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Control African Black Beetle - Treatment


August 1, 2022


Searles Gardening Team

What are African black lawn beetle symptoms?

African black beetle (Heteronychus arator), also called cockchafer beetle, is in its adult life cycle stage. African black beetle typically become active during spring time, feeding on leaves of the lawn and burrow just under the surface to lay their eggs.

In summer the larvae of African Black Beetle, white curl grub, hatch and live under the soil, feeding roots and organic matter. It is at this stage and into early Autumn that lawn owners start seeing large dead patches in their lawn. Like armyworm, these pests have been known to destroy entire lawn areas completely within a matter of weeks.

African Lawn Beetle enjoy warm summer evening and can be seen flying around and landing en mass on lawns and patios.

How do I control African Black Lawn Beetle?

If infestations of African Lawn Beetle is severe spray lawns with Searles Dead Grub Pro for Lawns.