Posts Tagged ‘grubs’

Dill Talks to WLBZ about Grub Season

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

James Dill, a pest management specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with WLBZ (Channel 2) about grubs — the immature larvae of beetles that can cause dead, brown patches on lawns. Dill said grubs also attract other animals, such as skunks and crows, that can damage lawns by digging. Dill warns that treatment should have been done in the fall, and any method used now — such as pesticides or microscopic worms that eat the grubs — will only prevent more grubs from emerging later. He adds grub patterns can be unpredictable, and suggests contacting a professional before using chemicals.

Got Grubs?

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Clay Kirby, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Insect Diagnostician, talks about grubs on WLBZ2: Grub Season Strikes Again!