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Signs of Grubs In Your Lawn & How To Get Rid of Them

Grubs are gross. That’s enough to give them the boot, but the squishy little villains feast on your lawn’s roots, causing whole sections of it to turn brown, wilt, and die.

Then they turn into beetles that lay eggs — that, oh yay, turn into more grubs.

The only thing worse than grubs is, well, more grubs.
How do you know if you have lawn grubs?

Then, how do you get rid of those grubs?

Now’s not the time to be squeamish. Let’s take a look.

Lawn Grubs: What Exactly Are These Icky Creatures?

Grubs are the larvae of Japanese beetles, June beetles, chafers, and other beetles.
grubs burrowing into soil
These white, C-shaped grubs have soft squishy bodies with legs near their head. They feed on grass roots and organic matter in the soil, causing sections of grass in the lawn to die.

It can happen really fast. One day you’re looking out at your healthy lawn, two days later it’s wiped out — entire patches will be brown, dry, and wilted.

Why didn’t you see it coming? Because lawn grubs are super sneaky. They’re underground, out of sight, feasting on your lawn’s tender roots, which kills the grass.

Signs of Lawn Grubs

Grubs are common pests here in the Idaho Falls and Boise area, but it can be tricky to identify lawn grub damage, because it looks a lot like some turf diseases.

Grubs normally strike in mid to late summer and cause brown or yellow spots in your turf.
Brown spots in your yard
Got critters? That might mean grubs
if you have moles, skunks, raccoons, or birds digging around your turf, that can be a sign of grubs.

Apparently, grubs are delicious.

Other signs of lawn grubs:

  • Grab a handful of your lawn and tug. If it rolls up like loose carpet, you probably have grubs. They eat the roots holding the turf firmly in place on the soil.
  • Walk on your lawn. If it feels spongy, you could have grubs.

How to Get Rid of Lawn Grubs

The trick is to kill grubs before they hatch and start to chow down, so we’ll apply preventive lawn grub control in the spring to nip them in the bud.

What can you do? A well-fed and maintained lawn will have fewer grubs than one that’s hungry and stressed by drought.Lush green lawn

Is Your Lawn Ready for a New Best Friend?

Ready to evict those gobbling grubs and stop groaning about your Idaho Falls or Boise, ID lawn?

We’ve got your back — targeted grub control treatment is included in our complete lawn care package.

Help prevent lawn grubs by making sure your lawn is healthy in the first place.

Make it easy on yourself. Choose an Idaho Falls or Boise, ID professional lawn care service that bundles your yard’s most-needed treatments into one convenient, no-fuss plan.

Fertilizing, weed control, grub control. Done.

Got a few minutes? That’s all you need to get started.

Then kick back and relax in your healthy, thriving yard.

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Is your lawn ready for a new best friend?

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