Lime for killing grubs?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by tyaroch, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. tyaroch

    tyaroch LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Posts: 119

    I have a mole infestation. Well, actually a grub infestation. I have heard that lime will kill the grubs. Anyone know what kind of lime to use? Where do i get it?
  2. Marcos

    Marcos LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,720

    This is a joke, right? :waving:
  3. garydale

    garydale LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 813

    Lime will not kill grubs, unless you smother them with it.

    A old professor of mine used to say a core aerator will kill grubs too but it's not practical.
    A licenced individual would use Merit (Imedacloprid) to kill grubs as they hatch in July- August or Dylox if they are discovered late.
  4. Marcos

    Marcos LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,720

    garydale, I think this thread is just a rainy day set-up by someone who's r-e-a-l-ly bored.
  5. gregory

    gregory LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i hear naplam works well on grubs also... takes the food source away no food no grubs
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    get rid of the moles.....If you get rid of the moles,...the grubs go away.
  7. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Posts: 6,057

    I think he must be talking about that new combo product (lime w/merit as the carrier)! :laugh:

    What a goof ball! :dizzy:
  8. green_with_envy

    green_with_envy LawnSite Member
    from pa
    Posts: 214

    I was going to say the same thing! :laugh:
  9. stressed

    stressed LawnSite Member
    Posts: 186

    I wish it were
  10. drugrep

    drugrep LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    Even if it did kill Grubs, it would also raise soil pH too high. What's wrong with GrubEx?

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