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Old 10-20-2012, 08:56 PM
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Drug Damage!!

I got hit this year, long story short, I have noticed the grubs surfacing above ground after I applied Spectacide/Triazicide that was watered in along with getting several rain days in a row. I have seen holes dug by animals and the grub left in the hole and the grubs still surfacing two weeks later, which isn't a bad thing since they die after a couple of days. I have never seen this happen with grubs, anybody else seen this before? Here are some pictures and the bag of insect killer.
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:58 PM
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Sounds and looks like a bad case of grubs.
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:06 PM
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Yeah it is and the title was supposed to read Grub not Drug damage lol
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:17 PM
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Being a southern turf guy I can not say a thing about the recovery. Is there time to over seed?
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:24 PM
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Yes I'm going to aerate and over seed this week
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:59 PM
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I am surprised that in mid-Michigan that you would not have heard how Triazicide is not recommended for grubs by Michigan State University.
http://www.ipm.msu.edu/cat08land/grub_control.htm

The label says for grubs, but the professors say it will not penetrate into the soil deep enough to have any effect.

Imidicloprid about July 4th would have been best.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:41 AM
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Riggle is correct,,, pay better attention to timing instead of letting them eat most of your lawn first...

I would focus on seeding, rather than aerating since I believe your 'thatch' problem was already taken care of(by the grubs)... doll hair tufts of new grass are not going to make that mess look any better...
Treat it almost as a new lawn and run the seeding machine that fits the job...
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:22 PM
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Answering the OP's question. No. I have never seen grubs surface like that. Very unusual.
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:28 PM
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Answering the OP's question. No. I have never seen grubs surface like that. Very unusual.
Thank you, that's the question that I was looking for answers
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:30 PM
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Answering the OP's question. No. I have never seen grubs surface like that. Very unusual.
If you apply dylox they will surface like that.
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