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    Grubs in yard

    I just dug a hole to plant a tree and there were 6 grubs when i picked up the sod. anyone got any good suggestions to get rid of them, i would like to not have to call a company to spray anything on i would rather do it myself. any help would be great......



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    Re: Grubs in yard

    I had the same problem last year at our townhouse in Altoona. I went to Lowe's and bought a bag of Grub Killer and spread it on the lawn. This spring the brown spots have almost recoverd. It was not expensive and there was also fertilizer in the mixture so the lawn is really nice this spring. Hope this helps you.



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    Re: Grubs in yard

    Pretty sure it's best to do it in mid-summer to fall... Look for a bag that has Merit in it. Best stuff out there.


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    Re: Grubs in yard

    My lawn has taken a beating this summer from grubs, but I'm beyond the MERIT stage since they're active. Any suggestions on what to use to kill them in the fall?


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    Re: Grubs in yard

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone90 View Post
    My lawn has taken a beating this summer from grubs, but I'm beyond the MERIT stage since they've active. Any suggestions on what to use to kill them in the fall?
    White Grub Control Alternatives | Iowa Insect Information Notes



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    Re: Grubs in yard

    Looks like the Bayer 24 hour control or something along those lines would be best then. I was going to say screw it and wait til next year, but I've put down some new seed in the damaged areas and if I don't control the little buggers my new seed isn't going to do too well.



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    Re: Grubs in yard

    Next year they will be back, so attack them this year.


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    Re: Grubs in yard

    I also am having grub issues. In fact I am having a little larger problem than you guys have described. I know have racoons laying my sod back to get to the grubs. Now a 12x12 section of my back yard has been completely destroyed. I really hope this Bayer product is the solution.



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    Re: Grubs in yard

    Quote Originally Posted by khess83 View Post
    I also am having grub issues. In fact I am having a little larger problem than you guys have described. I know have racoons laying my sod back to get to the grubs. Now a 12x12 section of my back yard has been completely destroyed. I really hope this Bayer product is the solution.
    I may not be too far behind. I've noticed a few Raccoons nosing around the yard. The rains well into the summer put the grubs in a very happy place.



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    Re: Grubs in yard

    I have had a Grub problem this summer too. I put down Bayer 24 hour Grub killer, which is misleading becase it only really starts killing them in 24 hours and can take up to a week, that contains Dylox. If you get a Bayer product be sure to get one that has Dylox, more potent at this time of the year. Since I didn't know it took up to a week for the Bayer product to work I also put down Scotts Grub-Ex. I don't know if one worked better than the other but they are dead.

    I contacted A+ in Ankeny and they said that you can tell when the poison is working on the grubs when their tail end turns a greyish black color opposed to tannish white.

    A+ also said they could apply a chemical that would in fact kill the grubs within 24 hours.



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    Re: Grubs in yard

    From the Earl May Monthly newsletter in September:

    Be sure to watch for signs of grub damage. If you applied Season Long Grub Control, damage should be minimal, if any. This does not prevent every grub from living, but enough of them so that the few that are left can not cause major damage. No one product kills 100% of anything.


    If you did not apply grub control and are seeing signs of grubs in large numbers doing damage, immediately apply Dylox Grub Control, available at your local Earl May Nursery & Garden Center. Dylox Grub Control kills grubs on contact and needs to be watered in. Always read label completely before applying any pesticides &/or fertilizers and follow manufacturer's precautions and instructions.



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    Re: Grubs in yard

    Quote Originally Posted by SchuellerClones View Post
    I just dug a hole to plant a tree and there were 6 grubs when i picked up the sod. anyone got any good suggestions to get rid of them, i would like to not have to call a company to spray anything on i would rather do it myself. any help would be great......
    if the grubs are this far advanced, you are wasting your money putting anything down. the time to prevent grubs is july, or the summer time, when the beetles are laying their eggs.



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    Re: Grubs in yard

    Quote Originally Posted by CyPride View Post
    if the grubs are this far advanced, you are wasting your money putting anything down. the time to prevent grubs is july, or the summer time, when the beetles are laying their eggs.

    The best time to kill them is earlier in the summer but if you put down sufficient amount of a Dylox product and water it in well it should kill them.



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