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Best Grub control fertilizer for the money?

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by jkr1, May 28, 2003.

  1. jkr1

    jkr1 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 47

    I am a homeowner that has about 40,000 sq. ft of lawn. While putting in flowers in the ground, I noticed lots and lots of grubs. Last year, my lawn did have a few brown spots - probably from grubs. This year already, I have some spots that are getting brown. I live in Ohio and we've had lots of rain the last 2 months. My question: Whats the best grub control for the money? Scotts Grubex is $19 a bag and only covers 5,000 sq ft. Any generic brands that work well for much less money? Or, is there an insect control fertilizer that also kills grubs?
  2. jkr1

    jkr1 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 47

    Spectracide® TriazicideTM Soil & Turf Insect Killer Granules contain a new ingredient - 0.04% Lambda-Cyhalothrin vs dianzanon. Bug B Gon w/Grub control uses 6.3% Carbaryl? Any recommendations? Both of these are around $8/bag per 5000 sq feet...
  3. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    No point in trying to use a grub control at this point as hey are past the lower instar stage and will need more active ingredient to kill. Better off waiting a couple more months for the new hatch which will be more susceptible to Grub-X or Merit.
  4. Dylox(sp). Need to apply for 2 seasons.

    Next year you will also want to apply Mert or Mach II to prevent, but will still have to Dylox(sp).
  5. $32 a bag for the same here.

    Any of the 3 I wrote above is 10,000 sq.ft for $26 but hard for you to find.
  6. rkk95

    rkk95 LawnSite Member
    from west PA
    Posts: 165

    If you treat with merit right now at the proper rate, you will not have a grub problem, the grubs that you will find now are going to become a beatle very soon, it is the eggs from that beatle that you need to kill.
  7. jkr1

    jkr1 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 47

    Where can I find these products? Would something like "Tractor Supply Company" carry these?
  8. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    Merit, hands down, but pricy. Try Lesco.

  9. Nebraska

    Nebraska LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 525

    Hire a insured lawn care service with certified applicators.
  10. :D

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