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Vine Weevil Grubs in the lawn

Posted: 21/02/2012 at 19:11

Hmn, I would like to get rid of the grubs And the Badgers.  I didnt know badgers fed on these grubs, I had not even heard of Chafer grubs, so perhaps I need one to get rid of the other?

What with badgers, squirrels and deer I guess they are the less destructive in my garden, deer being the worse but I do Love to see them!  I get Red and Roe deer with the Roe being Very resident!  Have loads of lovely photos of them in the garden But when they eat ALL my Roses and flowers I feel I can live without them.

So, my garden now looks like the Himalyers with 'prayer flag' type deterrants all around the perimeter ... done today so I can only wait and see if this works.  I dont know if they can wade up the stream but Hey Ho, I've tried.

Thanks again Kate.

Joy

Vine Weevil Grubs in the lawn

Posted: 21/02/2012 at 16:27

Thank you Kate, Yes, that has helped.  I have now googled 'chafer grub' and they do look similar to Vine weevil so you could be right, they could be chafers?  After a little reading about chafers I see that badgers like to dig up the lawn looking for them ... and by the mess and evidence I can now see why the badger comes nightly for a dig in my garden, so I guess thats why he comes! Thanks again as I had not even heard of them!

Joy 

Vine Weevil Grubs in the lawn

Posted: 21/02/2012 at 12:07

Hello, I have bought loads of fruit trees to plant in the top lawn and need to get them in very soon, so I started planting yesterday only to find Vine Weevil Grubs in the lawn as I was digging the holes.  I obviously cant dig the whole lawn up to get at them and get rid of them but

 (1) is there anything I can do that will destroy them by adding something to the lawn?

{2) Can I continue with the planting of my fruit trees after getting rid of all grubs within that area that I can physically find?

Many thanks for your help

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Vine Weevil Grubs in the lawn

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