It’s time to start preparing for grubs in Sioux Falls, SD. Grubs emerge in the summer and feed on the roots of your grass, doing extensive damage if they’re left alone. The best way to combat grubs is with a preventative grub control treatment. This treatment is designed to deal with grubs before they have the chance to damage your lawn, and it needs to be applied in late spring before the eggs hatch in summer. If you don’t schedule preventative grub control, then you run the risk of exposing your lawn to grubs. You’ll be forced to use a curative treatment instead, leaving you with a damaged lawn that needs to be nursed back to health. Don’t risk the health of your lawn! Keep reading to learn why you should schedule preventative grub control today!

What is preventative grub control, and how does it work?

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Think of preventative grub control as a type of insurance against grubs because it stops them before they have the opportunity to do any damage. When considering preventative grub control, the treatment must be applied before any eggs hatch for it to be effective. The liquid insecticide is sprayed onto your lawn, and it slowly sinks into your soil. Eventually, the product will reach the root zone of your grass where grubs are known to feed. At that point, the insecticide will either eliminate the grubs before they hatch or target the newly hatched grubs before they can do any damage to your grass.

When should preventative grub control be applied?

Knowing when to apply preventative grub control is the key to success. For the treatment to be effective, it needs to be applied at just the right time. You should aim to apply preventative grub control in late spring—between May 20th and June 20th—before beetles have the chance to lay eggs in your soil in early July. If the insecticide is applied too early, the product may lose a lot of its potency by the time the eggs are laid. And if you apply it too late, then the grubs will be too big for the treatment to be effective, and you may have to seek out a curative treatment. That’s why you don’t want to miss the window to apply preventative grub control!

If you skip preventative grub control, you may have to resort to a curative treatment.

If you choose not to apply preventative grub control, then you can still get rid of grubs by using a curative treatment. However, even though a curative treatment will eliminate grubs, it won't reverse the damage they caused. You’ll end up spending more time and money investing in lawn care services to reverse the grub damage, which is why you should keep your lawn protected and avoid any unnecessary risks by scheduling preventative grub control.

Lawn care services like fertilization and aeration can help nurse your lawn back to health after your lawn is damaged by grubs!

Keep your lawn grub-free! Call us today to schedule our grub control services!

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Don’t risk your lawn’s health with a gamble, schedule preventative grub control ahead of time to keep your lawn protected! At Sharp Lawn Care, we offer preventative grub control services as part of our Sharp Plus and Sharp Premium packages. Both packages include treatments that can be scheduled between May 20th and June 20th before the eggs are laid for maximum efficacy. We service properties in the Sioux Falls, SD area, including Tea and Harrisburg. If you're in this area, then call us at (605) 251-6880. We also service properties in the Sioux City, IA area. If you're in this area, then call us at (712) 253-8024.