No other turf pest receives more incorrect blame than grubs – many people accuse grubs for everything from winter kill to dog damage.

While there are over 30 different types of grubs, there cycle is very distinct – they only cause damage during August and September. Grubs will damage all types of turf grasses, but they have a definite preference to Bluegrass.  Bluegrass mono-culture cities in the northern parts of the United States have much higher population levels of grubs creating a more severe threat. The mixture of both cool and warm season grasses in South Central Kansas causes lower population levels of grubs.

If you take a bulldozer or back hoe and remove any lawn across the United States, you will find grubs. Their presence in your lawn or landscape does not mean you have a grub problem, or need a grub treatment. The threshold for treatments is 25 to 35 grubs per sq. ft. – see photos.

More than likely a fescue lawn in Wichita will suffer some type of damage from summer: Fungus – Sprinkler system malfunction -heat/drought stress – dog damage – mower damage, Etc. If your lawn does sustain summer damage CustomWise strongly suggest repairing the damage, and not waste your money on expensive pesticide (Insect/Fungus) Treatments.

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