Grub worms in a desert landscape? - Knowledgebase Question

Green Valley, Ar
Question by jsolson
April 4, 2009
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 from NGA
April 4, 2009


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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