How to Get Grubs Out of Your Yard & Prevent Damage to Your Lawn! by Ben Olds

6 years ago
How to Get Grubs Out of Your Yard & Prevent Damage to Your Lawn!

Most of us are looking to keep a well-managed, nice-looking lawn. We fertilize and treat our weeds, but insects can wreak havoc on our hard work. One of the most damaging insects is the white grub and its adult counterpart, the Japanese beetle.

The treatment of your lawn will help rid the turf of grubs, which in turn will lower the number of Japanese beetles in the area. But what should you treat your lawn with? Insecticides are the best option. There are some organic options, but the damage that can occur while we wait for them to become strong enough to kill the grubs can leave you without a yard.

  • Look for preventative insecticides containing the active ingredient chlorantraniliprole (Acelepryn, Scott's GrubEx).
  • If you already have grubs, turn to curative control products containing imidacloprid (Merit) or carbaryl (Sevin).

Get more information on grubs here!

Acelepryn- Dupont Insecticide 0.2 % Granular
Acelepryn- Dupont Insecticide 0.2 % Granular $116
An entirely new insecticide class with a novel mode of action. A single application offers superior control of Cutworms, European Chafer larvae, Japanese Beetle larvae and Annual Bluegrass Weevil. 25-pound bag
Scotts GrubEx
Scotts GrubEx $40
A single application stops grubs all season long.
Merit 0.5 Granular Systemic Insect Contro
Merit 0.5 Granular Systemic Insect Contro $54
The longest lasting broad-spectrum grub control product on the market. Both curative and preventative, Merit Granules holds a 10-year record of 90 percent effectiveness on virtually every species of turf and ornamental pests. 30-pound bag
Sevin Ready-To-Use Bug Killer
Sevin Ready-To-Use Bug Killer $25
No mixing. No measuring. No mess. Just results. 1 gallon

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Donna John
We are constantly fighting grubs! I'm not sure what product my husband uses, but will pass your recommendations on to him. Thanks, Ben Olds!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Welcome to our 30Second Mom tribe, Ben Olds! Looking forward to more of your tips!
Chef Gigi Gaggero, Host of KSCU 103.3 FM LIVE Food Talk Radio S.F. Bay Area
I just got a chicken works wonders- I don't have a lawn anymore ! Boom- #Problemsolved lol #Truetory 😳Ben Olds
Ben Olds
Ha! That works as well. Backyards into gardens are awesome! But with 2 little boys that like to run, I do need the grass. Haha!
Donna John
So I need to go chicken (alive) shopping tomorrow, Chef Gigi Gaggero? You may get a phone call from my husband. Lol

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