Beetle Infestation Damage Closes Middleton Sports Fields

The soccer and baseball fields at Middleton’s Rotary Park are off-limits due to a beetle grub infestation. About 75 per cent of the ball field has been ruined by birds and other wild animals hunting for grubs – the larvea stage of beetles. The grass will have to be replaced, and the soccer field will be treated with a “compost tea” containing nematodes, which eat grubs.