Grub Control & Prevention
A & K Services of Iowa understands the frustration of dealing with grubs. They feed on grass roots, killing your lawn and also providing a meal to unwanted guests like raccoons and skunks. We have programs available to eliminate these unwanted pests and get your lawn looking healthy again!
Grubs can cause serious damage when a significant population occurs on a lawn or other turf area. Irregular shaped areas that are browning or wilting may be a sign of grubs. The best way to check for grub damage is to pull back the turf along the areas of the browning and look for the white, c-shaped grubs.
Other factors can cause browning of the turf, like poor root systems. Shaded grassy areas often have weak root systems that will get brown and pull up easily, but grubs will not likely be found in shaded areas.
The adult stage of a grub's life cycle is a beetle. Adult beetles lay their eggs in full sun grassy areas with moist soil. Two common beetles in Iowa are European Masked Chafers, who lay eggs in May, and Japanese Beetles, who lay eggs in June.
A & K Services of Iowa applies grub control in May. It will last for 3 months to treat all of the grub larvae that might be laid by the beetle and chafer population common to our area.
If significant grub damage has already occurred, lawn repairs will need to be made in the early fall and may include aeration and over-seeding.
For more information about our grub control program, please contact us. A & K Services of Iowa is here to help and wants you to have a green, thick and healthy lawn that you can enjoy and be proud of!