Hate grub worms!!!

desertlady

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Early spring I worked hard to tilled the dirt over, I pulled out so many and fed the chickens ! I bought some granuals that will kill them right in the garden. the other day, I went to loosen up the soil and found more. Grrrr!
 

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Oh wow, that is a pretty heavy population you've got there! Are they the big ones or little? The big ones turn into big green June-beetles and they can really do a lot of damage to your fruit trees. I am not sure why, because we have never done anything to our front yard other than mow it, but the past two years we have had a period of a couple of days where 100s of the june-beetles hatch out and swarm all over the yard. Not any in the back yard, just the front! Nothing special or different other than I think the previous owners did "weed and feed" the front, but that was over 6 years ago. After they came back last year, we decided to sprinkle the granules to kill them. I hated to do it, but that was just way too many june-beetles for me! Ugh. I think the smaller ones turn into either may-beetles (little brown ones) or japanese beetles. Do you have a lot of mole damage too? Moles love to eat those little suckers. My chickens do too, but they are too lazy to dig them for themselves, but I always feed them to them if I find any while I'm digging. A good source of protein at least! :p
 

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These are the brown type bettles. they are about inch long. They will come out and fly around 4th of july. very pesty bugs!
 

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Thank you MajorCatfish, I read the advice on Milky Spores and read more bout them. We put some down a few days ago. I also read if you get rid of the food for vermin they will leave too. I planed a peach tree, just a small thing, So I don't need the grubs, Japanese beatles or the voile. Thanks CLAP
 

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Plant some 4 o'clocks, they can't resist they love them and they are deadly poison killing them w/I minutes of eating them. (in the beetle stage )


Also geraniums paralyze them for hours, giving preditors time to eat them
 

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CLAPgardens said:
Thank you MajorCatfish, I read the advice on Milky Spores and read more bout them. We put some down a few days ago. I also read if you get rid of the food for vermin they will leave too. I planed a peach tree, just a small thing, So I don't need the grubs, Japanese beatles or the voile. Thanks CLAP
:welcome Welcome to TEG and hope you stay awhile! This is a friendly place with lots of nice folks!
 

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