Grub Control

Long-Term Grub Control

Grubs can ruin your yard in Tri-State Area.

Grubs are an expected part of a lawn's ecosystem, but can become out of control and damage your lawn.

You may ask yourself, is grub control really necessary? The answer is yes, if you want a healthy lawn. Grubs are the larvae of Japanese beetles, AKA those annoying bugs likely clogging your pool filter every summer. They are prolific and common in the U.S. east of the Mississippi River, although some have also spread west.

Consistent, annual treatment is very important because of a grub's seasonal lifecycle. If any beetles have laid their eggs in your lawn's soil over the course of the past year, your lawn could be seriously damaged by early fall. That's why we offer initial grub treatments and follow-up maintenance to dramatically reduce the number of grubs in your yard.

We use granules on residential and commercial lawns to effectively control chinch bugs, mole crickets, grub worms and more. We recommend customers to mow the lawn and rake out dead grass and thatch before we apply treatment, which allows the treatment or granules to penetrate better and reduces the amount of insecticide bound up by surface debris. We apply a grub control granule throughout the lawn, and then we water the product into the soil. It takes up to 10-14 days for the grubs to begin dying after the insecticide is applied.

Reach out to Alford Pest Control for effective grub control services in your neighborhood, starting with a free estimate. Call 1-844-262-8321 or click to schedule yours.

Effective Grub Control & Preventative Action

When left untreated, grubs are very likely to come back every year. Almost all lawns have grubs at some point or even all the time. Newly hatched grubs are big eaters! Grubs eat the most in the Fall and progressively less as they mature in the Spring. In fact, when grubs are nearly ready to change into beetles, they stop eating.

What are some signs of grubs?

  • Grass with damaged roots will begin to thin, yellow, and die.
  • Irregular patches of brown grass will appear in random places in your lawn.
  • Grass will feel very spongy and will pull up very easily.
  • Grass will be very vulnerable to drought and other stressors.

How effective your lawn treatments are can depend on when they are applied. For example, grubs that feed in July will set the stage for lawn damage by the time fall comes around. That's why preventative compounds should ideally be applied in April or May — by July, the treatment should be active in the right areas.

Unfortunately, grubs are not likely to go away on their own. However, a naturally occurring pathogen, milky spore disease (Bacillus popilliae), will kill grubs without harming you or your garden. This natural remedy can take a while to become fully effective — one to three years, in fact.

Call Alford Pest Control for a free grub control estimate today! We serve homeowners and business owners throughout West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky, including Portsmouth, Ashland, Saint Albans, Marietta, Lucasville, South Charleston, Beckley, and the local area.

Professional Pest Management & Customer Safety

Our technicians follow strict guidelines and laws set by Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia departments of agriculture. Our team also closely follows all product label instructions. All of the products we use are EPA certified and child and pet friendly.

We strongly recommended letting professional licensed pest control technicians apply any chemical applications and treatments. Please adhere to any restrictions or instructions given by your pest control specialist following the pest treatment(s).

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our service area

We serve the following areas

West Virginia
  • Amma
  • Ansted
  • Belva
  • Bickmore
  • Birch River
  • Bomont
  • Brohard
  • Calvin
  • Canvas
  • Clay
  • Craigsville
  • Creston
  • Dille
  • Drennen
  • Duck
  • Edmond
  • Fayetteville
  • Fenwick
  • Gilboa
  • Hico
  • Indore
  • Ivydale
  • Keslers Cross Lanes
  • Lansing
  • Left Hand
  • Leivasy
  • Lookout
  • Looneyville
  • Maysel
  • Meadow Bridge
  • Mount Lookout
  • Mount Nebo
  • Nallen
  • Nebo
  • Nettie
  • Newton
  • Pool
  • Procious
  • Richwood
  • Spring Dale
  • Summersville
  • Swiss
  • Tioga
  • Victor
  • Wallback
  • Widen
  • Winona
  • New Matamoras
  • Newport
  • Wingett Run
Our Locations:

Alford Pest Control
6316 MacCorkle Ave SW St. Unit A
Albans, WV 25177
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