Say Goodbye To Grubs: Effective Prevention Strategies For Your Arlington Yard

Sometimes, it can seem like a full-time job trying to keep your lawn looking its best all year. Many people end up spending a lot of money on proper fertilization and irrigation plans. If you are investing a lot of money into your landscape, the last thing you want is for it to be destroyed by grubs and other bugs.

At Trees Hurt Too Inc., we understand the amount of damage that grubs can do to your lawn. Our Arlington lawn care service options can help keep the plant-destroying grubs away and your yard looking its best.

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Grubs Are One Of The Most Common And Problematic Lawn Pests

Grubs in Arlington are a common problem. These small worm-like creatures like to live under the soil and eat the plant roots as they grow. During the colder months, grubs will go deep into the soil to wait out the frigid temperatures. Once the soil reaches over 50° F, however, the grubs will start to return to the soil's top layers to resume eating.

In Arlington, the temperatures stay above 50° F throughout most of the year. There might be only around six to eight weeks out of the year that grubs are not that active in this part of the country. The warmer the temperatures are, the more active the lawn grubs will become. Usually, June and July are the months that grubs are the most active.

The Extent Of Damage Grubs Can Cause To Your Lawn

In Arlington, white grubs are the most common type of grubs that are found in residential yards. These grubs are commonly called worms, but they don't belong in the worm family. Instead, they are young beetles or beetle larvae. In order to transition into a beetle one day, the larvae must eat a lot, and their primary food source is organic soil matter and grass roots.

Here is a look at some of the signs of grubs in your lawn:

Patches of yellow grass
Wilted or dead grass that does not improve with irrigation
Dead grass that can be rolled back like a carpet
Not only can grubs damage your yard, but they can also attract animals that will destroy it. Moles, skunks, raccoons, and other animals like to snack on grubs and use their claws to dig through your lawn while they hunt for a snack.

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Factors That Attract Grubs To Your Property

Healthy grass is one of the main things that will attract grubs to your yard. As we mentioned earlier, grubs are actually just baby beetles. The female beetle will usually lay her eggs in rich soil with healthy, lush grass growing—this way, when the eggs hatch, the larvae will have plenty to eat.

The only way to keep grubs away while maintaining a healthy yard is to call a professional lawn care service that specializes in grub control. They will know how to keep beetles out of your yard to prevent a grub infestation.

Contact Us For Total Lawn Pest Control

At Trees Hurt Too Inc., we have the experience and the skills to keep your Arlington yard looking its best. We are a locally-owned lawn care company with decades of experience and know how to keep the grubs out of your yard. Give us a call today to schedule your free consultation.

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