Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Senseless Banter...
by trolleydriver Today at 3:44 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Today at 2:04 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing February 2017?
by Kelejan Today at 1:07 pm

» Plant ID
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 11:59 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals Today at 11:53 am

» Western Mount/High Plains: Seed Planting Dates zone 5b
by RoOsTeR Today at 8:58 am

» I'll get my Texas garden right yet
by RoOsTeR Today at 8:57 am

» Roots...information....
by MrBooker Today at 6:19 am

» Our 2017 garden makeover
by sanderson Today at 4:47 am

» Is this wood correct for building box?
by sanderson Today at 4:42 am

» Hello from IA Zone 5
by sanderson Today at 4:38 am

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by sanderson Today at 2:10 am

» ticks
by camprn Yesterday at 11:18 pm

» N&C Midwest: February 2017
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 10:58 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 10:15 pm

» Peppers with black spots
by camprn Yesterday at 10:10 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 10:03 pm

» February 2017 Avatar: Time to Wake Up!
by sanderson Yesterday at 9:37 pm

» broccoli stunted
by yolos Yesterday at 9:34 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by yolos Yesterday at 7:35 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 6:10 pm

» Sanderson - Virtual Roadtrip Flyover
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 4:24 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by Goosegirl Yesterday at 3:53 pm

» Problems getting spinach seeds to sprout? Try this...
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 3:52 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by newbeone Yesterday at 3:15 pm

» Root Knot Nematodes - PROGRESS!
by dstack Yesterday at 12:28 pm

» The raised bed of my dreams!
by ralitaco 2/19/2017, 9:20 pm

» Help - Building new raised beds
by ralitaco 2/19/2017, 9:06 pm

» Microbes...you gotta see this one !!!
by jimmy cee 2/19/2017, 8:20 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos 2/19/2017, 5:41 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Grubs and grub predators

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Grubs and grub predators

Post  No_Such_Reality on 5/24/2013, 1:06 pm

I'm having a problem with grubs in my yard, SFG and flower beds.

The grubs themselves don't seem to be a problem, they aren't so numerous as to be causing lawn die-off or killing my plants.

The skunk, raccoon or opossum that is hunting them on a regularly basis is leaving 6 inch holes all over the place.

I figure I have two choices, since letting the destruction continue isn't one of them. :-)

I can trap whatever it is doing the digging and relocate it. Provided it's not a skunk, no big deal. Just I have to worry about it being replaced by another animal and repeating.

The 2nd option is to kill the grubs. Numerous pest and animal control people told me kill the grubs they stop digging in a day. Unfortunately, their suggestions all amounted to go to the big box store and pick up a jug of the big brand grub killer. I'm assuming it'll kill far more than grubs and really don't want to destroy the little biosphere I'm trying to keep going.

What are people's success rates with relocating or is there a more friendly OG grub deterrent that will work?


Last edited by camprn on 5/24/2013, 1:53 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : title)

No_Such_Reality

Male Posts : 435
Join date : 2011-04-22
Location : Orange County, CA aka Disneyland or Sunset zone 22

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Grubs and grub predators

Post  camprn on 5/24/2013, 1:56 pm

Regarding grub control, I think first and foremost the thing that is needed is a positive ID of what type of creature you are trying to kill. All grubs are not the same, some will be controlled by one element while another grub is totally unaffected.

Do you know what kind of grubs you have?

Are you using fencing?

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books




camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14075
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Grubs and grub predators

Post  No_Such_Reality on 5/24/2013, 3:55 pm

Not anything more than your standard, white beetle grub.



Can't really fence, I already have a perimeter fence, not practical to fence the landscaping.

No_Such_Reality

Male Posts : 435
Join date : 2011-04-22
Location : Orange County, CA aka Disneyland or Sunset zone 22

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Grubs and grub predators

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum