Grubs are small pests that feed on the roots of your grass, and they can cause significant damage to your lawn if they aren't dealt with in a timely fashion. During grub season here in Oklahoma, you should be on the lookout for any signs that could indicate that grubs are feasting on your lawn. If your lawn feels spongy when you walk on it, that's a sign that your lawn is dealing with a grub infestation. If you notice an increased animal presence on your lawn, there's a good chance they are there because they're feasting on grubs. Another tell-tale sign of a grub infestation is if you start to notice brown patches popping up on your lawn because that's a symptom of grub damage. However, the biggest indicator that your lawn is infested with grubs is if you actually see these pests. If you notice 5 or more grubs in one spot on your lawn, then it's likely that your entire lawn is infested with them!


1. Your lawn feels spongy when you walk on it.

Grub damage of a spongey lawn in Midwest City, OK.

If your lawn is feeling spongy when you walk on it, there is a good chance that your lawn is infested with grubs. That's because grubs feed on the roots of your grass and can leave your lawn unanchored to the soil, causing your lawn to feel loose and spongy when you walk on it. If you notice that your grass feels soft and spongy when you walk on it, gently pull up on your grass and see if it lifts up like a carpet. If it does, you're likely dealing with a grub infestation and you'll need to schedule curative grub control treatments right away.


2. You notice an increased animal presence on your lawn.

Racoons in lawn due to grub infestation in Bethany, OK.

If you notice an increased animal presence on your lawn, that is another sign of a grub infestation. Animals such as raccoons and birds love to feed off grubs and they will dig holes in your lawn in order to reach them. If you're noticing more animal activity on your lawn than usual, this could be a sign that your lawn is infested with grubs and you'll need to reach out to a lawn care professional as soon as possible to schedule treatments.


3. Brown patches are starting to pop up on your lawn.

Brown spots in lawn found in Moore, OK.

Because grubs feed on the roots of your grass, your lawn will start to thin out and die if it's under attack from grubs, leaving you with brown patches throughout your lawn. While this is a sign that you're dealing with a grub infestation, brown patches are also the symptom of some lawn diseases and even a dehydrated lawn. So, you'll want to contact a lawn care professional so they can confirm what is causing your lawn to turn brown. If it's grubs, you'll need to schedule a curative treatment right away to eliminate them before they can cause additional damage to your lawn.

If your lawn has sustained damage from grubs, schedule fertilization treatments to nurse your lawn back to health.


4. You actually see grubs on your lawn.

Grubs found in lawn in New Castle, OK.

If you suspect that your lawn is infested with grubs, you can dig up a spot on your lawn to check for them. You'll want to find an area where you suspect grubs are present and then use a small shovel to dig up a spot on your lawn. If you notice five or more grubs in a one-square-foot area, your lawn is likely infested with grubs and you'll need to reach out to a lawn care professional right away.


Give us a call to schedule our grub control treatments.

At Elite Lawn Care, we can eliminate grubs on your lawn with our curative grub control treatments, and we can even help prevent them from causing a problem in the first place with our preventative treatments. We offer our grub control treatments to residential properties in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Mustang, OK, and surrounding areas. Call (405) 735-1223 to schedule our grub control treatments today!