Grub season strikes again

4:18 PM, May 16, 2011   |    comments
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ORONO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Here's a riddle for you, what's white, hungry and can wreck your lawn?

A white grub. You might not always see the insect itself, but you can't miss the damage it causes to lawns and other green spaces.

The bug is the larvae of different species of beetles and can turn a green, healthy lawn into a brown eyesore. But there is a solution -- several in fact.

According to Insect Diagnostician Clay Kirby, if you've got a consistent grub problem, it's time to take preventative measures.

"You want that protective material in the lawn waiting for the newly hatched white grubs and of course the smaller the white grub, the easier it is to kill it," said Kirby.

For more information on grubs and what you can do to save your lawn, call the Pest Management Co-operative Extension at 581-2963.


















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