damage may start small, thin areas of dying turf, but often grow into large, irregular sections of dead sod. Dead patches start to become more noticeable in the seen in late spring, late summer, and early fall, after grubs eat and destroy the grass roots.
In addition to these subsurface feeding insects wreaking havoc on your lawn themselves, their presence tends to attract animals, such as birds, mice, rats, gophers, groundhogs, skunks, and other pests that love to feed on an active grub population; ultimately, causing even further damage to your lawn.
Grub worm control is most effective in the late spring to early fall. When it comes to grub worm treatment, for the best results, you should contact our pest control company. Our pest technicians will apply an insecticide barrier on your lawn, ensuring complete coverage. Our team is trained on the best pest solutions to eliminate grubs from your lawn.
If you notice patches of dying grass in your lawn or actually have an encounter with white grubs, be sure to call the OKC pest control company the area knows and trusts, OKC Mosquito Militia Total Pest Control.
OKC Mosquito Militia offers the best pest control services, including mosquito control. When you partner with us, you can rest assured that we adhere to IPM (Integrated Pest Management) processes in order to leave as little environmental impact as possible, as well as invest in humane animal control services.