Question by  Josh1981 (23)

What is the best thing to do to get rid of tree grubs?

I have noticed over the last several days that my trees have grubs, I do not want to lose my trees but can not use anything that would harm my pets or children.


Answer by  BrendaG (6111)

Grub worms eat roots from your lawn and many trees. You can plant to attract birds that will eat the worms, such as robins. There are organic sprays that are available that are safe to use around pets and children.


Answer by  Destiany (107)

The grub you see is actually the larva stage of the borer beetle. These insects enter the tree through wounds in the bark where they lay their eggs. These insects bore into the tree flesh before re-emerging an adult. The most effective way in which to control the borer is through spraying the trunk with an insecticide known as Merit.


Answer by  worker7369 (103)

Select an appropriate natural insecticide, such as Monterey products. Additionally, providing appropriate ground cover between trees allows an additional habitat and food source for grubs other than your trees. Do not mow between trees from May to early August to reduce numbers of laying grubs.


Answer by  Sylvia (759)

Many treatments are available. First and foremost when working with a diseased plant it is always important to clean any implements after each use. Ladybugs, lacewings, and praying mantis are natures cure. Or, you can spread the grandules of milky spore around the area. The spore will multiple and maintain the area for years to come.

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