Grubs are a common problem for Texas lawns. Based on the grub life cycle, timing is important on treating your lawn for grubs. The ideal time to treat is late July and into August.
Why is it important to treat for grubs? The grub larval form can do significant damage to the root systems of grass and ornamental plants. Plants damaged by grubs will have weak growth and low plant vigor. Damaged grass will exhibit weak growth and vigor and have irregular patches of dying or dead grass.
A strong indicator, other than noticeable damage, that you have a grub problem is seeing June bugs.
A June bug is an adult grub. If you noticed June bugs in the spring or summer, we highly recommend you treat for grubs.