Scotts Grub Ex is intended to be used for control of Japanese beetles and their grubs for the whole season. It will also control other beetle grubs, chinchbugs, cutworms and their larvae that live under your lawn.
These bugs threaten your yard and garden in a few ways. For one, they will infest the lawn which is not only ugly to look at but is also a danger to your grass as they will eat the roots. The adult Japanese beetles eat the leaves on many different varieties of plants, jeopardizing the plants ability to take care of itself.
The best way to determine if you have a grub problem is to dig up a 1 foot square off the surface of your lawn. Search for C shaped white grubs. If you see more than 6 or 7 of them, there is a potential problem in your yard.
To apply the pesticide, you want to time it in such a way that the grubs are still small and just hatched. To make sure you time it right, you will want to apply it no later than mid-summer. To begin, mow and water your lawn. Using a drop spreader, scatter the pellets evenly around the yard. If any end up on the sidewalk, a patio or any other surfaces other than the yard, sweep them into the yard. Then water the lawn again to ensure that it is absorbed into the ground.
For the safety of pets and people, be sure to follow the directions on the package. Keep pets and children off of the grass until it is thoroughly dried. By applying the pesticide at the right time and following the directions carefully, you will be able to look forward to a green, healthy yard and flourishing plants all season long without the hassle of these pests.