Grubs are the larvae of different types of beetles. These pests are the worst during the late summer and fall in Delaware and Pennsylvania. If you suspect that grubs have infested your turf, there are a few tell-tale signs to look out for. First, your lawn might feel spongey when you walk on it and lift like a carpet because they feed on the roots, untethering it to the soil. Other signs include irregular patches of brown grass popping up and an increased animal presence on your lawn, which could indicate that animals are feasting on grubs that are present. If you suspect your lawn has a grub problem, it's best to contact professionals and schedule curative treatments immediately to eliminate the infestation.

Grubs Will Make Your Lawn Feel Spongey When You Walk On It & Lift Up Like a Carpet

Several grubs found beneath turf at a home in Wilmington, DE.

If your lawn feels spongey when you walk on it, this could indicate that it's struggling with grub damage. The sensation of a spongey lawn occurs because grubs eat through the roots of your grass, leaving them detached from the soil. As a result, your turf won't be anchored well to the ground, which will make it feel soft like a sponge underfoot. Your lawn will also lift up like a carpet if the grubs have chewed away at its roots.

Irregular Patches of Brown Grass on Your Lawn Can Indicate a Grub Infestation

If you happen to notice irregular patches of brown grass scattered across your lawn, then it could be an indication of a grub infestation. As grubs feed on the roots of your turf, it hinders its ability to absorb nutrients and resources. Without these vital resources, it can't stay healthy and green. As a result, it causes it to die and turn brown.

A Grub Infestation Can Result in an Increased Animal Presence on Your Lawn

If you notice an unusual number of animals on your lawn, it could be a sign of a grub infestation. Grubs are a favorite food of animals like birds, raccoons, and squirrels, so they tend to flock to lawns that are infested with these pests. If you see these visitors on your lawn, it's a good idea to investigate further to see if there is a grub problem that needs to be addressed. You may also notice small holes in your lawn from animals digging for grubs, which can further damage it.

Contact Pros Immediately if You Suspect a Grub Infestation

If you have found any of the previously listed signs of a grub infestation, call professionals immediately. These professionals have the knowledge and experience to accurately diagnose the severity of the grub infestation before administering a highly effective curative grub control treatment to get rid of them. That way, your lawn can focus on recovering.

After a grub infestation has been eliminated, you may need to invest in lawn care services like fertilization, aeration, and overseeding to help your turf recover.

Call to schedule our grub control service!

At Delaware Valley Turf, we offer reliable grub control solutions to residential and commercial property owners in Wilmington, DE, as well as many locations in Pennsylvania, including Doylestown and Bryn Mawr. We recommend scheduling our curative grub control treatments as soon as possible if you notice any signs of a grub infestation on your lawn. Our team will apply these highly effective treatments to eliminate the grubs, and if you want better protection for the future, you can take advantage of our preventative applications to keep them from infesting again. Give us a call today at (610) 328-4170 to schedule our grub control service!