Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by green_thumb, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. green_thumb

    green_thumb LawnSite Member
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    I'm new to dealing with grubs. Stopped at a house yesterday for lawn help. I have no problem redoing the lawn but not sure how to tackle the grubs. This lawn used to be sod. I pulled back some patches and found grubs everywhere. Also the lawn is super saturated, so might have draining issues also.
    Should I rake off the old sod and treat for grubs first? Then wait a couple weeks and return to plant new seed?
    Any thoughts would be much appreciated. . Thanks!

  2. green_thumb

    green_thumb LawnSite Member
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    Here's what the lawn looks like

  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    The timing of the seeding is more important than the grubs. Get the seeding going and treat for grubs at about the same time. Use acelepryn. It will kill a few now, but more importantly it will stick around and kill the new grubs as they hatch from the eggs which are normally laid about the Fourth of July.

    Seeding now has the advantage of cool weather and spring rains. Fall is also good as it has the advantage of higher soil temperatures. Sod is also good of course--but check sod for any grubs in the associated soil.
  4. green_thumb

    green_thumb LawnSite Member
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    Thank you for the info. That sounds good. How's that Dylox stuff in comparison to Acelepryn?
  5. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Dylox...old fashioned need a hundred times more active ingredient than with Acelypryn, and Dylox only lasts about 3 days.
    Depends on what (if any) is legal in your state, NY
    Acelypryn is now the new active ingredient in Scotts Grub-Ex. It should protect the grass for 6 months. Safer than Dylox.
  6. Greenie

    Greenie LawnSite Member
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    That's interesting. Looks like Grub-Ex has 8% of the chemical that Acelepryn has 18% of. Acelepryn is so expensive, but I hear that some time in the future other companies will be able to sell the chemical at a much lower cost -patent expiration?
    I'll look into the Grub Ex as an alternative until Acelepryn gets less expensive.
  7. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Have you looked at Merit?
  8. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,944

    Have you tried:

  9. gregory

    gregory LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,074

    jvan we only do that down here in s fla..
  10. green_thumb

    green_thumb LawnSite Member
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    Haha! I'll look into Merit but I'm leaning towards the flame thrower technique. Lol
    Thanks for the info.

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