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Old 05-23-2012, 01:48 PM
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Blue Grubs in May???

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A customer called today to tell me the Golf Course Guy said she had BLUE & white Grubs in her lawn. Now I am still trying to figure out what BLUE grubs are and why they would be causing a problem in the Month of May? What is the life cycle of a BLUE grub. What might be the threshold on BLUE grubs populations per sq ft? Do BLUE grubs grow up to be Blue Beetles?? True we have had one of the Hottest & Dry winter since 1998. Could it be her problems are more to do with Lack of irrigation than Grub damage.


Now the sad part of this deal is it is easier and better for my reputation to knuckle under and replace sod than to try and educate or fight with this customer. But no matter what, it will cost me GO AWAY MONEY to lose this customer. I hate when a Idiot gets involved in my business.


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Old 05-23-2012, 02:53 PM
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A customer called today to tell me the Golf Course Guy said she had BLUE & white Grubs in her lawn. Now I am still trying to figure out what BLUE grubs are and why they would be causing a problem in the Month of May? What is the life cycle of a BLUE grub. What might be the threshold on BLUE grubs populations per sq ft? Do BLUE grubs grow up to be Blue Beetles?? True we have had one of the Hottest & Dry winter since 1998. Could it be her problems are more to do with Lack of irrigation than Grub damage.


Now the sad part of this deal is it is easier and better for my reputation to knuckle under and replace sod than to try and educate or fight with this customer. But no matter what, it will cost me GO AWAY MONEY to lose this customer. I hate when a Idiot gets involved in my business.


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Blue grubs are democrats. They cause problems any month of the year. Their life cycle is 2 to 6 years, sometimes 8 years and longer. There is no threshold, they must be eradicated periodically. They grow up to be fat cats.

Red grubs are equally as dangerous.
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:20 PM
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Blue grubs are democrats. They cause problems any month of the year. Their life cycle is 2 to 6 years, sometimes 8 years and longer. There is no threshold, they must be eradicated periodically. They grow up to be fat cats.

Red grubs are equally as dangerous.
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The BLUE grub is a very expensive socialistic insect. It only takes one Queen to live high on the hog. The Drone is well know for his sweet mating song with no substance or truth.



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Old 05-23-2012, 05:35 PM
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The BLUE grub is a very expensive socialistic insect. It only takes one Queen to live high on the hog. The Drone is well know for his sweet mating song with no substance or truth.



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The RED grub takes from the middle class and keeps it. The Drones sing irrational tunes.

Both grub types suck the life out of our roots.
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:14 AM
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The RED grub takes from the middle class and keeps it. The Drones sing irrational tunes.

Both grub types suck the life out of our roots.
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We need to use biological, culitural and chemical controls to eradicate these species before it can do more damage this November.


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LMAO... Classic.
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:39 AM
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Blue Grub

Blue Grub is the male of the grub species and he is married. His spouse has elected to withhold her grub cookies out of spite since she is now married. The Blue grub was once a young aggressive white alpha grub who fell prey to the flirtatious nature of the wicked white female grub.....
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:58 AM
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Blue Grub is the male of the grub species and he is married. His spouse has elected to withhold her grub cookies out of spite since she is now married. The Blue grub was once a young aggressive white alpha grub who fell prey to the flirtatious nature of the wicked white female grub.....
Sounds like a Personal problem.
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I have to vent somewhere. I just paid to install 4 pallets of Zoysia. Not the first time, I have had Grub failure a couple of times over the years. But this is the first time I honestly feel the customer's was in the wrong and unreasonable. The Zoysia would bounce right back, now that the rainy season is starting.

But this was also political so to speak. The Customer has a huge home build by a custom builder and Expensive Sod laid by one of my main networking partners.



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Old 06-01-2012, 10:41 PM
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sometimes its better to eat something like this you will make it up by keeping the customer....just charge him alittle more here and there for different things down the road...
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