Birds pecking in my lawn - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by richardeber
July 12, 2010
For the past few days, I have noticed a lot of small black birds pecking in my lawn. Does that mean I have grubs or some other kind of bugs in my lawn?

Answer from NGA
July 12, 2010
Most likely the birds are attracted to grubs or beetles or even earthworms. These insects can surface if the soil is wet and they insects or worms coming up for air. Soil dwelling insects are not always a bad thing and earthworms are necessary for soil aeration so I wouldn't recommend using insecticides. You might try watering at a different time of day so the soil isn't really wet in the morning when the birds are really hungry. Hope this information is useful.

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