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I treated my yard and garden beds 3 years ago and have seen a drastic reduction in grubs while gardening.
Rabbits “win” as 2009′s most obnoxious garden pest « Sugar Creek Gardens’ Blog 2009
The ability of New Caledonian crows to make hook-like sticks which they use to winkle out food such as insect grubs is well-known.
They subsisted mostly on big maggots, called grubs, fatty pig, and sago palm, a starch.
Intermittent fasting guest blog | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D. 2008
A great many insects are bred from what are called grubs, or caterpillars.
The Wonder Island Boys: Adventures on Strange Islands Roger Thompson Finlay
The eggs then hatch into caterpillars or grubs, which is the _larva_ stage, in which most insects do the greatest damage to trees.
Studies of Trees Jacob Joshua Levison
They are called grubs, and they live in the ground until it is time for them to turn into grown-up beetles.
Little Busybodies The Life of Crickets, Ants, Bees, Beetles, and Other Busybodies Julia Moody 1919
Jeff Tomberlin, a Texas A&M entomologist, is looking into the possibility that black soldier fly larvae -- "grubs" to the uninitiated -- could be used to turn livestock manure into high-protein feed.
Laws and Science 2005
Some parts of the framework of the raft they call "grubs;" much depends upon these grubs.
The Writings of John Burroughs — Volume 05: Pepacton John Burroughs 1879
They were used only for the first ploughing, in breaking up the wild sod woven into a tough mass, chiefly by the cordlike roots of perennial grasses, reinforced by the tap-roots of oak and hickory bushes, called "grubs," some of which were more than a century old and four or five inches in diameter.
The Story of My Boyhood and Youth John Muir 1876
Even better, you can feed him plastic "grubs," which he'll then spit back out.
Gearlog Carol Mangis 2010
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