Grubs are the larvae of several species of beetle that are present in the landscape. During the summer months the beetles lay their eggs in the soil. The larvae hatch and feed on the turfgrass roots throughout the summer and into the fall. When the temperatures fall they tunnel down in the soil where they remain for the winter. Next spring the grubs return to the surface to feed until pupating into beetles to continue the cycle.
As the grubs feed, the lawn will die off due to a lack of roots to uptake water and nutrients. In addition, many birds and animals will tear apart the lawn to feed on the grubs which are a good source of protein. At Teed & Brown we apply a product in the early summer that gets absorbed by the plants and remains there for duration of summer. When a grub feeds, it ingests the material and dies off, thereby preventing major damage from occurring.