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Showing posts with label Flat stag beetles. Show all posts
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Thursday, April 24, 2014

the white grub



GRUBS
In order to control the enemy, you must first understand it. This will help you create a plan of
action for battling the white grub and its alter-ego, the Japanese beetle. Declare war on them
before they wreak havoc on your lawn, ornamentals, and trees.
Meet: The Grub. Grubs are one of the most common lawn pests in the US and also one of the
most damaging to grass. The white grub is the larval stage of a more commonly known pest, the
Japanese beetle. The larva is approx. 1/2 inch long and is off white in color with a brown head.
According to Lance Walheim, Bayer Advanced expert and author of Lawn
Care for Dummies, these pests are so common in lawns that consumers now
spend more than $100 million annually to control them.
What is a Grub Worm? The grub worm is not exactly a worm, like your friend, the earthworm.
Grub worms are basically beetle larvae, or the babies of those beetles. Unlike earthworms that
fertilize your soil to make your plants and flowers healthy, grub worms ruin them by munching
on the roots of your plants, flowers, and grass in your lawn or garden. A healthy lawn can handle
a few grub worms in the soil and will do little or almost no apparent damage. After the eggs of
the beetle hatch and turn into larvae, they tunnel underground and start eating roots they see.
However, when there are more than 15 to 20 grub worms per square foot in your lawn or garden,
then that is a real problem. You surely will notice that you have a grub worm problem when the
condition of your lawn radically deteriorates.
Signs of Grub Worm Infestation Grub worms are real pests and can cost you a lot when they
damage your favorite (and expensive) plants and flowers. Here are some of the common signs of
grub worm infestation:
Droopy leaves
Green-gray or brown patches on your lawn.
Grass easily“peels” off.
Ground feels spongy to the feet.
Sudden death of plants, grass, or flowers.
Appearance of moles, armadillos, or other pests in your lawn.
Grub Worms: Why you should Get Rid of them Grub worms feed on the roots of plants and
the other things planted in your garden. Such actions severely affect them and eventually lead to
wilting, or the death of these plants. Roots of plants are very important organs. They are the ones
responsible of absorbing water and other essential nutrients from the soil to make the plant grow.
With them damaged or eaten up completely, the plant has no other means of absorbing nutrients
and water from the soil. When the roots are damaged, it may not be able to absorb the water and
nutrients the entire plant needs to function properly, that is why you see your plants, flowers, and
your grass droop, turn brown or gray, and eventually die. Aside from damaging your garden,
when there is a serious grub worm infestation, it will attract other animals or pests that feed on
them, making the problem even more serious. Examples of such creatures that eat grub worms are
armadillos, gophers, and moles. Though these creatures eat grub worms, they leave nasty burrows
and instantly damage your lawn or garden.
Eliminating Grub Worms? What to Do? Beetles usually lay their eggs during early summer.
After these eggs hatch, they turn into nasty pests, known as grub worms. Grub worms then tunnel
underground and feast on the roots of plants and grasses until the winter or fall season. If you will
notice, this sort of problem is like a cycle and it seems that there isn't a permanent solution to get
rid of them. It is a cycle because these grub worms will soon mature and turn into adult beetles,
and again, laying eggs in your lawn or garden that soon will become grub worms.
Natural way to Getting Rid of Grub Worms Here are the steps to rid your lawn or garden of
these grub worms naturally:
1. You already know you have a grub worm problem, now you have to determine when the
beetles start laying their eggs.
2. Nematodes are the natural enemies of grub worms. They infest and kill these pests.
However, they are only effective on young larvae. This is where your research will come
in. Once it is the season of beetles to lay their eggs, purchase nematodes from a gardening
store and follow the instructions indicated. Spray on your lawn or garden.
3. To offset the damage caused by the grub worms, keep your garden or lawn watered.
Abundant water will make the damaged roots easily absorb water.
4. Robins and other songbirds love grub worms. Have them in your garden and you will
have to worry less about those pests. This is probably the best long-term solution you
have.
Grub worms are serious pests especially to those gardening enthusiasts. These solutions will help
you get rid, or at least keep the grub worms under control.
We carry a product in the nursery called Bayer Advance Grub Control. This is effective in killing
the grubs or we can send our chemical crew out to treat for you using industrial strength
chemicals. Give us a call today at 407-2727 for more information.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Eliminating Grub Worms? What to Do

Eliminating Grub Worms? What to Do? Beetles usually lay their eggs during early summer.
After these eggs hatch, they turn into nasty pests, known as grub worms. Grub worms then tunnel
underground and feast on the roots of plants and grasses until the winter or fall season. If you will
notice, this sort of problem is like a cycle and it seems that there isn't a permanent solution to get
rid of them. It is a cycle because these grub worms will soon mature and turn into adult beetles,
and again, laying eggs in your lawn or garden that soon will become grub worms.
Natural way to Getting Rid of Grub Worms Here are the steps to rid your lawn or garden of
these grub worms naturally:

1. You already know you have a grub worm problem, now you have to determine when the
beetles start laying their eggs.

2. Nematodes are the natural enemies of grub worms. They infest and kill these pests.
However, they are only effective on young larvae. This is where your research will come
in. Once it is the season of beetles to lay their eggs, purchase nematodes from a gardening
store and follow the instructions indicated. Spray on your lawn or garden.

3. To offset the damage caused by the grub worms, keep your garden or lawn watered.
Abundant water will make the damaged roots easily absorb water.

4. Robins and other songbirds love grub worms. Have them in your garden and you will
have to worry less about those pests. This is probably the best long-term solution you
have.

Grub worms are serious pests especially to those gardening enthusiasts. These solutions will help
you get rid, or at least keep the grub worms under control.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Flat stag beetles


 
The stag beetles larvae Overall like the a typical scarab beetle larvae, called grubs, the body is often a C-type. Or more commonly known as "chicken female worms, because chickens like to eat these insects in the soil. Flat spade-shaped larvae on the use of the trunk of dead plants in the forest, a great contribution for Clear decadent trees in the forest, is an indispensable role in the forest. Larval stage for nearly a year after the rotten wood with excrement produced a smooth pupal chamber "pupation, pupal out to be broken after the complete metamorphosis into adults, and so endless.
 Flat stag beetles
Habits and adult stag beetles larvae varied considerably. The female flat stag beetles after mating will look for dead wood or rotten wood in the forest, can be short and sharp jaw drill into rotten wood to lay eggs. The eggs hatched after the larvae grew through the this rotten wood fiber or fungi for food, gnaw all the time with rotten wood, dead wood between continuing forward drilled a channel, and the excrement from the anus subsequent discharge, behind channel is blocked up.
Flat stag beetles

Friday, October 26, 2012

How to Get Rid of Grub Worms



How to Get Rid of Grub Worms

Grub worms are a serious lawn pest that can do incredible damage to your turf if left untreated. If you have brown patches in your grass, you likely have an infestation. Grub worms eat the roots of your grass and can be controlled if you follow the correct procedures. Does this Spark an idea?

Instructions





    • 1
      Know how to identify grub worms. They are white with a red head and a dark rear-end. They are C-shaped and usually about the size of the tip of your thumb.
    • 2
      Call your local Agricultural Extension Service and ask when grub worm eggs are typically laid and when the grubs are likely to be active in your area. You will find the phone number in the government section of your phone book.

    • 3
      Sample your yard in the month the eggs are laid and again in the month the grubs are most active. To sample your yard for grub worms, cut three sides of a 1-foot square of grass with a shovel and lift up the grass to make a flap. If you see more than five grubs, treatment is necessary.
    • 4
      Purchase beneficial nematodes from your local gardening center. These are microscopic organisms that feed on larvae. Mix the nematodes with water as directed on the package, and spray your grass with the mixture.
    • 5
      Keep your lawn lightly-watered to help offset the root damage caused by grub worms.
    • 6
      Attract worm-eating birds like robins and other song birds to your backyard. They are typically fond of eating grubs for breakfast.


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Insects ,Grub Worms alternative sources of protein


About 25 million people around the world eat insects 
Grub Worms alternative sources of protein
Grub Worms alternative sources of protein

The EU plans to spend $ 3 million euros (about 3.95 million U.S. dollars), to study the feasibility of insects as a protein alternative sources, the research program will be finalized this year. The food experts said that if the insects as a protein alternative sources of Europeans, "camouflage" of insects. Insect "food" can act as Hamburg, as well as other fast-food additives. The British Food Standards Agency, said in referring to the research program: the UK and other EU countries and not insects as food traditions It is estimated that about 25 million people around the world often edible food add insects Although many insects are pests, but the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations or of edible insects is full of interest, and is committed to it as a highly sustainable source of nutrition. " Some earthworm protein content is three times that of beef, the four crickets calcium content will be comparable with a glass of milk. Islands Restaurant London chef Daniel - Kerry Washington, said: "If the insects from entering the human food chain, they may have to go through 'camouflage'. Food manufacturers seem should be described as animal-based protein, after all, not many people are willing to buy locusts Hamburg. "Kerry Washington ants, grasshoppers and bees made food, entertain guests from all directions.
Grub Worms alternative sources of protein
Grub Worms alternative sources of protein

The Treehugger website that: "The research and development of insect-based food additive used to increase the protein content of burgers and chicken nuggets, This is not hard to imagine things. Chain stores the name of 'higher levels of protein', 'healthy fats ', and of' ecological Hamburg 'slogan sales use hamburger meat made of treated insects. " 80% of the countries in the world, insects as food, human regular consumption of more than 1000 kinds of insect species. And livestock, insects only need a small space, feeding, use of natural lighting, garbage, paper and algae can act as feed in a closed building. Prior to this, the United Nations and the European Union in favor of the development of insect food practices for addressing the food shortage. Some scholars believe that the economic and environmental costs faced by raising livestock means turning to the insect will become an inevitable approach. It is estimated that by the end of this decade, edible insects will become very common. Wageningen University Professor Marcel - Dick said: "What is most important is to let people be psychologically prepared for the gradual acceptance of the idea. Since 2020, left to our choice is not much."
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