I had one pleasant afternoon where I dug more than 100 grubs out of a new bed (just after we moved here) and tossed them into the street. Then I spent a pleasant afternoon watching several mocking birds and bluejays go back and forth grabbing food for their young.
Marco Banks wrote:They look very much like the grubs I regularly find in mulch. I get them from those bright metallic green fig beetles that are common here.
I find them occasionally munching on my sweet potatoes, nom, nom, nom. I get thousands of them, however (both grubs and almost invasive sweet potatoes), so the bigger issue for me are the raccoons and possums that love to dig through the mulch to find them.