How to Check for Lawn Grubs

Signs of Grubs

Lawn grubs are the larvae form of Japanese beetles. This fat, white, squishy bug feeds on your grass roots and can kill a lawn seemingly overnight. It’s no wonder homeowners fear this tiny pest! Your lawn will begin to yellow and blades will begin to thin, and the ground might feel spongy. You might even see more moles, birds, and raccoons in your yard. (They are looking for their dinner!) If this sounds familiar, it’s time to take a closer look. Here’s how you can check for lawn grubs.

How to Check for Lawn Grubs

  1. Use a spade to cut out square-foot sections of turf about two-to-four inches deep. Choose several locations, especially any that seem to be less healthy than the majority of the lawn.
  2. Pull back the turf to expose the soil below and look for grubs.
  3. Count how many you see in each patch. Less than five grubs per square foot is considered acceptable and not indicative of a bigger problem. If you see more than five grubs, you should consider grub control services.
  4. Replace the grass patches and water well.

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