Texas Gardening forum: June bug grubs

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Name: Marylyn
Houston, TX (Zone 9a)
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Marylyn
Mar 3, 2012 11:57 AM CST
A friend of mine asked how to get rid of the june bug grubs from her veggie garden, and I have no idea. Is there a good way, besides hand picking them out?
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Mar 3, 2012 6:08 PM CST
Maybe I'm odd, but I don't mind them myself!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Marylyn
Houston, TX (Zone 9a)
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Marylyn
Mar 3, 2012 9:29 PM CST
I was also wondering if they actually damage anything in a veggie garden, but I didn't ask that part. LOL
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Mar 3, 2012 10:17 PM CST
Grub will kill plants by eating the roots. Milk Spore is one option. http://homeharvest.com/milkyspore.htm
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Name: Carey
Austin, TX (Zone 8b)
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careyana
Mar 3, 2012 10:34 PM CST
I toss them into the road. I figure the birds will eat them or they'll get run over. yuck.
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Mar 4, 2012 9:50 AM CST
Milky Spore is for Japanese Beetles. For June bug larvae you can put out beneficial nematodes.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
Mar 4, 2012 10:11 AM CST
I leave them be. When the Starlings come back in the spring they pretty much eat them all.
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Mar 4, 2012 5:39 PM CST
From what I have read Milky Spore works on June Bugs also. It has been know to remain effective for 15 years or more, which is a plus in addition to being safe.
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Name: Carey
Austin, TX (Zone 8b)
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careyana
Mar 4, 2012 6:38 PM CST
Well Jay, you've convinced me. Anything to get rid of those icky things and the voles besides. There's a vole living under our back porch. Smelly little poop machines. Thumbs down
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Mar 4, 2012 7:55 PM CST
I am confused...isn't milky spore something you don't want on plants?
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Mar 4, 2012 8:03 PM CST

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milky_spore
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Name: Marylyn
Houston, TX (Zone 9a)
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Marylyn
Mar 4, 2012 9:21 PM CST
Thanks, Jay!! I will pass that along to my friend. Smiling

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