Please Help...Grub Infestation

Hey All,
The grubs have really gotten a hold of my lawn.(70% sod and 30% fescue) By the looks of the brownish top (versus the green) it looks like about 40%-50% of my lawn has grub problems.. I went and pulled some patches of lawn and it pulls up like carpet with about 2-4 grubs in a 4" square patch. I realize it is late in the year but being in N. Alabama, we probably wont have our first frost until about Week 2 November. I have a couple of questions:
1) Is there anything I can use now to kill them while they are feeding ??
2) What is the best insecticide to use in the spring?
3) What will I have to do to get my lawn back in shape?? I assume what they have eaten is gone...never to return??
thanks a bunch.... Mark
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Although you may have to use a pesticide for immediate kill, there are bacterial products you can use for long term maintenance. Originally, it was bacillus thuringensis, if I recall, although that may be the one used for other pests. A real garden center can assist you with this. It's been said that if your neighbors don't also use this stuff, it's useless, but that has not been my experience.
Also: Do a google search for the words "cooperative extension" along with the name of your state. Call them - they offer free help for home gardeners. And finally, if you notice skunks around the property, walk away. They eat grubs the way I go through a bag of Fritos.
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snipped-for-privacy@knology.net says... :) 1) Is there anything I can use now to kill them while they are feeding :) ?? :) :) 2) What is the best insecticide to use in the spring? :) :) 3) What will I have to do to get my lawn back in shape?? I assume what :) they have eaten is gone...never to return?? :) :) thanks a bunch.... :) Mark :) :) :) You will probably have good luck with the "bayer grub control" products you can find at the hardware stores that contain imidacloprid...Merit is another name brand of the same active ingredient. Has made grub control a bit easier to do compared to the control products of a few years back.
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So..what is the best way to get the lawn back in shape?? Will I have to shell out money to resod and reseed or will the grass come back???
sorry for the Noob questions.....
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This question has been answered so many times in this newsgroup, so maybe people are just tired of typing it again and again. And, there's information missing from your question. Did you consult your cooperative extension service, as I suggested yesterday?
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