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Grubs, Part III – Damage and Attraction of Other Pests

Grub worms are among the most irritating of the spring and summer pests in Minnesota.  Not only do they cause significant damage to your lawn, plants and trees, but they also attract other problematic pests to your yard.

Grub worms will eat the roots of your lawn and flowers and plants, in addition to your trees, especially seedlings.  This can cause severely stunted growth to your plants, and eventually death.  You may see holes in the leaves of your trees or plants from the June Bugs’ night feedings.  This may also indicate a large grub population.  It is important to have your grub infestation diagnosed by Eco Tech before doing any new planting in your yard to ensure the health growth of your garden, trees or lawn.

Many unlikeable predators in Minnesota, such as mice, rats, shrews, gophers, moles, opossums and raccoons count grub worms among their favorite foods.  Because of this, these predators will be attracted to your yard and possibly tear it apart looking for their food.

Call your friendly Eco Tech representative today for a free consultation; we can begin our earth-friendly organic treatment of the pests immediately.  Eco Tech – your “green, clean pest control solution”.

(763) 785.1414; (612) 237.8282; (952) 881.6662; (651) 633.8600

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Grubs, Part II – Life Cycle and Characteristics of a Grub

It’s summer in Minnesota.  While we shake off our winter blahs, our yard pests come out of hibernation and begin the devastation of our yards.  One of the most irritating pests in our yards is Grubs

The life cycle of a common White Grub is usually around three years.  The younger grubs cause the least amount of damage to your plants and trees, whereas the older grubs, or two- to three- year old grubs cause the most damage.

The White Grub larvae are white and C-shaped.  The body is somewhat transparent, or see-through.  The White Grub larva will have a brown head, obvious mandibles and three sets of legs.  One-year old grubs may be hard to see or recognize, while the two- and three-year old grubs will be approximately one-half inch in length.  You will see several grubs in your soil when preparing a flower bed or digging in your garden if there is an issue.

If you suspect a grub infestation, it is important to act quickly.  Call your friendly Eco Tech representative today for a free consultation; we can begin our earth-friendly organic treatment of the pests immediately.  Eco Tech – your “green, clean pest control solution”.

(763) 785.1414; (612) 237.8282; (952) 881.6662; (651) 633.8600

Please visit our website for part III of our “Grubs” series. 

 

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Grubs, Part I

Grubs are one of the most destructive, and invisible, pests in Minnesota.  You may not even know you have a grub problem until significant damage to your plants and lawn has occurred.

The most common destructive grub in Minnesota is the White Grub.  The White Grub is the larvae of the May Beetle or the June Bug.  Your lawn may look as if it is in need of water and/or is faded or droopy, even if it has been watered regularly.  This type of damage is usually caused by one- or two-year old grubs by feeding on the roots of your lawn or plants.  White Grubs are very destructive to trees, especially seedlings, as well. 

If you suspect you may have grubs, please call Eco Tech for more information.  One of our friendly representatives will schedule a free consultation.  We can begin treatment of your problem with our organic line of products immediately.  Eco Tech, your “green, clean pest control solution”.  Call us today!

(763) 785.1414; (612) 237.8282; (952) 881.6662; (651) 633.8600

Please visit our website for part II of our “Grubs” series. 

 

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