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Fun Fact Friday – Lawn Pests that Destroy Your Lawn Part I
Fun Fact Friday – White Grubs
- White Grubs appear as fat white “worm-like” larvae.
- White Grubs have many life cycles throughout the year.
- White Grubs are hatched from eggs that are laid in the soil.
- In the spring grubs awaken from winter and begin feeding.
- White Grubs are immature beetles that like to feed on grass roots, causing extensive damage to the root systems.
- In the summer pupae turn into beetles, including Japanese Beetles, which emerge to feed on garden foliage and flowers. Beetles lay eggs in the lawn soon after.
- In the fall eggs hatch into new grubs which feed on the grass roots, thereby destroying your lawn. The destructive cycle begins all over again.
- It is impossible to see white grubs on the surface since they exist below the blades of grass in the root zone.
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