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Is Grub Control Necessary? Do I Need it Every Year?


Some things are so great, you want to do them every year.

Munch a caramel apple. Watch July 4 fireworks. Vacation on a sunny beach. Blow out candles on a cake then eat the cake, plus ice cream. 

Hey, is grub control on this fun list? Is grub control necessary every year? 

Let’s find out.

First, Is Grub Control Necessary?

If you’ve hung out here with us at all, you already know grubs are squishy, disgusting, and really bad news for your lawn.

If you’re new here, grubs are squishy, disgusting, and really bad news for your lawn.

GrubGrubs are the larvae of Japanese beetles, June beetles, chafers, and other beetles. And those gross little larvae are really hungry. 

You can’t blame them for that, though, right? But the hungry baby beetles don’t have picnics out on your lawn with fried chicken and potato salad. They feed on grass roots and organic matter in the soil, causing whole sections of your lawn to die. 

It happens really fast. The little monsters can destroy your lawn in two days, and you never even saw it happening. The grubs silently feasted on your lawn’s tender roots, killing the grass.

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So is grub control necessary?
If you don’t want grubs, yes.

Grub control is like getting insurance. You don’t know for sure you’ll get grubs. But better to keep them away than risk your beautiful lawn, right

Is Grub Control Necessary Every Year?

Yes. Here’s the thing about grubs. They’re evil. Beyond that, they keep on coming.

When those slimy little lawn grubs turn into adult beetles, guess what? They leave the soil to mate and lay eggs. And they like to lay eggs near their feeding sites, usually in July and August.

So, yay, they create new grubs to feast on your grass roots, and the dastardly cycle continues. 

lawn care team fertilizes grassYou can see the problem. Is grub control necessary every year? Yup.

The key to grub control is to kill them before they hatch and begin to cause damage to your lawn. 

Prevention is your best bet for grubs in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

At RainMaster, providing lawn services in Minneapolis and Eau Claire, WI, we apply Grub Guard right away in the spring. 

Then, you’re all set for the season. Our grub control lasts throughout the entire growing season.

Not all grub control lasts that long. Some products are weakened by the time a second wave of hungry grubs occurs in the fall.

Bonus: When we apply Grub Guard to your lawn, it won’t kill bees like the cheaper products most other companies use. Bees are amazing. Let’s not kill them.

Oh, Noooo, What if I Missed Spring Grub Control Treatment?

If you’re reading this article in summer or fall, and you’re dealing with a grub infestation, your lawn still will need attention but the approach is different. 

Late season control of grubs is achieved with a different “curative” product. This material does cost more than preventative controls and you may also need to repair areas of your lawn. 

liquid fertilizer sprayBe sure to take these steps and then plan for a preventive grub control treatment in Eau Claire, WI and Minneapolis the following spring to make sure your lawn is protected. 

Your best bet for grub control: choose a complete, proactive lawn care program that includes Grub Guard to keep the slimy pests away.

Ready to Get Rid of Grubs? Trust RainMaster in Eau Claire, WI and Minneapolis

You have better things to do than worry about gross grubs gobbling your grass. 

Let’s create a custom nutrition plan for your lawn, so while grub control keeps the sinister slime-balls away, the roots will be nourished, the soil packed with nutrients, and your grass thick and healthy to give weeds a tough fight. 

The best lawn care services focus on your lawn’s total health, from grub control to preventing weeds to high-quality fertilizer — care that starts deep below the soil’s surface for a healthy lawn.

Are you ready to stop worrying about grubs destroying your lawn in Eau Claire, WI or the Minneapolis area? Request a quote today! We’ll review your options together so you can make a great choice. Then, you can finally enjoy your lawn and stop worrying about it.

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