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How to Know if Lawn Grubs Are to Blame for Dead Grass

November 5, 2019

Grass can die for a variety of reasons. But how do you know if it’s lawn grubs that are to blame? Nozzle Nolen has some tips for how to find out.

Have you ever just stood in your yard and said aloud, "Why is my grass dying?!" Many of us have.

Everyone wants thick, beautiful grass, but sometimes the forces of nature work against us. Sometimes, it’s the sun and dryness that kills our grass. Other times, it’s white grubs that attack your lawn from beneath the soil, killing it at the roots.

How can you tell the difference? Nozzle Nolen can help. If you look for these signs, you can stop the grubs before they take over your entire lawn.

3 Signs of Lawn Grubs in Your Yard

You see beetles flying everywhere.

It happens all the time in lawns during spring—big green beetles flying in swarms around your exterior light fixtures. These adult beetles are the result of an underlying white grub infestation in your yard. They fly, mate, and produce another year's worth of white grubs that will destroy your lawn.

You have dead grass.

White grub damage is easy to spot in your lawn. The grass will start to thin and weaken over time. It may also start to turn yellow in some areas, creating dead grass patches throughout the landscape. The grubs eat the roots, making it easy to pull up the grass like a carpet. Finding and removing the grubs at the first sign of an infestation will not only save your grass but also prevent costly treatments and new sod installation later.

You notice more critter activity.

Have you seen more birds in your yard than usual lately? It could be a sign of a white grub infestation. Birds will flock to yards and feast on the grubs that are just below the soil. A heavy grub infestation will also attract other critters to your lawn, such as raccoons and skunks. To make matters worse, if you have a garden and white grubs, you might come face-to-face with a mole infestation.

Professional Pest Control for Lawn Grubs

You don't have to watch your green lawn turn into a brown wasteland. When homeowners ask us, "Why is my grass dying," we provide the answer and the solution. Nozzle Nolen’s pest control professionals will inspect your lawn for white grubs, create a customized program and eliminate the pests to give you thick, vibrant grass that stands out in your neighborhood.


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