Grub Control Services in Macomb, Chesterfield, & Shelby, MI | Big Lakes Lawncare
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Grub Control Services in Macomb, Chesterfield, & Shelby, MI

Our grub control services are offered as both preventative and curative treatments.

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Grub control treatments for Chesterfield, Macomb, and surrounding areas of Michigan.

Keep your grass safe from the threat of white grubs with routine applications.

Close up photo of a white grub larvae in Macomb, MI.

During the summer, a threat to your lawn emerges when white grubs hatch and begin feasting on the roots of your grass. These larvae of beetles are a menace to lawns across our area and without treatment, can rapidly destroy your entire lawn.

We provide routine grub control applications for properties in Macomb, Chesterfield, Shelby, and the surrounding areas of Michigan.


Where Do White Grubs Come From?

A white grub is the larvae of a beetle, typically a Japanese beetle or June bug. Adult beetles lay their eggs in the soil just below your grass and the grubs hatch from them in July, August, or September. As soon as they hatch, they begin eating your grass and killing it as they go.

Once they reach the pupal stage, they go back into the soil to finish transforming into adult beetles, beginning the cycle all over again.


Signs that You Have Grubs in Your Lawn

A home lawn with grass rolled up from grub damage in Shelby, MI.

There are a few typical signs of white grubs being present in your lawn. If you are concerned that you may have grubs, this is what you need to look out for:

  • Brown patches of grass: If you have patches of dead grass, this can be linked to a few reasons, but grubs are a likely cause.
  • Dead grass that rolls up like carpet: If the grass in those brown patches can easily roll up like carpet and feels spongy, then it was probably destroyed by grubs.
  • Visible grubs in the soil: While a few grubs in the soil are normal, if you see an excess amount, then you have a grub problem.
  • Increased animal presence: If you see raccoons, skunks, or other animals rooting around in your lawn, it could be because they are hunting for grubs.

Beetles prefer to lay their eggs in sunny, drier areas of your lawn, so keep an eye out for those parts of the yard in particular.


How to Prevent Grub Damage

While these pests can cause irreparable damage, the good news is that it is easy to prevent this damage. The best course of action is to put down a preventative treatment that will take care of most of them before they even hatch. This treatment should typically be applied sometime in June.

If you do have grubs in the yard, we can also apply a curative treatment that will stop them after they hatch and keep them from doing any further damage to your grass.


Having issues with grubs in your lawn? Contact us for a consultation.

In Macomb, Shelby, Chesterfield, and the nearby cities in Michigan, our company provides preventative and post-emergent grub control treatments for all types of properties. If you are having issues with grubs in your lawn, then contact us at (586) 200-0855 to set up a consultation.

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