In Texas, everything is bigger. Football, the military, amusement parks, our state pride, and even our barbecue. What else is bigger in Texas? Lawn problems. Our humid subtropical climate and long, hot, and humid summers make the perfect environment for certain lawn pests. One of these is the white grub. These pesky little varmints can turn a perfectly manicured lawn into a patchy brown wasteland.
Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the damage white grubs can do without homeowners noticing. This is commonly caused by a lack of knowledge surrounding lawn pests such as white grubs and the other pests they may attract. By arming yourself with knowledge and prevention methods, your beautiful lawn can be saved before white grubs do their worst damage.
White grubs, also called grub worms, are the larval stage of the Junebug. These small beetle larvae have giant-sized appetites, and your grass is their favorite meal. There are about 100 species of this beetle in Texas alone. These vicious pests might be small, but they are mighty. While they are not native to Texas, they are among the most common lawn pests that can ruin an entire turf before being noticed. Adult grubs seek out cozy spots in your grass to lay their eggs and bury them right underneath the surface. This makes them hard to spot. They usually hatch sometime in July because the eggs take anywhere from six to 50 days to develop. Once they hatch, they begin to feed on your lawn’s roots devouring everything in sight. Even the healthiest and robust greens can fall prone to the devastating damage grubs can cause.
These lawn pests tend to feed off the deep, healthy roots under your lawn. It’s important to know the symptoms so you can catch it early and hopefully take the right steps before too much damage is done to your yard.
Preventing grubs is not always easy. Grubs are always searching for their next lawn. However, a healthy and robust lawn will be better able to fight off a grub infestation should one occur.
Gro Lawn knows how dangerous and effective grubs can be at killing your lawn, and we want your grass to survive. Instead of just buying some random treatment products, trust the professionals at Gro Lawn. We know grub infestations well and have the experience to take proper action with our superior lawn grub control.