Chafer Grubs, their lifecycle and when to treat them with nematodes


Chafer grubs are creamy coloured, about 15mm (0.6”) in length with distinct legs (unlike vine weevils). Chafer beetles emerge from lawns and lay eggs, which hatch into grubs feeding. They burrow deeper for winter and lie dormant before surfacing in spring to emerge as beetles.


Both leatherjackets and chafer grubs attack grass roots resulting in slow growth and yellow patches. Grass is easily pulled up, with little or no root. Wildlife, such as foxes and badgers, can create damage by digging to search for grubs, as do rooks, magpies, crows and woodpeckers – a good sign of an infestation. Dig up a piece of turf and inspect it for pests.




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By |July 2nd, 2014|Chafer Grubs, LeatherJackets|0 Comments

Nemasys Leatherjacket Killer Nematodes are now shipping!

Update: 10/10/2013 – This post is now out of date, LeatherJacket killer will be available again in the Spring.

Our Nemasys Leatherjacket Killer Nematodes are now in stock and are shipping within 24-48 hours of ordering.

If you have a problem with Leatherjackets in your garden and the associated damage caused then it’s time to place your order for treatment this season.

When you start to see the adult daddy-long-legs in your garden (towards the end of August) you will know that in a few days they will be laying eggs. These will hatch quickly; therefore aim to apply two weeks after you see the adults.

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By |September 14th, 2013|LeatherJackets|0 Comments