4 Ways to Tell If You Have Lawn Grubs

Published : 02/08/2021

Lawn grubs are a common issue for many homeowners, they burrow deep into your lawns root systems and can be hard to identify. There are some common traits that can help identify if you have lawn grubs

  1. Spongy Turf

Lawn grubs eat the leaves and roots of your turfgrass, as they infiltrate your lawn, they will affect your root system. This will cause your lawn to lift from the soil, if your grub infestation is particularly bad your turf may be able to be rolled back like a carpet. The spongy texture is due to a weakened root system and can be noticed while walking on your lawn.

  1. Brown Patches

Lawn grubs often have a visible impact on your lawn, as they feed on your lawn, they will leave brown and dead patches. These patches are particularly visible in the months following winter as the lawn will take longer to bounce back.

  1. Increased Moth Activity

If you have lawn grubs for an extended period, you will find that the grubs are completing their lifecycle and becoming moths. When the grubs mature into moths, they are likely to want to stick around and lay their eggs where they grew up, which unfortunately is your lawn. This continuous cycle will eventually destroy your lawn.

  1. Increased Bird Activity

Lawn grubs are a great source of nutrients for birds, and your lawn is the local hotspot. You’ll most commonly see birds attacking your lawn during dawn and dusk trying to get their meal.

If you have any of these symptoms it is likely you have lawn grubs. There are a few methods of ridding your lawn of them, but the best method is preventing them popping up on your lawn in the first place.
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