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The Grubs & An Old Honeycomb

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Carmel, Mar 22, 2002.

  1. Carmel

    Carmel LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1


    Am new to this forum, so please forgive if this is "old ground."

    We have two problems that we could use some advice on as Spring approaches.

    First is the usual grub phenomenon so common around here. We have been applying Grubex annually and find it becoming less and less effective as time goes on. This also encourages skunks to dig up the sod in search of a free meal.

    --Does anyone have a better suggestoin than more Grubex?

    Second, we have an abandoned Septic Honeycomb in a portion of the front yard. Portions of the sod seem to have problems keeping rooted because of the resulting shallow soil.

    --Is there some kind of sod which might be more conducive to rooting in shallow soil, or is our only hope to eventually remove the honeycomb?

    Thanks in advance for any advice.


    Carmel Chiasson, Rockland, Mass.
  2. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,261

    Not sure how a honeycomb leach field is constructed, but the best pesticide for grubs is merit. It should be applied in late spring to early summer and watered in. Not sure but I think grub-ex is diaznon or dursban. These will kill only for week or so. Merit last for about 3-4 months. Pests can become resistant to pesticides if used too often. Try merit.


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