How to Solve a Grub Worm Problem

Raccoons are omnivores, meaning they eat everything from fruits and vegetables, to meat, eggs, small animals, and of course, insects. One of the most easily accessible and delicious insects to get ahold of are lawn grubs; and no raccoon can turn down a big, juicy grub worm! For this reason, several property owners have a raccoon problem because they have a lawn grub problem. So it would be wise to get rid of grub worms in order to thwart raccoon activity on your property.

Continue reading to learn what you need to know about solving your grub worm conundrum.

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Raccoon Removal and Control 502-553-7622

Regardless if you have raccoons coming around every night or not, grub worms are not something you want in your lawn. In addition to inviting unwanted pests like raccoons to dig up the sod in hunt of them, grub worms do their own kind of aesthetic damage. Mostly, they cause the grass to die, leaving behind unsightly brown lawn patches that peel away like carpet. If you have this problem, it could be grub worms.

Getting Rid of Lawn Grubs

Lawn grubs generally turn into Japanese beetles. These species are known to lay their eggs in the middle of the summer in areas of your lawn that get the most sun, which means the signs become apparent in late summer and early fall. If you peel up a portion of your grass and find more than 5 grubs per quarter square foot, you need treatment.

All you have to do to solve a lawn grub problem is learn how to identify the activity and stop it from spreading. You can do this with a simple over-the-counter grub worm treatment solution available at any local gardening or home improvement store, or you can make your own homemade solution using milky spore, neem oil, or nematodes.

It is best to apply grub worm treatment as soon as you know they are present. In the late summer or early fall is when the worms are still young, small, and close to the surface of the ground. During this time, they are more susceptible to extermination. Do not wait until the following spring to treat a grub infestation, because by that time, they will be very large and more difficult to eliminate.

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How to Fend Off Raccoons Around a Campsite

Camping is a wonderful pastime that anyone can enjoy, regardless of age or gender. But it is hard to enjoy your campfire with family and friends when pesky raccoons are impeding on the fun. Although raccoons are in their own “territory” so-to-speak, they are not safe to have looming around. Not only will they cause a terrible mess and a long list of destruction, they can pose several health and safety risks.

Raccoons are known carriers of several infectious diseases and parasites, and may even attack if ill, provoked, or frightened. Needless to say, if you are planning a camping trip, be sure you know how to fend off nuisance raccoons, safely and humanely. Continue reading to learn some important tips that will help.

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Modify the Environment

Be prepared to make certain changes to your campsite surroundings to ensure raccoons are not attracted to the area. Raccoons will be attracted by food, mostly. You can take the necessary precautions to secure trashcan lids, set up motion detection lighting, protect food reserves, eliminate standing water pools, and securing windows and doors to cabins or tents. Also try to eliminate potential hiding spots for raccoons. If they do not feel like they can go about their business unseen, they are likely to avoid the area altogether.

Use a Homemade Repellent

You can use a simple combination of water and household spices or extracts to create a non-toxic raccoon repellent that is safe for everyone, as well as the environment. Raccoons hate certain scents and sensations, making ingredients like menthol, peppermint, spearmint, cayenne pepper, and eucalyptus, the perfect active ingredient in a safe raccoon repellent. Transfer the solution into a plastic spray bottle so you can spray the perimeter of your campsite. Be careful if you are bringing pets since some of these ingredients (i.e. cayenne pepper) can be bothersome to their eyes, nose, and throat.

Secure Your Pets

If you are planning to take your pets with you, be sure to also plan for their safety. Set up a secure play area for them, as well as, a secured place for them to sleep at night. You do not want your dogs or cats wandering around the woods while you sleep because their curiosity can lead them directly to a wild raccoon. Dogs who like to sniff are more at risk of being attacked because a raccoon may feel threatened. Most importantly, if you are bringing your pets to the great outdoors for a camping trip, be sure they are fully-vaccinated.

Protect the Food

Not only do you need to make the proper preparations to safely and securely store your food, you need to plan for a way to monitor it throughout your camping trip. This does not mean you need to set up supervised shifts throughout the night; it simply means that you need to have a plan for locking up the food while you and your camping companions are occupied or sleeping.

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