The Q&A Archives: Grub worms in a desert landscape?

Question: We live in the desert and have a desert landscaped lawn, no grass.

I had a mesquite tree planted yesterday and was told they found grub worms. With what and how do we treat for grub worms in the desert? Our soil is mostly clay.

Answer: Grubs are the immature larvae of beetles, in your case probably June beetles. They do lots of damage to lawns, but not much damage to landscape plants. I wouldn't bother trying to treat the area. With no lawn, you shouldn't have any trouble with them.

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