TAG: grub control

Get grubs gone

October 10, 2019By
Taking a preventive approach to dealing with grubs is often the most effective control method. Photo: Bayer

Here are a few tips for controlling European chafers and Japanese beetles, two prevalent types of grubs lawn care operators may encounter. read more

How much do you know about scale insects?

April 8, 2018By

Scale insects are common landscape pests, but many people don’t see them until it’s too late, which comes when scales drain their host plant of energy, and they begin dropping leaves or dying. It’s important to understand how to find scale insect infestations and some tactics to stymie them. Source: Steve Frank, associate professor and extension specialist at North Carolina... read more

Editorial Advisory Board: February 2018

February 22, 2018By

What advice do you have for landscape business owners resistant to change?   What advice do you have for landscape business owners resistant to change? Landscape Professionals Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf Norcross, Ga. “Change is sometimes a scary thing, but if you’re smart you can always use it to your advantage.” Jerry McKay McKay Landscape Lighting Omaha, Neb. “Embrace it... read more

Recommender: Grub control products

February 14, 2018By
Photo: Syngenta

What grub control products do you prefer and why? Larry Taylor Organic Turf Specialist, Natural Tree & Lawn Care Avon, Mass. “I use Acelepryn for my grub control. It tends to be a bit more expensive than the other products, but the low toxicity to humans and the fact that it doesn’t have any effect on pollinating bees helps to... read more

Efficiency tip: Let it rain

June 12, 2015By

Rain days often can be unproductive days for lawn care professionals, but at Weed Man Lawn Care in Middleton, Wis., rain isn’t always a bad thing. On a soggy day, as long as it’s not torrential rain, the production team often switches gears to do grub control applications. “They have to be watered in anyway, so the timing is perfect,”... read more

The BugDoc answers questions on season-long grub control

May 18, 2015By

Editor’s Note: May 14, Dave “the BugDoc” Shetlar, Ph.D., addressed season-long grub control in a webinar presented by Landscape Management and sponsored by Nufarm. Here are some questions the audience had for the BugDoc and his answers. Q: What is the ideal application timing for grubs in Florida? BugDoc: It depends on where you are in Florida. The southern third... read more