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Problems with Grubs

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by ryan87500, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. ryan87500

    ryan87500 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    I recently realized I have a grub infestation, well the skunk found it first. I initially thought it was try grass and by the time I realized it wasn't a lot of damage was caused.

    I went to Lesco and got Dylox 6.2 and put it down. A few hours later it rained about .32 inches so I assumed that was enough rain to get it in the soil. About 24 hours later I just checked and it looks like the grubs are still alive and well.

    Does this mean my treatment didn't work? What did I do wrong? Or am I just being impatient?
  2. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    What rate did you put it down at? Also whats your location
  3. ryan87500

    ryan87500 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    I used a earthway spreader set to about 1.5-2 pounds per 1000 and did a pass in both directions.

    I am located 30 miles north of Chicago.
  4. nparish

    nparish LawnSite Member
    from KCMO
    Messages: 53

    Just dig this up from an old lawnsite thread.

    I would go with Merit next spring.
  5. ryan87500

    ryan87500 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    I am assuming I will have an issue overseeding if I can't get rid them?
  6. Greentim

    Greentim LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    A third of an inch of rain isn't enough to get it deeper in the soil. Start seeding now before it gets too late in the season for the new grass to establish itself b4 the leaves and cold. It's suppose to rain Thurs nite, Fri.

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