View Full Version : Problems with Grubs

09-09-2012, 05:43 PM
I recently realized I have a grub infestation, well the skunk found it first. I initially thought it was try grass and by the time I realized it wasn't a lot of damage was caused.

I went to Lesco and got Dylox 6.2 and put it down. A few hours later it rained about .32 inches so I assumed that was enough rain to get it in the soil. About 24 hours later I just checked and it looks like the grubs are still alive and well.

Does this mean my treatment didn't work? What did I do wrong? Or am I just being impatient?

09-09-2012, 05:59 PM
What rate did you put it down at? Also whats your location

09-09-2012, 06:02 PM
I used a earthway spreader set to about 1.5-2 pounds per 1000 and did a pass in both directions.

I am located 30 miles north of Chicago.

09-09-2012, 06:57 PM
Dylox has a very short shelf life and humidity will affect the effectiveness. High pH soils will also cause Dylox to lose its effectiveness. If you have lime recently you may find Dylox will not work at all.

Grubs being subterraneous are not always at the same depth. Therefore yo may kill the ones near the surface and not those 3 to 4 inches deeper because the Dylox has lost it's effectiveness by the time it leaches that dee Carbamates are a Little better but doesn't have a great deal more residual

Now given that your Dylox is good, you might try Soap powder. I know this sounds like Jerry (idiot) Baker. But by applying something like Tide you will bring the Grubs to the surface where the Dylox or Carbamate can get them Of course the Soap powder must be watered in and give a few days to do it's job. .

Just dig this up from an old lawnsite thread.

I would go with Merit next spring.

09-09-2012, 07:23 PM
I am assuming I will have an issue overseeding if I can't get rid them?

09-12-2012, 12:58 AM
A third of an inch of rain isn't enough to get it deeper in the soil. Start seeding now before it gets too late in the season for the new grass to establish itself b4 the leaves and cold. It's suppose to rain Thurs nite, Fri.