Some insects are extremely beneficial to your lawn. Pollinators help plants reproduce, predators get rid of unwanted pests and saprophytes help break down dead plant matter into nutrients in the soil. Some insects, however, do nothing but damage to grass. White grubs, in particular, are a bane to many homeowners who want a lush, green lawn.
These grubs aren’t their own insect species, but are instead the larval stage of several different kinds of beetle. They live beneath the surface of the soil, feeding on roots until the grass above withers and dies. Because they live underground and return every year, they can be difficult to kill. However, by using the right method at the right time, you can kill the grubs before they do significant damage, or even prevent them from hatching in the first place.
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