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Grub populations have exploded on lawns throughout New Brunswick, lawn care professionals say

Food-seeking animals making things worse


May 11, 2022
By Turf & Rec

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Lawns across New Brunswick are experiencing a nasty year for grubs. Not only are the larvae of chafer beetles present in large populations, the raccoons, skunks and crows looking for a tasty treat are tearing up lawns left and right. Lawn care professionals in the province are saying this is one of the worst years ever for grubs. New Brunswick’s weather has been a factor the past couple of years in the population explosion of grubs. One lawn care operator said the grub problem began a few years with one affected lawn, but has since become an epidemic.

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