Thursday, November 1, 2012
How to get rid of Grub ?
What to Grub
You can fool grub worms as a type of worm. But, in fact, they are the larval stage of certain beetles as the Japanese beetle, Oriental beetle, Asiatic garden beetle, adult beetles etc wander in the garden and feed on plants during the early summer. Around July and August, these insects lay their eggs deep in the earth, in the wetlands of the lawn and garden. In a few weeks, the eggs hatch and develop into larvae and larvae are called grub worms. They are plump little worm-like creatures that sport a C-shaped body with a red head and dark back. Grass grub worms feed voraciously on roots and in the process can damage the lawn. Similarly, they feed on the roots of garden plants, causing their death. Even though, they begin to feed as soon as they hatch, grub worms reach their full size in a month and those of this stage would be the source of potential harm to the plants.
Before the advent of winter, they move deep into the soil to hibernate and pupate in May. They emerge as beetles in early summer. Some of these larvae can emerge in spring and feed for a while before pupation stage. But this time, the power is not to cause great harm to plants. The presence of worms in the headless lawn or garden can attract skunks, raccoons, armadillos, moles, etc. These animals can dig in the lawn and garden, while seeking to grub they devour.
How to get rid of Grub
While grub worms in small numbers may not happen much harm to your garden plants or grass, in large numbers, they can be a serious threat. It has been observed that regular watering, mowing and fertilizing normal can prevent possible damage that may be caused by worms headless. But if a square foot of soil in the lawn or garden has more than five grub worms, then we must seek measures to get rid of them. Even though there are different types of pesticides that can be used to eliminate them, it will always be better to try natural methods of fight against pests, as a first line of defense. If the infestation is not so great, then try to attract predators to grub, like the birds (blackbirds). Try frequent watering, so that the grass recovers lost root.