Grubs are a type of lawn insect that is widely prevalent in Texas. These tiny, C-shaped larvae may seem harmless, but they can cause significant damage to your turf. They feed on the roots of grass, leading to yellowing, thinning, or even brown patches on your lawn if left untreated. Grubs are most active during the late summer and early fall season, making it crucial to be vigilant for signs of infestation during this time. To prevent a potential infestation, investing in grub control treatments and practicing good lawn care is essential.

What are grubs, and what kind of damage do they cause?

Grub found in soil on a property in Austin, TX.

Grubs are the larval stage of various species of beetles, such as Japanese beetles and June bugs. These small, white, worm-like creatures have a characteristic C-shaped body and feed on the roots of grass, causing the blades to turn brown and wilt. As grubs continue to consume the roots, the grass eventually dies, leaving behind unsightly bare patches in your lawn. Severe infestations of grubs can lead to significant damage to your lawn, making your turf vulnerable to weed growth and more likely to succumb to other pests and diseases.

When do grubs become most active?

Grubs are the larvae form of beetles, and beetles tend to lay their eggs during the summer months. The warmer temperatures and moist soil conditions create the ideal environment for eggs to hatch, and they typically do so a few weeks after being laid. So, during the late summer and early fall is when they tend to be most active.

When grubs infest lawns, animals like skunks and armadillos may dig up the turf to feed on them, causing damage to the grass.

Taking care of your lawn and scheduling preventative treatments is a great way to protect your lawn from grubs.

If you want to protect your lawn from grubs, there are two things you need to do: practice good lawn care and schedule preventative treatments. You should have your lawn fertilized regularly to ensure that it always has the nutrients it needs to remain strong. You should also invest in weed control treatments to ensure weeds can't steal any nutrients from your grass. The healthier your lawn is, the better equipped it will be to withstand grubs should they infest your lawn.

While good lawn care practices can go a long way toward protecting your lawn from grubs, it's also important to schedule preventative treatments. Preventative treatments involve applying insecticides to your lawn before grubs become a problem. These insecticides eliminate the young grubs before they mature and cause damage to your turf.

Give us a call today to sign up for our grub control service!

Are you tired of grubs taking over your lawn? Contact us at Dr. Tex Lawn & Pest to schedule our grub control service. If you already have grubs on your property, don't worry. We offer curative treatments that target these root-feeding pests and stop them from causing further damage to your lawn. In addition to curative treatments, we also offer preventative grub control. This treatment is designed to protect your lawn from grubs before they even become a problem. We understand that grubs are not the only pests that can damage your lawn. That's why we also offer services to help you get rid of other annoying insects such as chinch bugs or fire ants.

Our services are available to both residential and commercial property owners, as well as HOAs, in Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Pflugerville, TX, and surrounding communities. Don't wait until grubs have taken over your turf - call us today at (512) 717-5071 to schedule our grub control service!