Lawn Management Tips with White Grubs
White grubs are the larval (immature) stage of several different scarab beetles. In the southeastern United States, masked chafers, May and June beetles, green June beetles and the grub stage of Japanese beetles are all common turfgrass pests. From year to year, the Japanese beetle consistently causes the most damage to both turfgrass and ornamentals. There are two additional scarab beetles that attack turf and are relatively new to the southeastern United States. The black turfgrass Ataenius beetle and the oriental beetle are slowly expanding their range and can soon be a problem for turfgrass managers in South Carolina.
Excerpt from the website – clemson.edu
Click the link below for more information from the Clemson Cooperative Extension on dealing with these pests.