Grubs, Part II – Life Cycle and Characteristics of a Grub

It’s summer in Minnesota.  While we shake off our winter blahs, our yard pests come out of hibernation and begin the devastation of our yards.  One of the most irritating pests in our yards is Grubs

The life cycle of a common White Grub is usually around three years.  The younger grubs cause the least amount of damage to your plants and trees, whereas the older grubs, or two- to three- year old grubs cause the most damage.

The White Grub larvae are white and C-shaped.  The body is somewhat transparent, or see-through.  The White Grub larva will have a brown head, obvious mandibles and three sets of legs.  One-year old grubs may be hard to see or recognize, while the two- and three-year old grubs will be approximately one-half inch in length.  You will see several grubs in your soil when preparing a flower bed or digging in your garden if there is an issue.

If you suspect a grub infestation, it is important to act quickly.  Call your friendly Eco Tech representative today for a free consultation; we can begin our earth-friendly organic treatment of the pests immediately.  Eco Tech – your “green, clean pest control solution”.

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Please visit our website for part III of our “Grubs” series. 

 

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