Chafer Grubs

14th Jan 2015

Chafer grubs are soil-dwelling larvae of chafer beetles which feed on plant roots.

When a lawn has chafer grubs present, large animals such as badgers and also large birds will feed on them. This can cause catastrophic damage to your lawn. The damage can be created within just a few days.


The damage caused by chafer grubs is most obvious between Autumn and Spring, as this is when they reach maturity. Patches of your lawn may become yellow, and the turf can be pulled up by hand with ease.

Birds such as jays, magpies, crows and rooks, as well as foxes, feed on the grubs, tearing up the loosened turf in the process.


A lawn which has been attacked by Chafer Grubs. The damage was created within a few days.

If you think that your lawn may have chafer grubs, you should contact us as soon as possible.

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