Lawn and Turf: Grubs

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In Southwest Florida, it is not uncommon for your property to suffer from an invasion of grubs. Though some grubs are non-invasive, there are several grub species that cause damage to your lawn, turf, and landscaping. In the Fort Myers Area, the white grub is well known for causing a pest control issue.

White Grubs

White grubs are in fact, the larvae of scarab beetles. Once they hatch from eggs laid in soil, white grubs experience three stages of larval development and will also pupate in the soil. The third form of development is considered the most damaging and lengthy stage of life for the white grub.


A sample from your turf will be assessed by our pest removal specialists to determine if your home has a grub invasion. Proper monitoring and identification can prevent turf loss and costly renovation.


As with all our services, our trained professionals will create a custom plan for you and your lawn/turf that will provide long-lasting results. In most instances, an insecticide will be applied to your grass/turf to avoid additional serious damage to your grass and roots. Insecticides can be used as both a curative and preventative method of pest control treatment. Curative control will be necessary if eggs have already hatched and grubs are present in your soil. Preventative treatment is a solution for property owners who would like to avoid any damage before it occurs.

Signs of Grub Infestation

Inspect your turf and grass for thinning, yellowing patches. These unsightly patches will be soft and spongy. As time progresses, scattered and irregular patches of brown grass will appear and expand. The damage to grass is occurring at the root, caused by injury resulting from grub activity. A damaged root reduces the turf’s ability to absorb the necessary water and nutrients to withstand stress caused by droughts and other outside factors.

A sample from your turf will be assessed by our pest removal specialists to determine if your home has a grub invasion.

When You Should Call Us:

Before You Have A Problem

If you are moving into a new home, contact us about regular preventative pest control to keep pests out of your home and yard.

As Soon As You See A Problem

If you see a single bug that is still living or active, chances are there could be many more hiding nearby. Call us immediately!

Whenever You Need Help

We can handle any pest problem, no matter how severe, so don’t give up. Give us a call, and you may be surprised at what we can do!

We have proudly served Southwest Florida residents for over 5 decades providing top-rated, quality pest control, and maintenance services in Fort Myers and the surrounding areas. As a locally-owned business, we truly care about using effective and efficient products to keep our neighbors protected.


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Fort Myers Pest Control has proved that with experience, commitment, and deep family roots, you can eradicate pests for the long haul. Established in 1966 by George and Doris Smith, Fort Myers Pest Control has been locally owned and operated for two generations. Experience and commitment to innovation are standards throughout the industry, but it’s Fort Myers Pest Control’s deep roots in the community, the pride of ownership, and local decision-making that account for the outstanding reputation the company has earned over the past 50 years. With Fort Myers Pest Control, you get everything you would from a national brand with more personal contact, customized solutions, and a higher degree of flexibility.

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