Pest Control: Grubs

 

White grubs are the larval or grub stage of several species of weevils and chafers beetles. These larvae are usually C-shaped and are typically cream-colored with a brown head capsule.

White grubs can be particularly damaging to lawns and turf grasses and certain other ornamental trees and shrubs in the urban landscape.

  

 

Damage

Evidence of white grub infestation often appears as brown patches in lawns due to root damage.

Natural Enemies

There are specific natural enemies for grubs.

The primary beneficial insects that are natural enemies of grubs are as follows: 

(Click the name of the beneficial insect for additional information) 

BioSf - An entomopathogenic nematode containing infective juveniles of Steinernema feltiae in an inert carrier.

BioSc - An Entomopathogenic nematode containing infective juveniles of Steinernema carpocapsae in an inert carrier.

In addition to these insects, the following insects also target grubs along with their primary enemies:

BioHb - An Entomopathogenic nematode containing infective juveniles of Heterorhabditis bacteriophora in an inert carrier.