Grub Worm Control In South Florida
Have you noticed that your lawn has begun to look brown and patchy, with dead areas of grass? If so, your yard might be infested with grub worms, a common turf damaging pest here in South Florida.
Since grub worms live underneath your lawn, they can be one of the harder pests to treat. Especially since by the time they are mature adult grubs, they are more resistant to pest control treatments due to their size.
If you believe grub worms are damaging your lawn, we recommend you contact us at Native Pest Management, your local West Palm Beach grub worm control provider.
Serving all of St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach and Broward counties, including the cities of Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Jupiter, Wellington, Lake Worth, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens, Coral Springs and Pompano Beach. Native Pest Management is your experienced pest control and lawn care provider. Contact us today for a free grub worm control inspection!
What Is A Grub Worm?
A grub worm is exactly what it sounds like — a large, white, worm-like grub that lives underground. These grub worms can be extremely damaging to your lawn, often consuming the roots to the point that areas of the lawn will require resodding.
Finding one isn’t necessarily a cause of concern. Most lawns have some grub worms present – the question is if there are enough of them present that they will damage your turf.
If your lawn appears very healthy and the roots firmly only the turf in place in the soil, the damage threshold for an intensive grub control treatment program has not been met. In this situation we would recommend preventative treatments to keep your lawn healthy.
What Does a Grub Worm Look Like?
Grub worms are usually very large and white and can be over an inch long. Grub worms are the larvae of the June Beetle, of which there are more than 100 species.
If you find a white grub in your yard that lies in a “C” shape, we recommending contacting us today to schedule a free lawn analysis.
How Do I Know If My Lawn Has Grub Worms?
The first sign of grub worms in your lawn would be grass that appears patchy or brown in various areas.
The easiest way to identify turf damaged by grub grass is to grab onto the grass and pull upwards. If grub worms have eaten the roots, the grass will easily pull out of the ground with no resistance.
Sometimes you may see a grub worm on the surface of the soil on your property following a heavy rain. You may also wonder why birds are constantly picking at your lawn – it could be because they found grub worms. Animals like moles, raccoons and possums will also eat grub worms and will damage your lawn in the process of looking for them.
If you haven’t seen any grub worms but believe the roots of your lawn are damaged, we recommend using a shovel to cut open a 1 ft x 1 ft section of sod to get a good look at the soil underneath. If a damaging amount of grub worms are present, you should find at least one or two in the soil and you will also likely notice the roots of the turf are gone.
Get Rid Of Grub Worms and Other Pests Today – Call Native Pest
If you believe you have grub worms damaging your lawn, we urge you to contact us today to schedule a free inspection of your lawn as soon as possible.
When we confirm the presence of grub worms in your lawn, we will schedule an immediate application to eliminate them.
At the same time, we will apply a granular fertilizer to your lawn that is high in potassium which promotes root growth to help regenerate the roots that the grubs destroyed.
Hopefully if the infestation is identified and treated soon enough, we can save your lawn without the expensive cost of resodding.
Once the grubs are gone, we recommend treating your lawn with either our monthly or every other month lawn care program for grub worm prevention.
Our programs also include broadleaf and sedge weed control, fungus control and fertilization to keep your lawn green and healthy.