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Chafer Grubs in your lawn?


Chafer Grubs – not what you want on your lawn! Chafer Grubs are soil-dwelling larvae of various chafer beetles, and just like us, they love warmer weather.  
They have a ferocious appetite for grass stems and roots and have the ability to cause widespread damage to your turf. 
With GreenThumb’s help, we can help prevent these unwanted visitors!


.How to tell if Chafer Grubs are a problem in your garden:

•    Patches of the lawn may become slightly yellow.
•    Birds, particularly of the crow family (i.e., jays, magpies, rooks, and crows), badgers and foxes feed on the grubs, tearing up the loosened turf in the process.
•    Damaging infestations can be highly localised and sporadic in occurrence.
•    Chafer Grubs can be found in the soil under the loose turf. They have stout white bodies curved in a C shape, light brown heads, with three pairs of legs at the head end. They are bigger than an adult beetle and, if straightened out, would be up to 18mm (almost 3/4in) long species dependent.
•    Root damage in lawns means that the turf is easily rolled back, and the grubs will be visibly seen.

How can GreenThumb help
We can help your lawn before or after signs of pest infestation using our Pest Management Treatment. This treatment can reduce the number of pests in your lawn, as well as relieving stress and helps your lawn recover from the damage. which can significantly reduce the number of pests in your lawn. 
The optimal time to treat for Chafer Grubs is between mid-July to October, as this is when they are at their smallest. 

We recommend that you give your lawn a good watering before we apply this treatment, followed by another water the next day for around 10-15 minutes; this will help the treatment be most effective.

Contact your local GreenThumb branch
If you’re unsure, contact your local GreenThumb branch for a free lawn analysis: www.greenthumb.co.uk/branch.  They’ll be more than happy to help! 

Our Pest Management Treatment is included in our Ultimate Programme but is also available as a separate treatment to any of our customers on our Standard or Basic Programmes. 


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