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TAG: grubs

Selling grub control applications as ‘insurance’

August 17, 2020By
Grubs (Photo: Robert L. Anderson, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org)

Lawn care professionals say grub control is a perfect preventive application to upsell when it comes to turf maintenance programs. read more

Let’s talk about grubs

February 12, 2020By
Grubs in soil (Photo: Omaha Organics)

Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of dealing with grubs is that they infest thick, healthy turf stands. “Grubs eat the roots — they like thicker lawns because those are a better food source, and they live in the thatch,” says Luke Hawthorne, owner of Emerald Lawns in Round Rock, Texas. “They’re going to be looking for lawns that’re taken care... read more

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

What you should know about white grubs

March 22, 2019By

Aside from knowing that white grubs wreak havoc on lawns, there’s a lot to learn about these little larvae. 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

FMC Professional Solutions: Triple Crown

May 7, 2014By

Triple Crown is a three-way combination of FMC bifenthrin, FMC zeta-cypermethrin and imidacloprid, offering multiple modes of action on more than 30 above- and below-ground turf and ornamental pests — including ants, grubs, chinch bugs and more. Available in an emulsion-in-water (EW) formulation, it is labeled for broadcast lawn treatments, mound treatments and landscape applications. FMCProSolutions.com read more