Did anyone have a horrible season last year with these pests? I'm in SE Pennsylvania and nearly had my front lawn devoured by grubs (Japanese beetle larvae). The adult beetles also wreaked havoc on my climbing roses. Others in my neighborhood also have/had grub problems. My casual observations and discussion with a landscape contractor confirms this.

This year I'm applying Grub-Ex once per month and so far it seems to be working. Also I'm keeping an eye for adult insects, but I think it's still to early to see them.

Anyone else have recent war stories about dealing with these nasty creatures?