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By Danny71

eastleigh, United Kingdom Gb

hi
has anybody got any ideas what these things are? my lawn is turning brown in patches and I think these things are responsible . someone told me to put soapy water on the lawn. which I did and up came these things. I already had patches in the lawn where I had dug weeds up and re-seeded in the spring. The patches were growing fantastic until recently it's started dying in places even though I keep it well watered . any help would be appreciated.. thanks. Dan



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Cockchafer grubs, nasty things that eat the roots of your grass. There are insecticides which can be watered in to kill them off.

9 Jul, 2013

 

thanks owdboggy. much appreciated

9 Jul, 2013

 

We used to get clouds of young starlings decending on the grass to eat them.......

9 Jul, 2013

 

these are small slugs.

9 Jul, 2013

 

Some of them are, but there are Crane fly larva there too.

9 Jul, 2013

 

The one heading off to the left and the one nearest to it are definitely slugs. There may be other 'things' there also but not so clear.

9 Jul, 2013

 

I've dug up cockchafer grubs in the past and they are huge yellowy things at least one and a half inches long. You've got crane fly larvae there (leatherjackets eventually).

9 Jul, 2013

 

Thanks for all your answers folks I do appreciate it But if it's these things that are eating the grass roots how do I get rid of them . what should I buy?

9 Jul, 2013

 

I right clicked on the search box at the top of this site and came up with this http://www.ecocharlie.co.uk/garden-care/pest-and-disease-control/nemasys-leatherjacket-killer.html Nematodes are a natural control and don't affect wildlife. Failing that, encourage starlings into the garden - they love eating them.

9 Jul, 2013

 

leather jackets have segments these don't. they are all slugs. you can see the 'saddle' type structure, the mantle, on their backs. and nearly all are showing their eye stalks.

9 Jul, 2013

 

Must say that I have to go along with Sbg, they do all look like small white slugs to me.

9 Jul, 2013

 

Horrid little critters.

9 Jul, 2013

 

And Danny, do what you did before with the soapy water then remove the blighters, whatever they are.

9 Jul, 2013

 

Wow thank you all very kindly for helping me with this. I guess I better buy more fairy liquid. I do have 2 bird tables in the garden so we do get a lot of birds. they'll be having a feast every morning . Any left I'll dispose of. Thanks again folks. A very friendly forum you have here.

9 Jul, 2013

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