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The Milky Spore Grub Control for Grub Damage

Updated on January 6, 2011

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Is your lawn starting to look like someone played golf on it? If you start to see patches of brown or yellow spots on your lawn (with patches of grass that can also be easily lifted up), then a grub infestation might be taking place already. So, when it comes to grub damage, you can always depend on some milky spore grub control. Read on below to find out more about this organic pest control, and lawn grub treatment.

What are Grub Worms?

Grubs are usually settled underneath the ground, feeding on your lawn’s grassroots. A white grub worm is a young beetle, still in their larvae stage; and grows into an adult beetle (Japanese beetles, Chafer grubs, June beetles, Oriental beetles, and Asiatic beetles) soon after. They’re also easily identified as these off-white skinned bugs, that have dark heads, and a C-shaped form. 

Know when Grub Worms are present

Grubs like to feed on grassroots, and are not easily noticed since they like to thrive underground. And when they feed continuously on your lawn, then you’re soon to observe brown or yellow patches forming on your lawn. The adult version of grubs usually lay their eggs within the months of mid-June to August; and will start hatching after two weeks or so. So, the best time to kill them is when they’re still young, rather than wait for them to grow into adult beetles. A few grubs may be tolerable but grubs that are more than 10 (per square foot area) should be treated right away, to avoid further grub damage. 

Tried and Tested Grub Killer

Milky Spore for grubs is an organic product that helps eradicate unwanted summer-born lawn pests; and is a deadly product that has been specifically designed to kill white grubs. It’s the type of disease that infects the grubs, disabling them slowly by infecting their bloodstream with spores. And as it becomes a sort of protective blanket for your lawn, it’s also safe to use around other beneficial insects on your lawn, as well as safe for birds, humans, and pets.

Milky Spore Grub Control for Grub Damage

Milky Spore Grub Control works better along with some beneficial Nematodes. Nematodes are bred to be used as a biological control. But other than that, when the milky spore application is finally spread over the lawn, grubs in the area will then start to eat the spores, which will then lead to their demise (they’ll gradually die within 3 weeks or so). The spores develop and multiply inside the grubs, and will then start to spread out as soon as the grub decomposes.

The best time to apply Milky Spore

The best time to apply some milky spore grub control is when the eggs haven’t hatched yet. In this way, you no longer need to worry about killing grubs, or need not worry about grub damage at all.


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