We ensure grubs stay out of your lawn with our expert grub control treatments for properties in the Greater Des Moines, IA area.

Preventative and curative treatments for white grubs work to eliminate them so they don't feed on the roots of your grass.

Waking up to find brown patches in your grass is a disconcerting feeling, especially if you're taking the time to care for it and maintain it. Patchy lawns can be attributed to several different causes, but one of the bigger causes is the emergence of white grubs. Grubs will quickly feed on the roots of your grass and will destroy your whole lawn without preventative or curative treatments.

Our expert grub control applications ensure that these pests are kept out of your central Iowa yard, including areas such as Des Moines, West Des Moines, Ankeny, and the many surrounding cities.


What Are White Grubs & How to Tell if Your Yard Has Them

Close up photo of a grub emerging from the soil in Des Moines, IA.

White grubs are the larvae of different types of beetles such as Japanese beetles and June bugs. They hatch in June or July and immediately start feeding on the roots of the surrounding grass. If they are left unchecked, they will rapidly destroy a lawn. As the larvae turn into beetles, they will lay more eggs, continuing their cycle.

If you're worried your lawn may be suffering from a grub infestation, there are some common signs of white grubs such as:

  • Brown patches of dead grass
  • Dead grass that rolls up like a carpet
  • Spongy-feeling grass
  • Visible grubs under the grass
  • Increased presence of raccoons, skunks, and birds in your lawn

How We Stop Grubs from Destroying Lawns in Central Iowa

The team at A+ Lawn & Landscape has more than 30 years of experience caring for lawns in central Iowa. Our knowledge and expertise allow us to help stop grubs before they destroy your entire yard. In June or July, we administer a preventative grub control treatment over your lawn, which should stop most grubs from feeding on the grass.

If you didn't get a preventative treatment, we also offer curative grub control applications. We apply these once signs of grub damage have become visible. This unfortunately doesn't reverse any damage already caused by the grubs, but it will keep them from damaging any more of your lawn.

We can help repair grub damage with lawn repair services such as core aeration and overseeding.


If you suspect you have a problem with grubs in your grass, contact us for grub control treatments.

Do you think your lawn may have issues with grubs? If you suspect that's the problem, then contact our team today to set up an estimate for grub control treatments! We are available at (515) 777-7846 or submit our online contact form to reach one of our professionals.

Our grub control services are available for residential and commercial properties in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Ankeny, and neighboring areas of our central Iowa region. Don't let grubs get the best of you—let us help you get rid of them!