Milky Spore Vs Grubex Grub Control

Grubs are a headache for homeowners and lawn care enthusiasts alike. They’re voracious eaters, they reproduce quickly, and they can cause significant damage to your lawn. The question is: how do you get rid of them?

People use two popular ways to kill grubs on the turf– Milky Spore and Grubex Grub Killer. Let’s look at both methods below to decide which will work best for your situation!

Milky Spore Vs Grubex  Table

Milky Spore

Grubex

Made In The USA

Grub Killer For Lawns

10 oz Can Treat 2,500 sq ft Area

Treats Up To 10,000 Sq. Ft., 28.7 Lb

Does Not Harm Beneficial Insects

Apply To A Dry Lawn And Water In Thoroughly To Activate

Kills The Grub Stage Of The Japanese Beetle

It Helps To Prevent Root Damage Caused By Insects

It May Last Up To 20 Years

Provides Protection For 4 Months

Use One Teaspoonful Or Powder Every 4 Feet In Your Lawn

Apply During Spring Or Early Summer

It has Natural Bacteria Which Eats The Grub From The Inside

Kills 25 Percent More Grub Types Vs Original Grubex

It Kill Japanese Beetle, June Beetle And Other Lawn Grubs

Kills White Grubs, Sod Webworms, Larvae Of Japanese Beetles & More

Why Compare?

In this section, we will discuss why we need to compare those two products.

  • Milky Spore is a natural, low toxicity product that kills grubs by infecting them with spores. The spore germinates in the gut of susceptible grubs and produces a toxin that causes death within days or weeks.
  • Unlike other products on the market today, Grubex contains Chlorantraniliprole – 0.08%. The active ingredient in GrubEX is a molecule that kills grubs by acting on their nervous system.
  • One way it does this is to prevent the clumping of certain chemicals within cells, which prevents them from getting energy, so they die off. This effect lasts for weeks after application.
  • The other mechanism at work occurs when the chemical affects how nerves communicate, preventing signals from being transmitted between nerve cells (neurons) across junctions known as synapses, leading to death.
  • Grubex does not harm mammals so you can use it around your children and pets without worry– but beware of spraying near any waterways since this will likely cause water pollution.

Short Review Of Scotts Grubex

This product contains chlorantraniliprole, and it’s an active ingredient. This chemical kills grubs by preventing cells from clumping together so they can’t get energy and die off. This effect lasts for weeks after the application of Grubex. GrubEx does not harm mammals but beware of spraying near any waterways since that could cause water pollution!

This product kills and protects from white grubs. This includes larvae of Japanese beetles, European chafers, Green June beetles, and more. It lasts for up to 4 months. It also has a pleasant citrus scent.

You can find this product at your local Target or Walmart stores in the lawn and garden section for around $20-$25, depending on the container size (with prices ranging from 32 oz to 64 oz).

This is a product that you can use on the lawn. You must apply it to a dry lawn. Then water it so that it can be wet. Finally, it would be best to clean up after using the product. Sweep any products off of hard surfaces onto the lawn. The best time to do this is in the spring or early summer.

Active Ingredients

 Grubex

The active ingredient in this product is chlorantraniliprole. It only takes a small amount of the chemical to kill grubs, which means you need less than other products like Milky Spore.

Milky Spore

The active ingredient in this product is bacteria B. popilliae. The way this product kills grubs is by infecting them with spores. The spore germinates in the gut of susceptible grubs and produces a toxin that causes death within days or weeks.

Target pests

Both products are famous for grubs. Also, we can use those to target another insect. The target pests for Grubex include larvae of Japanese beetles, European chafers, Green June beetles, Caterpillars, Annual bluegrass weevils, Billbug grubs, Crane fly larvae, and Chinch bugs. The target pests for Milky Spore include Japanese beetle grubs and ground beetles.

Coverage Area

Both are trendy lawn care enthusiasts. Grubex cover area up to 5000 sq. ft. 14 lbs. can Cover up to 5,000 sq. ft. It’s a good choice for treating home lawns because it kills grubs and prevents them from returning next year, even if you don’t apply again.

Milky Spore can be used in gardens, flower beds, trees, or plants not yet infested with white grubs, including Japanese beetle larvae. The coverage area One 10 oz container will treat 2,500 square feet.

Our Observation

After using both products, we found that Grubex is better for preventing grubs from returning next year. It’s a good choice for treating home lawns because it kills grubs and prevents them from returning next year, even if you don’t apply again.

Milky Spore can be used in gardens, flower beds, trees, or plants not yet infested with white grubs, including Japanese beetle larvae. However, its coverage area is smaller than Grubex. Therefore, Grubex would be the better choice if you have a large lawn.

Conclusion

These products are for different purposes. Grubex is a good choice if you want to kill grubs and prevent them from returning next year, even if you don’t apply it again. Milky Spore can be used in the garden or flower beds where white grubs have not yet infested plants because it kills them when they ingest spores.

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