GARDEN CHAFERS & BADGERS
An Amenity Turf Nightmare!
Over the past few years, the Garden Chafer beetle has become a very serious pest of certain amenity turf areas, especially where it occurs close to a badger colony.
Consultancy work undertaken by Dragonfli has highlighted the increasing problem that some open area amenity lawns and golf courses are suffering.
Not only are huge numbers of chafer beetles appearing in late spring to mate and lay eggs within the lawns, but as soon as their larvae start to develop, badgers and some bird species begin ripping open the lawns to feed on them.
Overnight the pristine fairways and greens of top golf courses can look like bomb sites!
Dragonfli is currently working on a number of strategies to try and reduce chafer beetle infestation levels and consequently lower the risk of badger and bird damage.