Grubs looks rough white, have soft bodies, well-made sturdy 6 legs with a brown head. The young beetle starts laying his eggs in soil during hot weather. As early the grubs start increasing their quantity through hatching, they began feeding on the roots till then the cold water drives to soil 2 to 8 inches below in lower soil sections.
When summer changes into spring, the grubs comes up from lower soil sections and start feeding close to the layer till they develop into fully-grown. At that time a questions raises in our mind that how to get rid of grubs.
How To Get Rid Of Grubs
Here are few good and effective methods for getting rid of grubs.
i. Cultural (Without use of chemical)
ii. Biological Control |without use of chemical
iii. Chemical, Protective Treatment.
Cultural (Without use of chemical)
• Throw out big thatch which are larger than half inches.
• Get away from overuse of chemicals, they might decrease beneficiary insects for plants.
• Use mulching mower
• Keep your lawn or plants dry during July and start of August, So that beetle eggs might get dry and die. But in this case grass will turn into brown until watering to restart their growth. Environmental conditions can affect white grubs quantity and it might change from one section to other.
• Analyze approximately all section at least 3 to 4 inches side to side and 4 inches deep.
• Treat your plants or grass if you find 5 or more than 5 grubs per square foot, although few lawns having larger numbers of grub don’t show any illness.
Biological Control (without use of chemical)
• There are various non-chemical solutions are available for getting control on white grubs. Profitable nematodes inside genera Steinernema and heterorhabditis are slightly maggots those who attack on grubs with other soil inhabiting insects. You can purchase the above mentioned microscopic maggots through any garden catalogs provider. Generally these commercial nematodes are made to be merged in water for spraying through hose-end or hand-held sprayer. The latest report shows that nematodes can decrease white grubs’ quantity by 50 or more than 50%. These products are available commercially.
• Those insecticides which include imidacloprid as living component are good to control white grubs. imidacloprid is the highest effecting against little and normal sized grubs, but might kill some grubs longer than 1 or 2 inches. Trading names of imidacloprid are Bayer, Advance Lawn Season Long Grub Control and Scotts’s Grub-Ex.
• Imidacloprid is highly recommended for long time protection (more than three months).It is a systemic insecticide.
• Pesticides must be sprayed in a period of six weeks of egg-laying. Whereas controlling strategy for mature larvae is best and most valuable than action against elder larvae.
To remove grubs from lawn First of all remove the grass from lawn which is affected by grubs and dig a piece of land and throw this grass there and fill it up with soil.
Now dig the lawn and prepare the land for new grass, if during this process you find any grub then you can kill them by and method of your ease e.g. foot or shovel etc, by this process the remaining grubs in lawn will come out from soil and will be destroyed by you.
Shovel is a best tool to dig the land, to aerate soil and to kill the grubs. When we ventilate the soil many small grubs expire by this process.
There are many types of pesticides are also available in market for specific types of grubs, these pesticides can also be used to remove grubs from soil but always try to use natural process to kill grubs because pesticides are toxic and destroy environment So always follow the instructions of pesticides providers, and try to use pesticides on proper season and time for example most pesticides work best in hot seasons like May, June and on evening times.
If the problem still exist and grubs are not going to die out after the great efforts of many months you should consult with specialists of this job.