White grubs are the larval stage of many insects. When there is a White Grub infestation, plants can be damaged and die. Lawns will have dead spots.
Azadirachtin is a natural insect growth regulator which is derived from the neem seed (neem oil). It is a very effective grub killer to keep your organic garden healthy. Azadirachtin interferes with molting, resulting in the death of the grub.
So... What's a White Grub?
White grubs are the larval stage of many insects. They eat the roots of grass and plants. Those most commonly encountered by home gardeners are the June bug, European Chafer, Masked Chafer, Billbug, Oriental Beetle, and Japanese Beetle. They are white in color and C-shaped.
Reproduction Patterns of White Grubs
Reproduction patterns vary to a degree for the life cycles of the commonly encountered insects that have a grub stage. See Reproduction Patterns of the Japanese beetle in Facts About Japanese Beetles.
White Grub's Habitat
The white grub can usually be found in the soil, on plants and in lawns. It prefers sunny areas.
Using azidirachtin as an effective grub killer will allow your organic garden to be free from white grubs which can damage your plants and ruin your harvest.
Symptoms of White Grub Damage
One of the first signs of a grub problem is an influx of birds and sometimes lawn or garden damage from rooting or tunneling of skunks, raccoons, opossums, moles and other animals.
Dead spots on the lawn is another giveaway. Turf pulls up easily like a rug because the roots are severed.
Grubs are serious trouble in gardens, particularly rose gardens.
Results of a White Grub Infestation
When there is a White Grub infestation, plants can be damaged and die.
Lawns will have dead spots. Turf pulls up easily like a rug because the roots are severed.
Natural & Organic Controls
Azadirachtin is a natural insect growth regulator which is derived from the neem seed (neem oil). Products such as Safer® Brand Grub Killer which utilize Azadirachtin are a very effective method for controlling grubs.
Safer® Brand Grub Killer and Safer® Brand BioNEEM works in two different ways. It either prevents the insect from molting to the next life cycle or it puts the insect's growth into an advanced stage, forcing them to grow faster than their body can handle it. Both methods cause the insect to die.
Apply Safer® Brand Grub Killer and Safer® Brand BioNEEM at the first sign of grub activity. You may need to re-apply Safer® Brand Grub Killer and Safer® Brand BioNEEM after every 7 days or so to affect newly hatched grubs.
As always, follow all instructions completely for safe and effective application.
Why Choose an Organic Solution such as Safer® Brand Grub Killer and Safer® Brand BioNEEM? Organic pesticides break down quickly into their natural elements. They are preferable to chemical pesticides that leave residuals where they are sprayed causing long-term detrimental effects on the environment.
Safer® Brand brings you a variety of effective insect control products that are gentler on the environment! Most of them proudly display the OMRI Listed® organic seal and comply for use in organic gardening!