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Grubs in North Texas: Protecting Your Lawn From This Destructive Pest

Jack Moore
Apr 22, 2020 11:26:30 AM

The best lawn on the block is important to you—and you might have even been on your way to achieving it. Then, without warning, you started noticing problems. Mounds of dirt and holes have been popping up and destroying your lawn’s appearance. 

Dug-up holes and piles of dirt are probably not part of your mind’s picture of the perfect lawn. Unfortunately, even the best lawns can get dug-up by moles when one of their favorite food sources—June Beetle grubs—are present.

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Grubs in North Texas (and the unwanted pests that they attract) can be a serious problem and needs to be addressed swiftly. To help you understand what you may be dealing with, we’ll cover the basics of grubs and how you can protect your lawn from them.

What are Grubs?

In the North Texas region, our grub infestations are that of June Beetle grubs, properly known as Southern Masked Chafer grubs. They are the larvae of June Beetles, which most people simply call “June Bugs.” 

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Though adult June Bugs are a nuisance with their constant swarming around lights in the evening time, it’s really the larvae that pose a threat to your property. June Beetle grubs are white, c-shaped grubs that live underground. Grubs cause damage to the lawn by feeding on the grassroots. This can cause the turf to die in areas where grubs are feeding.

While the grubs themselves cause damage, these pests are most commonly found as a result of mole damage. In fact, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to be more concerned about the moles that grubs bring in.

Moles are prevalent in our region and attracted to residential lawns when food sources lead them there. Mole damage typically looks like raised volcano-shaped swellings in the yard. It doesn’t take that long for moles to ravage an otherwise healthy lawn with their incessant digging. 

Address a Mole Problem by Killing Grubs

Getting rid of moles that have taken up residence in your lawn is no simple feat. Trapping them poses a lot of challenges. The best way to address a mole problem is to take away its food source by killing grubs.

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Grubs in the lawn can be addressed with a curative product that will eliminate them.

But even better, you can prevent grubs in the first place with a preventative grub control product applied to the lawn during the spring season. Investing in preventative grub control can help protect the health and appearance of your lawn by not only preventing grubs from feeding on its roots but by keeping moles away.

Grub Control as Part of a Lawn Care Program

As Benjamin Franklin is famous for saying, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure—and this is certainly true when it comes to grub control. That’s because the curative treatment is more expensive and requires us to come out as an a la carte service. In addition, if the problem wasn’t caught early and the grass is struggling to recover on its own, repairing damage with re-sodding can get even more expensive.

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Since most people just want to be able to feel confident their lawn will be protected, they like the idea of a lawn care program that includes grub control.

At Grassperson, preventative grub control is part of our Lawn Plus program.

Gaining Valuable Peace of Mind

The best part of incorporating preventative grub control into your lawn care program is the peace of mind that you’ll gain knowing that your lawn is protected. Instead of having to worry about walking outside one day and spotting damage, you’ll be able to gain confidence that your lawn will go on looking and performing its best because it’s in good hands.

Though Texas lawn pests like grubs and moles can be quite destructive, they won’t have much of a chance to damage your lawn if it is being protected by a professional. That means you can go back to having that picture-perfect lawn you’ve been dreaming of.

Want to stop worrying that grubs will lead to damage on your North Texas lawn? Get a free quote and get ready to enjoy the best lawn on the block.

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