BUR-HAN Garden & Lawn Care is excited to announce that we have fully switched over from our previous product of Nematodes (microscopic roundworms) to a new superior product called Grub Gone. Previously, Nematodes were the only natural form of defence against the Chafer Beetle Grub. Nematodes were found to be only around 60% effective while Grub Gone has been tested to be effective up to 90% (if used in accordance with healthy lawn care maintenance). The benefit of Grub Gone is that it is effective against all stages of the chafer grub and chafer beetle and allows for Spring and Fall applications. This product is also completely safe for kids, pets, pollinators and aquatics.
The most important thing to note about the new Grub Gone application (or any organic form of Chafer Beetle Control) is that it is always recommended in ADDITION to a healthy lawn maintenance plan. Regular watering, fertilizing, aeration and mowing will ensure a healthy lawn with a strong root system and this will be your first form of defence against the beetle. It has been found through local testing, that while the product only has to be watered in within 72 hours after application, regular watering of the lawn increases the effectiveness of the product. The grub ranges through a variety of depths in the soil and will only be effected by the product if it comes into contact with it. It is through deep watering that the product will be worked into the zone of the soil that contain the chafer grubs. Application of this product does not guarantee 100% removal of all grubs. In highly infested zones, predation will still occur with damage being visible from animals searching for the grub. This damage will still be greatly reduced then if no application had been done at all. It is only through yearly applications that the population can be reduced. Some lawn repair may still be required in heavily infested zones.
Please find below some additional information on this new product as well as the European Chafer Beetle turf pest and how to deal with Chafer related lawn damage.