It is the time of year where grass, trees, and shrubs begin to awaken. Along with vegetation, insects are making their debut as well. The more we inch towards June and July the more beetles will begin to appear. Beetles emerge from grubs. Grubs are the larval stage of the Japanese Beetle, an extremely damaging insect common to Ohio. It is the grub stage of their life cycle that causes the most damage to the lawn.
The Life Cycle Of A Grub:
- Late May/June grub larvae change into beetles and start flying around.
- This is mating season. They will fly around and drop eggs.
- In July, the eggs begin to hatch as grubs. The grubs feed off the soil in the grass and damage the turf roots.
- Turf damage can start by Mid-August. As the season continues, the grubs grow larger and larger. Large grubs eat more and will continue to cause damage through November.
- The grubs will then bury themselves into the soil for the winter and spring. Spring grubs should be prevented with Brooksides Grub Prevention.
Scheduling Grub Prevention:
- Grub prevention is best scheduled before June 30th.
- The benefit of timely grub prevention is protection against Bill Bugs, Chinch Bugs, & Grubs.
- Call Brookside Lawn Service to get on schedule 888.701.LAWN.