By Paul Schmitt
Homeowners who had to deal with dead spots and torn up lawns this spring should take action soon to prevent the same problem next year. The European Chafer beetle, more commonly called the June bugs, is the culprit that caused a lot of lawn damage in the early spring. The beetle is in a grub worm stage that feeds on the grass roots while animals and birds dig at the lawns to get a meal. Trevor Marin of Lawn & Landscape Specialists says July is a good time to take care of the June bugs.
Marin says most lawns will recover during the season with additional lawn care, but insecticides are needed to deal with the grubs at this time to prevent a reoccurrence next year.