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Chafer Beetle - European Chafer

 

Chafer beetle has become a serious problem for anyone who has a grass lawn in the Metro Vancouver area. European Chafer was first identified in Burnaby about 8 years ago and has since then spread its way all across the city. People have now reported problems with Chafer beetle as far west as UBC and also in North and West Vancouver.

If you lawn looks torn up in spring or later summer you might have chafer beetle. Another good indication of European Chafer beetle is if you see racoons, skunks, crows, or other birds pecking and tearing at your lawn around these times. If you see either of these signs dig around a bit and see if you can find big white grubs just under the surface. If you do find Chafer in your lawn you can apply Nematodes or a chemical called Merit 0.5G. There are more details on these chafer beetle control methods below.

grubs in lawn

The best defense against European Chafer is proper lawn maintenance. However if the damage is already done we can prevent future lawn damage caused by these costly lawn pests as well as help you install a replacement lawn. Click here to see out new lawn installation page

If you find white grubs just under your grass, have crows and other lawn pests pulling at your lawn, or your lawn just looks like someone ran a machine over it you can try one of these solutions below:

Chafer beetle controls

There are a number of things you can do to prevent chafer beetle from ever affecting your lawn but chances are if you are on this page you probably already have a problem. If you find tell-tale large white grubs in your lawn after you notice damage you can:

  • Apply Nematodes in July. These are only about 60% effective so you need a couple of applications and it has to be at the right stage of the European chafer lifecycle.
  • Apply a chemical product called "Merit 0.5G". This is effecting most of the year however some areas in the lower mainland to not allow the application of this. Call to see if it is a good time to apply Merit 0.5G.
  • Practice perfect lawn maintenance including deep watering to establish strong roots.

Proper Lawn maintenance as a control:

Once you have Chafer beetle you most likely have to start over with a new lawn. Please take a look at our Lawn installation page for details. After you have installed a new lawn you have to make sure you kill off the European Chafer so that it does not reoccur and you end up with the same lawn damage you had before. After that if you practice good lawn maintenance and deep watering techniques you should not have a reoccurring problem but it might be helpful to spray every year anyways as an extra precaution.

Please contact us if you would like to book an appointment for your Chafer beetle control or if you would like any advice we would be happy to help.

 

   

Brian Ball, Owner of Landscaping Vancouver has been landscaping for the last 9 years. He is a certified Landscape Horticulturist, has a diploma in Business Administration, and is fully insured. This makes all interactions with Landscaping Vancouver a friendly and professional experience. In addition to this, all BCLNA Landscape Standards are followed to ensure the job is done right.

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