Are these Grubs?

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by hilde123, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. hilde123

    hilde123 LawnSite Member
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    I was replacing a patch of sod and found these critters (probably 3-5 per SF) beneath the sod I cut out. Are they White Grubs?

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  2. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yep, that is a grub.
     
  3. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Dylox 6.2...
     
  4. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    I am going to sound like a Tree Hugger.

    But isn't a little too late in the season to treat for Grubs in Orlando??? With this last Cold front, I am thinking the ground temperature is telling the grubs to start to Over Winter and stop feeding. Sure you are still going to find them in wet areas of the yard. But I am thinking they have stopped eating by now.

    All opinions welcome.



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  5. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    That is a grub....did your L & O company make it out there for the new sod treatment yet? If not let me know. You are most likely seeing them as a result of the moisture that you are applying to keep the new sod moist which is also bringing them to the surface. The ones that are present should start to die assuming they have treated the turf with the insecticide (arena ) that they are suppose to be as part of your new sod care program. As the Arena starts making its way into the soil through the moisture you are applying to keep the new sod moist, it will come in contact with these guys and they shall no longer exist. :)
     
  6. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Ric,

    Educate us lawnturds - would his count of 3-5 grubs per square foot be a acceptable number? I have always heard anything under 10 per square foot would be considered a suppressed amount and you would likely not see damage in that population range or less? Is this accurate? I believe you are in the grub capital of FL with your canal front properties correct?
     
  7. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Why is Arena superior for grubs as opposed to Dylox 6.2, is it based on price or performance? Not trying to be contentious, just curious.

    Dylox 6.2 followed by Imidacloprid for longer term control does well in zone 10.

    Just saying :rolleyes:
     
  8. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Did not say it was. Just know that is what the OP's pest control service uses for cinch bug and pest control. I also know that is what is generally applied to new sod installations along with a bifen spray for knockdown of anything active...at least that is during the heat of the season and webworm season especially with the bifen.

    Not sure that any are superior. Personally I would see were the Imidacloprid would be much more cost effective that arena. It is just what that company uses.


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  9. hilde123

    hilde123 LawnSite Member
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    No show from Heron yet, I called Ryan this morning, he was in the office, and said he did not see anything on the computer for service. He yelled at someone in the background asking if they processed a request for my yard (I assume the guy you work with) and he said let me check into it and I'll call you back in 2 minutes. Never got a call back. Dont think the soil temperature has cooled enough to send them deeper, per my SMS it is 71.7 degrees.
     
  10. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    There should of been something in the system as I called corporate for you on Friday myself. I just text Mark - the sales rep for my area and tore into him. You have my personal phone number...if they do not have a appointment set up for you by Wed. morning please let me know as I will be on the owner of Heron's property during the early morning. But I have a feeling someone will be in contact with you after the emails I am about to fire off.

    Thanks,

    Michael
     

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