For many property owners in Iowa, one thing that they need to watch out for is grubs. Even when they are in grub form and up until they become beetles, they are very destructive and invasive. Grubs can destroy your lawn. These white, worm-like larvae feed on the roots of the grass, resulting in dead patches all over your property.

And when they become beetles, they will turn their attention to your landscape. This time, they will feed on the leaves, fruits, and flowers of your plants. Our professionals are prepared to deal with your grub problem. But it would be better to prevent an infestation from happening through preventive grub control treatments.

Grubs can cause extensive damage to your lawn and landscape.

Grub damage to a lawn in Pleasant Hill, IA.

When dealing with grubs, there are two issues that property owners must watch out for, lawn damage and landscape damage. Grubs typically hatch in June or July and will begin to eat away at your lawn's root system throughout the summer and into early fall. When their life cycle continues they eventually become beetles and will begin to eat your landscape plants.

When grubs hatch and begin to feed they can cause a lot of damage to your lawn. Grubs are the larva of the beetle and what they do is eat the roots of your grass. Although a few grubs will not have much effect on a healthy lawn, if the lawn becomes infested it can kill a large area of the lawn. How do you know if you have grubs infesting your lawn? If you begin to see wilted blades of grass, followed by larger brown patches, then the lawn becomes spongy and will lift with ease from the soil you have all the tell-tale signs of a grub infestation.

Grub damage does not stop there. As the life cycle continues, these grubs will become beetles. This time they will be targeting your landscaping plants, flowers, and other foliage.

If not dealt with right away, Japanese beetles will leave your leaves full of holes and looking unsightly.

The most effective treatment for a grub infestation is a preventive control.

While there are ways to deal with grubs and Japanese beetles once you've discovered that your property is riddled with them, the best treatment is to prevent them from hatching and starting their life cycle. Many times, you may not even realize that your lawn has already been invaded until it's too late.

Remember that grubs live in your under your turf in your soil. You might notice a few signs before they have done much damage. If you notice an abundance of birds or other animals like moles or raccoons, this might be another sign of infestation. Grubs are part of their diet, so if there is an increase in animal activity in your lawn, you should check your lawn for grubs.

But if you do not have the time to always be on the lookout for grubs, go for preventive treatment. This will ease your worries because you know that your property will be protected from these invasive species.

Call (515) 289-2020 and sign up for our preventive grub control services.

Here at A+ Lawn & Landscape, we have been tackling grubs for years. Established in 1988, we know exactly what to do to keep these pests out of your lawn. We offer both curative treatment and preventive grub control treatment for commercial and residential properties in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Ankeny, and surrounding areas in Iowa. Call us today at (515) 289-2020 so we can give you an estimate of your services.