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Old 05-22-2016, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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My favorite and recommended is #3 below.

According to MSU Turf Tips:

Best Choices for Grub Control Products
  1. Scotts Grub-Ex - Granular
    chlorantraniliprole 0.08%
    Apply between April 15 and May 15 for best results, but can be applied through June 20th.
  2. Bayer Advanced Season Long Grub Control and Turf Revitalizer - Granular
    imidacloprid 0.25% and fertilizer
    Apply between June 1 and July 15 for best results.
  3. Bayer Advanced Complete Insect Killer Granules - Granular
    cyfluthrin 0.05% and imidacloprid 0.15%
    Apply between June 1 and July 15 for best results.
  4. Bayer Advanced Season-Long Grub Control Liquid - attach-to-hose-bottle
    imidacloprid 1.47%
    Apply between June 1 and July 15 for best results.
  5. (local distributors name) Premium Grub Control (Do not confuse with "Premium Insect Control")
    imidacloprid 0.2%
    Apply between June 1 and July 15 for best results.
Poor Choices for Grub Control Products
  1. Bayer Advanced Complete Insect Killer Liquid attach-to-hose-bottle
    cyfluthrin 0.36% and imidacloprid 0.72%
    This product will not deliver enough imidacloprid to work effectively - do not confuse this with the Bayer Advanced combination granular or the Bayer Advanced attach-to-hose-bottle product containing only imidacloprid (both of which do deliver enough chemical per area to be effective).
  2. Spectracide Triazicide Insect Killer Once and Done Granules
    gamma-cyhalothrin 0.05%
    Will not kill grubs at any rate.

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Old 05-22-2016, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Default All About Grubs!

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Old 05-22-2016, 05:52 PM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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Early April is when you treat for grubs. If you missed that date then you need to treat in the early fall when the grubs begin to grow into adults. You can put down whatever you want after April, and it won't do a damn bit of good til the cool weather returns.
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Old 05-22-2016, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Default How To Get Rid Of Grub Worms In The Lawn

Fast forward to 4:30 mins for an excellent explanation of how grubs grow through the seasons (it is an annual process).

Grubs start feeding in early July through August with brown spots displaying in September.

Grubs can actually feed in late March-April, but as Allyn highlights, one of the BIGGEST misconceptions is treating for grubs in the Spring timeframe of late March/April (8:00 mins).

Treat for grubs in June with a preventive product and it must be watered in.

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Old 05-23-2016, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Just picked up a 20,000 Sq ft bag of Bayer Advanced Complete Insect Killer Granules at Lowes for $17...excellent price!
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Old 06-17-2018, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Going with Bayer Advanced Season Long Grub Control and Turf Revitalizer - Granular this year.

Just put it down today.

Be sure to time your product correctly depending on which one you go with.
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Old 06-18-2018, 10:17 AM
 
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No grub control, fungicide, or other extra chemical treatments for me. Haven't used anything besides a crabgrass pre-emergent and miloganite for years along with spot spraying some dandelions in spring.

Anytime I dig up a chunk of grass, I do find grubs. If your grass is healthy, you cut high, apply milorganite, and promote deep roots with with infrequent deep watering....your yard can handle a population of grubs. I don't aerate either.

Sometimes we all try to make lawncare more difficult than it needs to be. The more chemicals you apply to your yards, the harder it is on your grass. Lawn chemicals also get in the way of deep root growth of your grass.

I'm a fan of "The Lawncare Nut", but he seems to be pushing more chemicals lately, or maybe I just noticed it after signing up for his email updates. Of course I'm sure there's more money in kickbacks/referrals from the chemical providers. Probably not a lot of money in just keeping it simple with Milorganite, cutting high, and watering deeply.

Anyhow just my two cents.
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Old 06-18-2018, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Northern Appalachia
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No grub control, fungicide, or other extra chemical treatments for me. Haven't used anything besides a crabgrass pre-emergent and miloganite for years along with spot spraying some dandelions in spring.

Anytime I dig up a chunk of grass, I do find grubs. If your grass is healthy, you cut high, apply milorganite, and promote deep roots with with infrequent deep watering....your yard can handle a population of grubs. I don't aerate either.

Sometimes we all try to make lawncare more difficult than it needs to be. The more chemicals you apply to your yards, the harder it is on your grass. Lawn chemicals also get in the way of deep root growth of your grass.

I'm a fan of "The Lawncare Nut", but he seems to be pushing more chemicals lately, or maybe I just noticed it after signing up for his email updates. Of course I'm sure there's more money in kickbacks/referrals from the chemical providers. Probably not a lot of money in just keeping it simple with Milorganite, cutting high, and watering deeply.

Anyhow just my two cents.
I disagree on the grubs. I get them every year in the same sections of my lawn. I can take a thatch rake and pull up big sections of grass because the roots have been eaten. I get these brown spots earlier than what has been mentioned. I'll probably start seeing them in late July. I'll throw some grass seed down and usually have new grass by September. I've used all the grub control products on the market but they always come back.
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Old 06-18-2018, 01:59 PM
 
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I disagree on the grubs. I get them every year in the same sections of my lawn. I can take a thatch rake and pull up big sections of grass because the roots have been eaten. I get these brown spots earlier than what has been mentioned. I'll probably start seeing them in late July. I'll throw some grass seed down and usually have new grass by September. I've used all the grub control products on the market but they always come back.
If it's same spots, seems grass is having trouble getting fully established before next year grubs attacked. We have lots of grubs in both the lawn and flower beds that I see anytime I'm digging around. But minimal die-back from grub damage. Our grass is very established so probably more tolerant of the grub activity.
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Old 06-18-2018, 02:09 PM
 
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This is the third year that I've put down Dylox (first week of June) and there's been no sign of moles or patches of dead lawn.
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