Grub Pest Control

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Leatherjacket and Chafer Grub Control


Due to several years without a chemical control for these soil dwelling pests, more and more lawns and sports pitches have been decimated by these small critters. Leatherjackets (larvae of Crane Fly) and Chafer Grubs (larvae of Chafer Beetles) live in the soil feeding on the roots of the grass, causing areas of turf to deteriorate, or even die off/disappear completely.

In the UK towards the end of 2023, a solution has become available for turf professionals like Will’s Norfolk Lawns. An Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach can now be carefully carried out to reduce the risk of further attacks from these pests in the future.


To understand in more detail how Leatherjackets and Chafer Grubs might be affecting your lawn, please use the following links:

Understanding Leatherjackets

Understanding Chafer Grubs

Our Integrated Pest Management Approach
Using the latest controls and information available, we can produce a recovery plan for your lawn should it be suffering from Leatherjacket or Chafer Grub damage. The plan will include a combination of;

It is important that your lawn is assessed thoroughly prior to attempting to manage Leatherjackets or Chafer Grubs. With several varying factors in play such as grub species, weather conditions, soil and grass types, it is vital that an accurate identification is carried out to ensure the correct recovery plan can be put into place.

The above plan is appropriate for a 90% chance of grub control. Without a meticulous approach, the success rate of control will drop, or be ineffective altogether.

Due to the life cycle of some grubs being up to three years, it might be necessary to repeat the recovery plan on an annual basis for 1-3 years to reduce the chances of future damage.


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