Biological Control for Chafer Grubs in lawns
If your lawn is being ripped up by birds, foxes or badgers it is usually because there are ‘tasty’ leatherjackets or chafer grubs beneath it ! The classic symptoms you may also see are slow grass growth, often with yellow patches and, as there are few roots left on the grass, it is also easily pulled up.
Check which pest you have by lifting a piece of damaged turf :
If you have leatherjackets then you need ‘Leather Jacket Killer’ (see separate product ) Leatherjackets are about 25mm (1in) long greyish black, almost tubular and somewhat transparent and are the larval stage of craneflies or daddy-longlegs. These generally start to appear towards the end of August and within days they lay eggs, these hatching within two weeks, the resulting grubs starting to feed on the grass roots.
If you have Chafer Grubs you need this product, ‘Chafer Grub Killer’ : Chafer grubs are a creamy colour, about 15-40mm long and with a distinct and sizeable brownish head. The beetles emerge from lawns and lay eggs which then hatch into the grubs. (see picture on small Chafer Grub control )
If you find both pests then you need both treatments.
For use during August, September and October, before the grubs go too deep in to the soil. A great and totally safe way to control these pests. Heavy infestations and earlier infestations should also be treated in April too
Contains 50 millions natural, beneficial nematodes and must be refrigerated, and used before the expiry date printed on the pack. Needs to be applied to moist soil, and the soil must be kept moist for the first two weeks. Follow instructions on the pack.
Treats up to 100m2 (125 sq.yds)