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Grubs!

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by coolbrze, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. coolbrze

    coolbrze LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Messages: 132

    A friend of ours just top-dressed their lawn w/ Orgro & seeded this weekend. Then yesterday they called me saying they've got a major grub infestation. Are there any products they can apply to kill the grubs & not the newly sown seed? This is in VA - Zone 7, temps 48 nights/75 days, if it makes a difference.
     
  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    I think the grubs are done eating now and will go dormant to re-emerge as bugs in the Spring... You may be shutting the barn door after the horse is gone, so save the clients' money...
     
  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,572

    If the client called--they are ready to buy--and won't even ask about the price. Sell them two treatments--dylox now--followed by imidicloprid preventative treatments in July--July part continuing forever.

    Dylox will not hurt the new grass or seed. If you don't treat the grubs now--they will continue feeding until the soil is really, really cold. They will attract a lot of skunks and blackbirds, sometimes crows, racoons, moles and armadillos.
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2013
  4. foreplease

    foreplease LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,056

    They're not finished eating here, they are fattening up. I do not know the life cycle timing for VA, however. Dylox and water it in well.
     

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