A single grub found in a landscape bed by a home in Front Royal, VA.

Here in Virginia, grubs can be a big problem for homeowners during the summer months. These pests feed on the roots of grass and can leave a trail of dead grass in their wake if they aren't dealt with in a timely manner. There are some signs that you can be on the lookout for that can indicate that your lawn may be infested with grubs such as your lawn feeling spongy when you walk on it, an increased animal presence on your lawn, or actually seeing grubs in your soil. If you suspect that grubs have infested your lawn and are making a meal out of your grass, you should reach out to lawn care professionals right away. Professionals will be able to confirm if you're dealing with a grub infestation, and if you are, they can apply a curative treatment to eliminate them!

Signs Your Lawn Is Infested With Grubs

Grubs are problematic lawn insects that feed on the roots of grass. If these pests infest your lawn, they can cause serious damage to your turf as they feed. So, you'll want to be on the lookout for any signs of grub damage so you'll be able to identify an infestation as soon as possible so you can do something about it. One of the tell-tale signs of a grub infestation is if your lawn feels spongy when you walk on it. If grubs chew through the roots of your grass, they will no longer be anchored to your soil, giving your grass a spongy feeling when you walk on it. If parts of your lawn feel spongy, you should give that area a little tug. If your grass lifts right up like a carpet, your lawn is likely no longer tethered to your soil, and it's a safe bet that grubs are the reason why!

Another sign to watch out for is an increased animal presence on your lawn. If you're noticing that a lot more animals than normal are on your lawn, especially animals like birds, raccoons, and skunks, it could be a sign that there are grubs lurking beneath the soil. That's because these types of animals love to eat grubs, and their presence could mean that they are there for a meal!

While the aforementioned signs definitely can indicate a grub infestation in your lawn, nothing says grub infestation more than actually seeing them. While it's normal for lawns to have some grubs, there shouldn't be a heavy presence of them. If you suspect a part of your lawn is infested with grubs, you can dig up a small spot with a shovel. If you see 10 or more grubs in a small area in your soil, then it's safe to say you're dealing with a grub infestation.

What should you do if grubs have infested your lawn?

If grubs have infested your lawn, you'll want to reach out to a lawn care company right away and schedule a curative grub control treatment. This treatment will eliminate any grubs that are present in your lawn so they can't continue to cause damage to your grass. However, while curative treatments can eliminate grubs, they can't reverse any damage they already caused. So, you should also schedule lawn care services like fertilization, aeration, and overseeding to help your lawn recover and get back to full health.

If grubs have infested your lawn this year, you should schedule preventative grub control treatments to prevent a repeat infestation next year!

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

If grubs have infested your lawn, we are the company to call. We offer curative treatments that can stop grubs in their tracks, and we also offer lawn care services that you can take advantage of to help your turf recover from grub damage. We offer our grub control service to homeowners in Arlington, VA, and throughout the surrounding areas like Falls Church and McLean. Give us a call at (703) 532-4911 to schedule this service today!