Early & Late Grub Control

ProLawn Advantage team has been developing the best grub control programs for the market since 1981. We have selected the best applications and sequences of treatment for both Northern Virginia, Southern Maryland and Eastern West Virginia.

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Applications for Grub Control

ProLawn grub treatment is a special application for your particular lawn and infestation. Observing the above image you can see the growth cycle of grubs and when to best treat for them. ProLawn gets started in April and applications continue into September to go after grubs, and as a result you can help prevent some of the most common lawn problems before they start. Early fall marks a peak feeding time for grubs as they fatten up for winter. Once soil temperatures begin to drop, grubs dig in, heading six or more inches into the ground, where they’ll stay resting until Spring temperatures rise.

When they emerge in the Spring, they don’t eat much, making Spring grub control less effective. Lawn damage you see in Spring actually occurred the previous fall, which makes Fall control even more important. Stopping grubs in the Fall will dramatically limit lawn damage.

Pesticides for Grub Control

ProLawn will select the proper pesticides for your particular lawn and infestation. Such pesticides often must be watered in after application; apply at least half an inch of water. Typically this means running a lawn sprinkler for as much as an hour. Use several straight-sided containers to measure and monitor sprinkler output to avoid creating pesticide runoff. If soil is very dry, water the lawn the day prior to our pesticide application to encourage grubs to move toward the soil surface.

What Are Nematodes

Nematodes are small, unsegmented worms that occur naturally in the soil. This particular specie Heterorhabditis bacteriophora provides very good grub control. Nematodes search out white grubs, enter them, and basically liquefy their insides. Contact us for pricing details and we will determine the proper application related to the soil temperature and moisture.