June Bugs - Knowledgebase Question

Malakoff, TX
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Question by gnaka59388
April 18, 1999
Help! I seem to be invested under my patio with June Bugs. Everyday I find at least five hundred laying around and on my trees. I have also noticed a lot of dirt disturbance where they are either burying themselves, or digging back out. Where can I find more information on this bug, as well as how to get rid of them and what products to use?

Answer from NGA
April 18, 1999
While lots of June Beetle adults can cause alarm, these insects are more of a concern in their larvae form, the white grubs that can do damage to turf when they occur in large numbers. The larvae (when deemed to be a significant threat to turf) are controlled in late July with a pesticide application to the soil. The adults are too mobile for control to be feasible. Your Extension Office (phone 903-675-6130) has a free publication on June Beetles.

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