4 Tell-Tale Signs That Your Lawn Is Infested With Grubs

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4 Tell-Tale Signs That Your Lawn Is Infested With Grubs

Grubs season has arrived here in Arizona, and it's time to be on the lookout for them. They may be small, but they are capable of causing extensive damage to your lawn if they aren't taken care of as soon as possible. If you notice one of these four tell-tale signs of a grub infestation, you need to reach out to a lawn care professional for grub control treatments. First, try walking on your lawn to see how it feels. Turf suffering from grub damage will feel spongy when you walk on it. Check for any increased wildlife activity on your property because certain animals will dig up your lawn looking for grubs to munch on. Another indicator of a grub infestation is if you see brown patches popping up on your lawn. Finally, if you check in your soil and notice a lot of grubs gathered in one area, it's a sign you have an infestation.

1. Your Lawn Feels Spongy When You Walk On It

If your lawn is suffering from a grub infestation, you'll notice that your turf will feel spongy and bouncy when you walk on it. That's because grubs feed on the roots of your grass and can leave your turf unanchored to the soil, so your lawn will feel spongy and loose when you walk on it. So, if you notice your grass is softer than usual, try lifting it up. If you can successfully lift your grass with little to no resistance and roll it up like a carpet, that's a surefire sign that your lawn has a grub infestation, and you should reach out to a lawn care specialist for further assistance.

2. You Notice An Increase In Animal Activity On Your Lawn

Sometimes you don't even need to go outside yourself to tell if you have a grub infestation. If you look out onto your property and see wildlife digging in your lawn, there's a good chance they're looking for grubs. The presence of grubs tends to attract animals like raccoons and birds onto your property. They'll dig holes in your lawn to search for grubs. If you notice increased animal activity on your property, there's a good chance that your lawn is infested with grubs.

3. Brown Patches Are Popping Up On Your Lawn


Since grubs feed on the roots of your grass, you'll notice patches of your lawn thinning or turning brown. That's because grub activity in those spots might be so heavy that they managed to sever the connection between your turf and its roots. In cases like these, it's best to reach out to a lawn care specialist to eliminate the grubs, so you can begin to nurse your lawn back to health!

Schedule services like aeration, overseeding, and fertilization to restore your lawn to its pristine condition after your grub problem has been dealt with!

4. When You Dig Up Your Lawn, You See Grubs In Your Soil

If you suspect your lawn is infested with grubs, it may be best to take a small shovel and start digging to see for yourself. After all, seeing is believing. So, if you see five or more grubs in a 1-foot square area in your soil, it's likely you have a grub infestation. At this point, you should reach out to a lawn care specialist so they can administer a curative grub control treatment!

Call Us Today To Schedule Our Curative Grub Control Treatment!

At Little John's Lawns, we use a special treatment to stop grubs from damaging your lawn. We help properties in Gilbert, AZ, and nearby areas like Chandler and Mesa. We're here for all your pest control needs in Gilbert, Arizona.Call us today to schedule our grub control treatment!