Is Organic Grub Control Really Much Safer For The Environment?
Yes, organic grub control is much safer for the environment. When you put a poison on your lawn, it typically has a half-life of about 121 days. This means that the poison will remain in your lawn for up to four months. After four months, the poison will drop to about half of its original concentration. Even at half of the concentration, it is still poisonous to many types of bugs and insects. Not only does a applying chemical grub control to your lawn kill grubs, but it also kills many beneficial insects and living organisms in your lawn. It may take your lawn a very long time to recover from the poisons and to have its regular health back.
On the other hand, organic grub control is a lot safer to use because it is natural and does not use chemicals. Some easy types of grub control you can use are using beneficial nematode, or even using the lawn aerator spike shoes to help you get rid of grubs. The beneficial nematodes are basically parasitic worms that will eat the grubs and destroy them. The “spikes of death”, another name for lawn aerator shoes, help you to mechanically kill the grubs as you walk over the surface of your lawn with your aerator spikes. Even though the shoes aren’t very good at aerating your lawn, they are pretty effective at getting rid of grubs, or at least reducing the population of the grubs down to a manageable level. Once the grub population is reduced, your lawn can start to slowly recover. Also by aerating your lawn, you can stimulate your grass to grow and have a thicker turf. When you have a thicker turf, your lawn is less likely to be damaged by grubs. Aerating your lawn, and using organic grub control rather than poison, are two of the best ways for you to maintain a healthy lawn, and certainly the best way for you to learn how to control grubs organically.
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