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Lawn grubs live in the soil eating grass roots and leaving your yard brown and unattractive. Not only can these pests damage the lawn, but their presence also invites unwelcome wildlife that feed on lawn grubs – digging up patches of grass in search for them. The majority of grub worms come from Japanese beetles, which lay their eggs in midsummer in sunny areas of the lawn. HDNA can help take care of this problem. It is simply a matter of how to detect grub worms and when to apply grub worm treatment.

How to Detect Grub Worms

Knowing how to detect grub worms is key to treating them. Visible lawn grub damage can be seen from late summer to early fall. Look for irregular brown patches of lawn that peel away easily from the soil, like carpet. To determine the extent of infestation or which areas require treatment, dig up small sections of lawn.


When to Apply Grub Worm Treatment

Once lawn grubs have been detected and treatment is necessary, you need to know when to apply grub worm treatment. The best time for treating grub worms is in late summer or early fall while the grub worms are still small and close to the surface.lawn-grub1-400x266






Tick season has arrived and  lasts throughout spring, summer and fall, with May, June and July being the peak months on Cape Cod. The key to your safety on the Cape, or anywhere else, is prevention. Ticks are commonly found on Cape Cod in the woods and grassy areas. Ticks can infect your dog, children and yourself and may carry lyme disease. Here are some good tips for avoiding infection from ticks. HDNA can help with these pesky little critters. We can come spray your property so that you can enjoy being in your yard. 

  1. Use a tick preventative.
  2. Ask your vet for a tick screening at your next checkup.
  3. Talk to your doctor/vet about diseases such as lyme disease from ticks.
  4. Check your dog, children and yourself after going outside.
  5. If possible, stay away from tick infested wooded or grassy areas.
  6. Discourage tick harboring animals from entering your yard with a barrier or fence.
  7. Watch  for changes in appetite or behavior

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