Chafer grubs

Chafer grubs are the larvae of chafer beetles. The grubs live in soil and eat plant roots, which may cause problems if you have chafer grubs in your lawn.

Lawn & Weed Expert offer a professional chafer grub control service - if you've found these unwanted guests in your garden, give us a call on 0800 111 4958 and we'll get rid of them for you.

  1. What do chafer grubs look like?
  2. What eats chafer grubs?
  3. Will chafer grubs damage my lawn?
  4. How to get rid of chafer grubs

What do chafer grubs look like?

Chafer grubs are caterpillar-like creatures with plump greyish-white bodies and light brown heads.

A chafer grub has six legs situated close to its head. The body is shaped like a letter C.

Here's a picture of a chafer grub:

Chafer grub appearance

Photo by David Cappaert, Michigan State University (Wikimedia Commons)

What eats chafer grubs?

Lots of birds eat chafer grubs, including crows, magpies and jays. If you often see these birds pecking at your lawn, this may be a sign that it's infested with chafer grubs.

Mammals such as foxes and badgers have also been known to eat chafer grubs.

Will chafer grubs damage my lawn?

Yes - chafer grubs feed on grass roots, which can have a detrimental effect on the health and appearance of your lawn.

You might notice brown patches on your lawn, and where the roots have been completely eaten away, you may even be able to lift away whole pieces of turf with ease.

How to get rid of chafer grubs

We use a pesticide that's specifically formulated to get rid of lawn pests like chafer grubs.

If you think you have chafer grubs in your lawn, don't let them win - get in touch with Lawn & Weed Expert to arrange a FREE lawn survey.

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