Chafer beetles are an insect pest. Its larvae feed on the roots of grasses, which causes damage to lawns. In this video by the City of Coquitlam will help you determine the best line of defense against Chafer beetle: maintaining a healthy lawn.
Bacillus thuringiensis galleriae (Btg) bio-insecticide to control turf grubs at a level of efficacy equivalent to chemical standards but without the side effects or off-target damage to beneficial insects, such as pollinators.
Entire landscapes can be economically, effectively and safely protected from destructive beetle pests such as Japanese, Asiatic, June and Oriental Beetles, and European, Cupreous, Southern and Northern Masked Chafers.
Give us a call and we can provide you with a free estimate.
Heterorhabditis bacteriophora nematodes have been proved to be effective against European chafer beetle grubs.
The best time to apply these beneficial nematodes is mid-July through early August because during this time both the first and second instar grubs are actively feeding on grass roots and these stages are known to be very susceptible to beneficial nematodes
Beneficial entomopathogenic Heterorhabditis bacteriophora nematodes are very effective in killing young grubs of european Chafer beetles when they are applied at the rate of 23000 nematodes per square foot area between the middle of July and early August.
Chafer Beetle Resistant Lawn Blend as one option. It combines Tall Fescue with Microclover seeds. While both of these ground covers will grow in to provide a tough, resilient lawn, neither of them form the thatch that chafer beetles look for when they lay their eggs.
This blend is meant for use with new and bare topsoil in order to provide preventative grub control. Once established, this lawn will require regular maintenance, but it will stay greener for longer in the summer, and it will stand up to foot (and pet) traffic in areas of full sun to partial shade. Clover goes dormant over winter, and may appear to be dead, so the fescue in this blend will keep lawns looking healthy and vibrant.