Why Are Crows Ruining My Lawn! (a.k.a. Living with European Chafer Beetle in Vancouver)

Have you ever wondered why the crows have been so interested in tearing up your lawn recently? It turns out they are in search of the tasty grub snack known as the European chafer beetle (Rhizotrogus majalis).

Working in a botanical garden, we often receive questions on how to manage this invasive turf pest. It is simple really. Like any healthy ecosystem, a healthy lawn is the key!

Kerrie van Gaalen, one of UBC Botanical Garden’s staff members has written a helpful and informative article on on European Chafer Beetles and how to combat them.

For more information visit our longer article on Chafer Beetles.

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