Elaine Taylor | Will it be safe to lay new turf or do we need to do anything else. Written by Joe Ballenger @BugQuestions Nothing in particular, it is just you provide helpful advise prior to them attacking me (trying to get to my floodlight).. :-P — intrepid wanders (@intrepidwanders) May 28, 2015 Since it's June, I've been getting a lot of questions here and at work about June Beetles. Thank you for anticipated reply. These beetles usually appear around late April – early May and can frequently be seen and heard flying into lit windows and even lamps indoors! European Crane Flies. The European chafer is a very serious grub pest of turf and can cause more turf damage than the Japanese beetle. Reply - you will need to do a positive ID for insect larvae in the lawn. If present in the soil, you will discover the larvae in a little self made hollow in the soil. If I take them all out will it be ok to use the compost? Best have a little look below the crown of the turf grass plants to see if you can get a positive ID. I have chafer bugs in my lawn. As large, noisy insects they can be a little frightening, but are actually harmless to humans. We cannot use it in the EU thanks to the EU Ministers banning the product but it has label approval in the USA and Canada. I suspect they are pretty hungry. The inch-long creepy crawlies have been living underground for the last four years and living off larva. Sadly because of the EU, there is currently no chemical control of Chafer Beetle Larvae available in the UK. I do appreciate that you've added relevant and intelligent commentary here though. Can I use a product like bugs away from the USA in the U.K. Reply: Now would be a good time and again in the autumn. Reply - are you sure the grubs in the tubs are not Vine Weevil? In side view, the abdomen has saw-tooth shaped patches of white under the edges of the wing cases. What they look like: Adults resemble large mosquitoes and appear in late summer and fall. Also treat ment for this size garden is very expensive so have just had to wait until they clear off! The Rose chafer is a large, broad beetle that is found in grassland, scrub and along woodland edges. Posted by: Mr Mole Man | The adults feed on flowers, particularly Dog Roses, during the summer and autumn, and can be spotted in warm, sunny weather. Val BC. I kept on putting seeds and lawn feed and this year the lawn looked better. Posted by: Reply - you can try and stop the adults laying. How many species are there in the UK? The eggs hatch in two weeks. Here is our guide to British beetle species, including where to see and how to identify. Answer - you have the young Chafer Beetles that have recently emerged from the lawn. Any ideas? Reply - sadly now Bayer Lawn Grub Killer is no longer available to domestic lawn owners, you will need to enlist the services of a local lawn treatment company to apply an insecticide that only professionals can apply called Merit Turf. Reply - ask your lawn company to apply BAYER Merit Turf to control the larvae. It would be sae to use the compost thouge as you could discard any that you spot in the process of moving the compost. Scarabs. Having trouble reading this image? The larvae have been feeding on your lawn eating the grass roots which will lead to stress. We have removed our sad lawn and found hundreds of chafer grubs, which we have picked out and destroyed. the picture you have on here of the adult is exactly how they look. Reply - you may have had Leatherjackets and / or Chafer Beetle larvae in your lawn. VIEW. One day I saw even two crows. If the birds and other mammals such as Badgers and Foxes are dining out on your lawn then this is one of the reasons why your lawn might be suddenly listed on the Egon Ronay 'Good Lawn Food Guide'.... Chafer Beetle Larvae are the larvae of the Common Chafer Beetle or more commonly known as the May Bug that can be seen flying around on warm early summer evenings. Rachael. Sandrina Cockman | What would people advise as a preventative measure please? Available from Green Gardener in the UK and online. what do I spray on to get the birds to stop?. at night time they look as if they have gone and a lot have died but by the next day this is not the case and there are hundreds of them. The summer chafer is light brown, about 16mm long, and distinctly hairy. Hi my whole street has the Chafer Beetle and have destroyed almost everybody's grass lawn apart from our back garden, which I just cannot believe as the neighbours either side have the Chafer beetle and have ruined there lawns, our lawn so far is okay, we moved into the house in Nov 16. Contact a Pest Control Company if you are concerned. We make our own compost, and turning the pile just now I have found scores, hundreds maybe, of chafer eggs about six inches down. March 21, 2019 at 08:50. Thanks. The family Cerambycidae is divided into a bunch of sub-families, one of which is Lamiinae, the flat-faced long-horned beetles (the taxonomic ground beneath the Cerambycids’ feet is constantly shifting). Hi we have Chafer Beetles coming down our chimney, they take forever to die when in a sealed bottle, I have children and worry if the sting or bite as I can't seem to find out that information, any help would be fantastic. Reply - No. if they are from the chafer grub how do i treat the grass when i have children and pets? April 04, 2012 at 13:46. With over 4,000 species in the British Isles, mostly very small, beetles are often portrayed as being a ‘difficult’ group, the preserve of experts, but many are large and brightly coloured and easy to identify in the field. they appeared approx 3 days ago in the grass,the grass had just been cut. Check your lawn for tan beetles, called masked chafers, in the evening during late summer. Heaviest feeding occurs as Leather jackets mature in summer. In the spring, summer and early fall, these plump, c-shaped larvae feast on lawn grass roots just below the soil surface. I just found a brand that sells a product with Imidacloprid granulate. There is little or any benefit renovating and repairing any damage to your lawn until you have killed the larvae. I have found 20+ chafer grubs in my compost heap. 15 . They were in a compost only pot that had my strawberries in, I only found them because the strawberry plants had died. Bill. Would we transfer them to our back lawn if we use the same mower.? http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/msds/55%20Malathion%20Spray%20Approved%202-27-13-1.pdf, Posted by: Carolina Locust March 30, 2015 at 10:49. November 16, 2010 at 07:47. Same as merit turf or is this banned many thanks a frustrated Lawn carer. Posted by: If I cut her lawn am I likely to spread it yo other customers which I obviously don't want to do .thanks. Are they after chafer grubs, or something else?. As these magpies live on two trees. Hi. The grubs feed on roots until the fall. The eggs are laid in soil in the late spring by the adults in batches of 10 – 30. May 16, 2014 at 21:27, I have had chafer beetles for two years but was unaware what they were until finding your web page to read up on caring for a new lawn..... Your comment has not yet been posted. Amateur Control Measures - Visit this web link Provado Lawn Pest Killer, Professional Control Measures - Weed Free - Contract Pesticide Application Services. Is this where they live? Worm Casts in lawns - Where do Earthworm casts come from? sliding door repair | Posted by: Fortunately, beetle bites are not common and they are seldom harmful to humans unless the person bitten has an allergic reaction. Chance | Frankly, we all need to get real - bees and insects (birds will follow) are far and away more important than subjecting grass to a toxic shower of hideous man-made chemical concoctions in the so called fight against nature. Margaret Grainger | We have been told that we have Chafer grubs on our front lawn but our back lawn is fine. Posted by: This website uses cookies, if you want to use our site without cookies or would like to know more, please see Privacy & Cookies. As there are no chemical controls available, thanks to our Ministers accepting EU legislation, only Biological control by way of Nemsys Nematodes, you will continue to have Chafer Beetle Larvae until they are controlled or naturally die off. Reply: Sorrey to bring you the bad news. August 01, 2011 at 10:23. Damage to plants is mainly cosmetic; the plants do recover when the beetles stop feeding and die, near the end of June. A photograph of a summer chafer Amphimallon solstitialis. I haven't dug into the green to investigate as yet, should I do this first? If you continue to use this site we'll assume that you're happy with this. Posted by: To my knowedge they don't bite. Unfortunately the numbers of summer chafers are in decline although where they do occur they can appear in large numbers. Malathion is an Organophosphate insecticide and GAMMA HCH was one of these but all are banned for use in the UK thanks to the EU intervention. Posted by: October 20, 2016 at 15:10. I will leave the lawn long for the netting to sit on the top! I have loads & loads of Chafer Beetles on my lawn what can I treat lawn with before it disappears. Are you sure they are Chafer Beetle Larvae that have three pairs of legs and not stumps. Reply - blimey, they must have nested. Damage: Leatherjacket larvae feed on grass roots in spring and summer, creating brown patches. Step 1: Scarify Your Lawn. Try drinking some water with those chemicals in and let me know how you get on! What Is Grub Fishing All About? Christmas beetles are a type of scarab (a group that includes dung beetles and chafers). Thank you! I have past treated with Provada Grub Killer. A downloadable .PDF version Chafer Beetle Larvae is available here. http://www.agralan-growers.co.uk/pheromone-traps-10-c.asp, Posted by: How deep will the chafer grubs dig, am I better digging out my lawn and starting again? At least I now know what they are and will take appropriate action. Please try again. We could do with a really hard cold winter. Ask a turf professional to come around and apply Merit Turf, that is only available to professional users. Thanks. Posted by: They're really common, show… What really pees me off is the slow migration of those chemicals into ground water etc. The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. 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