I noticed that I have grubs in my garden. Is there anything Organic that I can use to get rid of them? These little things totally destroy my tomato and pepper plants.

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  • I guest this is a good reason why not to solely rely on google. According to the blog that I read, weevil has a black head and while body in the early stages. That why I thought it was weevil. Sep 26, 2015 at 1:56
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    Not an unreasonable description, but if you look close at this guy, he most likely has 4-6 legs near the front half, weevils are legless. Also, as @Escoce pointed out, weevils usually show up in and feed on stored grains, not in soil. Grubs are more likely soil pests, they feed on roots.
    – GardenerJ
    Sep 26, 2015 at 10:00

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If you can get one out of the soil and inspect it thoroughly, you should be able to decide exactly what type of grub it is. I don't know where you are in the world, so can't hazard a guess at whether its Japanese Beetle larvae or not - the link below has a picture of 3 different grubs which look remarkably similar, and also lists organic methods for attempting to deal with them.


In the UK, we have a nematode solution for chafer grubs, but not for Japanese Beetle - we don't yet have those here fortunately, so what you can find to treat any of them with is, to some extent, dependent on where you live.

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