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Post by nygmen » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:02 pm

Will the Grubex I just bought kill the earthworms in my yard too?

I hope not...

Does anyone know?

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Post by stuward » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:56 pm

Keep your lawn fertilized and mowed and you shouldn't have any problems. You don't need pesticides.

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Post by nygmen » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:53 pm

I just knew you were gonna say that...

now I feel way to guilty to put it on my lawn, even thought the bastards are eating my grass, and the neighborhood skunk loves to dine at my house (ie dig holes in my yard).

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Post by bob » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:08 pm

You might try using parasitic nematodes which eat their way through the grub. Check out http://www.gardensalive.com and search for grub control.

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Post by hoosegow » Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:14 am

Does Grubex work better than NOxPlode?

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Post by jtw » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:22 am

i've used Grubex, and it seems to work. it's not really a permanent solution since you have to reapply, but it lasted the summer.

didn't appear to kill my earthworms but i didn't really check...
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Post by jtw » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:22 am

now if i could find a way to kill all the japanese beetles in a 10 mile radius....

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Post by bob » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:39 am

Check with your local nursery and ask if they have beneficial nematodes or parasitic wasps. Animals dig up the lawn to get to the grubs, so now you have two problems. Once you kill off the food source of the animals, they will hopefuly move on. Grubs feed on the roots, causung the turf to pull up easily.

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