Signs You Have Lawn Grubs

4 Things You Might Notice

signs of lawn grubs

You’ve probably seen lawn grubs, even if you didn’t know what you were looking at. These chunky pests are found in soil, so you may have spotted them when digging in the garden or your yard. They are the larvae form of Japenese beetles, the pesky, shiny bugs that like to nibble on your plants. While it’s normal to have a grub or two, they wreak havoc on your lawn if you have too many. Learn the signs you have lawn grubs.

Signs You Have Lawn Grubs

  1. Your grass is dying. There are many things that can cause brown spots to appear in your lawn. Grubs can be the culprit as they eat roots and weaken your grass, causing it to eventually die.
  2. You can pick up chunks of grass. As the grubs destroy the roots of your grass, your grass will no longer have a secure connection to the soil. If you grab a handful of grass blades and the grass, roots, and a bit of soil peel up like carpet, you might have lawn grubs.
  3. There are more animals than usual. Grubs do have natural rodent predators that will come to your yard to feed. Unfortunately, these rodents can cause even more trouble for you and won’t solve your grub problem. Natural predators include skunks, raccoons, and moles, all of which will damage your yard in the process. Birds will eat grubs as well, and they tend to peck your yard in a way that isn’t as harmful as the other predators.
  4. You dig and find multiple grubs. Have you noticed signs 1-3? Time to take a look under your grass! Get a shovel and dig a 1′ x 1′ square at least 4″ deep. If you find 10 or more grubs in this area, you have an infestation that needs treatment right away.

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We offer grub control services and know just how to keep this pest from harming your lawn. Simply call us today at 765-771-9998 for a free quote and to schedule a service.