If you have experienced issues with beetles in the early summer and dead patches in your lawn in the late summer, you likely have a grub infestation. Grubs are a common nuisance for Sioux City homeowners, and the key to controlling pesky lawn grubs is killing them before they get an opportunity to hatch and spread throughout your grass. 

Grabs are the larvae of Japanese beetles, and here at Jay-Lan Lawn Control, one of our most popular services is grub control. Our lawn care professionals and grub exterminators are trained in recognizing the signs of a grub infestation and will provide you with a simple lawn care solution. 

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Types of Grubs in Sioux City

Here in Sioux City, we have several different beetle larvae, also known as lawn grubs, all of which can damage the grass. These include:

  • European chafers: While these grubs are mostly found east of the Mississippi, they’ve also found their way to Sioux City. They begin mating between mid-June and late July after the sunsets. 
  • Oriental beetle: Also known as a Japanese beetle, these beetles are native to Japan and invaded American soil in the early 20th century. Adults are gray with black splotches. 
  • Asiatic garden beetle: Like its cousin the oriental beetle, the Asiatic garden beetle is also native to Japan. Adults have a brown-red hue and are about 3/8 inches in length. 

What Does a Grub Look Like?

Despite sometimes being called grub worms, grubs are not worms at all. Instead, they are the larval life-stage of several different species of beetle in the scarab family. Their appearance varies, but the most common grubs are a creamy-white color with a rusty orange head and six legs at the front of their body. Grubs are shaped like the letter C, and their bodies appear slick and shiny. 

Eventually, grubs turn into adult beetles. But when they’re in the grub stage, they’re hard to tell apart, unless you have a magnifying glass. 

Timing on When to Put Down Grub Killer

When you contact our professionals for grub control services, the timing of the grub control application is critical. The key to controlling grubs is to kill them before they hatch and begin to cause damage to your lawn. In late spring or early summer, our grub control professionals will apply a preventative grub control product to your lawn. This is an especially important step if you have had grub problems in the past. A single application of most grub control products is enough to control grubs for up to four months. 

When applying the grub control product, it is also critical to follow the directions, which is why it’s something that is best left to the professionals. For instance, for the product to activate, your lawn must be watered immediately after application. 

Get in Touch with Sioux City Grub Exterminators

Founded in 1975, Jay-Lan Lawn Care was one of the first lawn service companies in Sioux City, Iowa, and we continue to serve the community to this day. Grub control is one of our specialties, and we are happy to get your lawn looking perfect again. 

Contact us today at 712-252-5252.