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DippyD

Just curious to if anyone has had any dealing with grub worms which aparently are larva from june bugs. i recently had a couple palms stuggle and was curious if this could be my problem. Is there something that will kill them without hurting my plants. From what i read they do eat roots which would explain why a couple palms went sour. any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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DippyD

Here is a shot of what these little critter look like...

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rsproule

There are lawn products such as Grubex for killing grubs. Do a web search on "grubs lawn". Don't know if grubs eat palm roots, but the manufacturer's specs would probably tell you if their product hurts certain types plants. I doubt these products would hurt any plant since plants are often planted in the middle of lawns or on the edge of lawns. These products are effective, but are only really efffective if applied at the right time of year.

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BS Man about Palms

You could have the raccoons come in and look for them like they do at my house....

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MattyB

These are common if you mulch heavily. I've never had a problem with them hurting any plants as far as I know.

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Palmə häl′ik

Yep.

I've got those here too.

Ortho makes something like GrubMax or something...

It's in a black glossy bag...

I was wondering the same...

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DippyD

thanks guysthey say they eat lawn roots but whos to say they dont want a taty palm root :angry:

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Dave H

We have them here in the Desert. I find many of them in every plant I dig up, or transplant, and occasionally in pots I pot up. But I did not know they eat roots. That concerns me.... :blink:

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canelgat
These are common if you mulch heavily. I've never had a problem with them hurting any plants as far as I know.

I haven't had any problem with those bugs. I have most of my garden profusely mulched and is easy to found both larvae, and adult form. There are larvae form of a rhino beetle. In my country there are only Oryctes nasicornis, and as far I know there are not bad boys.

There is another beetle very close to Oryctes nasicornis, it is called Oryctes rhinocerus and it is very dangerous to young palms.

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I really don't know where can be found those, but not in my country, this is for sure.

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Al in Kona

Just dig thru your mulch or compost areas and collect them. Heard that they were a high protein food (eaten by certain cultures), delicious when fried to a golden brown. There will always be a few that will turn into those big beautiful green June Bugs which are fun to tie a long thin string to and fly them around the yard. Didn't you ever do that as kids?

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