Two grubs found in the grass in need of extermination by a home in Manassas, VA.

Your lawn is one of the biggest contributing factors to the overall curb appeal of your property. So, you'll want to keep it looking its best throughout the year. Unfortunately, here in Virginia, grubs can be a big issue problem for homeowners, as they can cause extensive damage to your lawn if there are able to infest it. Grubs cause damage by feeding on the roots of your grass, leaving them unanchored to the soil and unable to absorb the nutrients and resources they need, causing the grass to die. Luckily, there is a way to keep them off of your lawn - preventative grub control treatments! These types of treatments are designed to sink down into the soil and eliminate any grubs that are present before they have the chance to start feeding on the roots of your grass. This type of treatment needs to be applied in June before grubs mature and start feasting. If you skip out on preventative treatments, you risk your lawn falling victim to a grub infestation, and if that happens, you will need to schedule curative treatments to eliminate them, and then you would need to invest in lawn care treatments to help your turf recover!

What is preventative grub control and how does it work?

As its name implies, preventative grub control is a type of treatment that is designed to prevent grubs from infesting your lawn in the first place. This type of treatment is applied to your lawn, and it will sink down into the soil where it will kill any grubs that are present. By eliminating grubs shortly after they have hatched, you can prevent them from ever getting the chance to feast on the roots of your grass and causing damage to your lawn.

Grubs are the larvae of various beetles, including the Japanese beetle.

When should preventative grub control treatments be applied?

When it comes to preventative grub control treatments, timing is everything. That's because these types of treatments only last for so long and are only effective against newly hatched grubs. If you apply preventative grub control treatments too early, they could wear off by the time grubs start hatching, and they won't have any effect on them. On the other hand, if you apply these treatments too late, they won't work either. That's because these types of treatments are only effective against newly hatched grubs, so if the grubs have the chance to mature, preventative treatments won't work on them. Here in Virginia, the sweet spot for applying preventative grub control treatments is in June, as this is right when they will start hatching!

What can happen if you don't invest in preventative grub control treatments?

While you may think that you can save some money by skipping out on preventative grub control treatments, it could actually cost you more money in the long run. That's because if you skip out on these treatments and your lawn becomes infested with grubs, you will need to invest in curative treatments to eliminate them. However, curative treatments can't reverse any damage that the grubs already caused to your turf, so you may also need to invest in lawn care services to help your lawn recover from any damage. So, it's best to play it safe and invest in preventative treatments every year.

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

If you're looking to keep grubs from infesting your lawn and feasting on the roots of your grass, you'll want to schedule our preventative grub control treatments. We also offer curative treatments to eliminate an existing infestation. We offer our grub control treatments to homeowners in Arlington, Falls Church, McLean, VA, and throughout the surrounding areas. Give us a call at (703) 532-4911 to schedule our grub control treatments today!