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Old 10-22-2008, 09:42 PM   #1
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Default Grubs, how to kill them kindly?

Anyone have any non chemical/pesticide, earth friendly ways of getting rid of grubs?

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Old 10-22-2008, 09:47 PM   #2
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Attract more birds with some seed, then let them go crazy on the grubs.

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Old 10-22-2008, 09:48 PM   #3
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You could try Horticultural oil.

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Old 10-22-2008, 09:49 PM   #4
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Attract more birds with some seed, then let them go crazy on the grubs.
Only problem, is the birds will rip the lawn up along with the grubs...
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:50 PM   #5
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How about nematodes?
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:50 PM   #6
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I've actually had a bunch of birds in the yard lately...Of course, I dump my grains out there too so...I've been having mole issues too, that I'm now relating to the grubs.

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Old 10-22-2008, 09:56 PM   #7
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I like that. And the added bonus of being pet friendly and a flea controller.
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:03 PM   #8
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I like that. And the added bonus of being pet friendly and a flea controller.
I applied these this year too. 7 million for ~$8. They have to be applied in the evening when there is no direct sunlight but while the air/soil temp is above something like 50*F and then watered in.

According to the packeger of the ones I bought, they will scavenge to a depth of about 10 Inches and need to be watered in. One application lasts 2 years.

There are a number of ways to apply them but the typical practice is to rehydrate them for 30 minutes, mix that with 1 gallon water, and use a garden sprayer on it's coarsest setting.

Mine were packaged with cork crumbles and I guess some of those got through the sieve I used (kitchen strainer) and plugged the dip tube. Took me 20 minutes to clear it.
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I applied these this year too. 7 million for ~$8. They have to be applied in the evening when there is no direct sunlight but while the air/soil temp is above something like 50*F and then watered in.
eek...that could be a problem. Nights are already starting to get down to the upper 30º here...Mostly lower 40º mark...
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eek...that could be a problem. Nights are already starting to get down to the upper 30º here...Mostly lower 40º mark...
There is also a white mold in a powdered form, saw a post about that in Hop Growing. Forgot the name. Supoosed to good for like a decade after applied.
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