Grubs are tiny pests with voracious appetites, and their main source of food is the roots of grass. If you want to protect your lawn from these root-munching pests, you'll want to schedule a preventative grub control treatment. This type of treatment is designed to sink down into your soil and eliminate newly hatched grubs before they have the chance to start causing damage to your grass. For this treatment to be effective, it needs to be applied before grubs have a chance to mature, because it's only effective against newly hatched grubs. In Indiana, the perfect time to apply this type of treatment is in June. If you think you can skip out on this treatment, you could be making a big mistake. That's because if grubs are able to infest your lawn, they will start damaging your grass, and you'll need to invest in curative treatments to eliminate them as well as lawn care services to help your grass recover from any damage that the grubs may have caused.

How do preventative grub control treatments work?

When it comes to grubs, a good offense is the best defense, which is why preventative treatments are the most effective way to protect your lawn from these pests. As its name implies, preventative grub control treatments are designed to prevent grubs from becoming a problem in the first place. This type of treatment works by sinking down into the soil and eliminating newly hatched grubs before they ever get the chance to start feeding on the roots of your grass and causing damage to your lawn.

When should preventative grub control treatments be applied?

For preventative grub control treatments to be effective, they will need to be applied at the right time. That's because these types of treatments don't work against mature grubs, so applying them too late into the grub season can be a waste of time and money. Similarly, these treatments only stay effective for so long, so applying them too early can be a waste as well because they could wear off before grubs start hatching. Here in Indiana, June is the perfect time of the year to apply preventative grub control treatments because this is the time of the year when grubs will start hatching.

What happens if you skip a preventative grub control treatment?

While you may think that preventative grub control treatments aren't needed, you'll regret not investing in them if grubs infest your lawn. That's because grubs can cause extensive damage to your grass if they infest your lawn, and you would need to schedule a curative treatment to eliminate them and prevent them from causing further damage to your turf. What's more, after the grub infestation has been dealt with, your lawn will likely need some help to recover, meaning you would need to schedule lawn care services like:

  • Lawn Fertilization - Fertilization treatments will provide your grass with the nutrients it needs to recover from grub damage.
  • Aeration - This service will open up channels in your soil that nutrients and other resources can use to reach the roots of your grass. With improved access to these resources, your grass will have everything it needs to recover from grub damage.
  • Overseeding - By overseeding your lawn, you can fill in bare or patchy areas that were caused as a result of grub damage with new grass!

The nutrients that most fertilizer treatments contain include nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.

Give us a call today to schedule our preventative grub control service.

At Spider Lawn & Landscape, we can help you protect your grass from being damaged by grubs via our preventative grub control treatments. We also offer curative treatments that are effective at eliminating a current infestation. We offer our grub control service to property owners in Noblesville, Carmel, Westfield, IN, and throughout the surrounding areas. Give us a call at (317) 900-7151 to schedule this service today!