How to Kill Grub Worms

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Things You'll Need

  • 1 gallon water

  • 2 gallon stock pot

  • 6 minced garlic cloves

  • 1-1/2 cups liquid dish detergent

  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil

  • 2 tbsp. cayenne pepper or hot chili powder

  • 1 gallon-size spray bottle

If you have grub worms as a constant pest in your yard, you are not alone. Grub worms, also known as June beetles, are a common nuisance that can cause severe damage to your plants and grass. Aside from causing damage, they also attract other pests ranging from skunks to moles. Before you pay a professional a substantial amount of money, try getting rid of grub worms on your own. Follow this easy do-it-yourself remedy, and your yard will be worm-free before you know it.


Step 1

Pour 1 gallon water into a 2 gallon stock pot.

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Step 2

Heat the pot until the water comes to a boil.

Step 3

Add 6 minced garlic cloves and 1-1/2 cup liquid dish detergent to the water.

Step 4

Add 2 tbsp. vegetable oil and 2 tbsp. cayenne pepper or hot chili powder to the mixture.

Step 5

Remove the pot from heat and allow the mixture to cool completely.

Step 6

Pour the mixture into a 1 gallon-size spray bottle.

Step 7

Use the spray bottle to completely saturate the grub worm-infested area.


Adding an additional 1/2 cup of liquid dish detergent will make this grub killer even more effective.


Because it may take a while to get rid of all grub worms, it may be necessary to spray this product twice a week for up to two weeks.


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