How do you get rid of cockchafer

I've had a flock of sparrows feeding off our lawns for months now. I think they might be after a Cockshafer grub. They have pretty much scarified the lawns for me but need to get rid of the grub so I can fertilise for spring. Any ideas on what to use on the lawn to eradicate these little buggers?


11 August 2016 06:23 AM

Hi Glen,

Thank you for contacting us regarding control curl grubs, Curl grubs are the larvae form of scarab beetles, mainly the African Black Beetle. The peak egg laying period for African Black Beetle is mid spring to mid summer. Applying Yates Baythroid from late winter to late spring will help reduce the number of adult African Black Beetles and that lay eggs that would develop into curl grubs. Help keep your lawn strong and healthy by giving it a weekly deep watering, mowing at a higher level and feeding it regularly with Yates Dynamic Lifter Organic Lawn Food. Hope this helps and happy gardening. Best Regards, Louise Yates Horticulturalist

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