Insect Pest Control

Lawn Grubs


muffieiam added on April 26, 2012 | Answered

My mother used Tide laundry soap on our lawn when I was a child to fight grubs. Is this a reasonable treatment to try? I have read about other cures online and at your site, but I was curious about this. I remember her doing this.


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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 28, 2012

Susie, most people simply sprinkle the powdered Tide onto the lawn and water it in, no measureing really. But for the mole control, There is a recipe for 3 cups of Tide and 1 cup castor oil to a gallon of water.

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Susie
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Answered on April 27, 2012

what ratio of castor oil to unscented tide?? Do you make a concentrated liquid then spray it on? Thank you for the help.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 27, 2012

While it may not be a cure, the original, unscented, powdered Tide (watered into lawn) contains Borax and Potassium, which bring them to the surface where the specified treatment chemicals can be more effective. It will also help regrow grass in those bare patches.

Adding castor oil in with the Tide is also said to help alleviate mole issues, as it coats the grubs in which they feed upon.

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