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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 12 years ago and has since then spread its way all across the city.

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 the city of Vancouver allows you to apply Nematodes. This combined with good lawn maintenance practices will help reduce the damage caused by this pest. 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 our 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. Pulling a watering permit is recommended as they are a living creature and are sensitive to dry conditions.
  • Using good lawn maintenance practices including; deep watering, regular mowing (no shorter than 2 1/2"), liming, and fertilizing. This will all help establish strong roots and prevent damage.

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. Practice good lawn maintenance and yearly nematode treatments are the best way to prevent reoccurring damage to your new lawn.

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


Gabor Jozsa, owner of Eden's Grove Landscaping Ltd. has been landscaping for more than 25 years. He received a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from Corvinus University and studied landscape construction at Humber College in Toronto. Having over 25 years of experience, inlcuding 8 years in the Vancouver area makes all interactions with Eden's Grove a friendly and professional experience. In addition to this, we are fully insured and all BCLNA Landscape Standards are followed to ensure the job is done right.

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