As of last week, sugarcane beetle numbers have started to climb. Light trap catches have yielded approximately 30 adults/site but I anticipate the numbers to climb steadily through the first half of May. Adult sugarcane beetles are extremely active and can cause damage to the turf by tunneling near the soil surface and feeding on the grass. Remember, sugarcane beetle larvae are white grubs so it can be difficult to tell if you have a SCB problem without monitoring for them. If you have access to light traps, set one out and monitor weekly for the adults. If you suspect you may have a problem, contact Terri Hoctor (email@example.com) for information.
Monitoring is the key to anticipating and preventing an outbreak!
for information on Sugar Cane Beetles : http://www.turffiles.ncsu.edu/insects/sugarcane-beetle