Army Worm Eradication
Army worm or sod web worm can be really bad news and attack all sorts of lawns in various parts of the country. These guys are bad news and very destructive. It depends on where you live to what time of year they will attack.
What you want to watch out for are moths, either flying around a light or flying off as you walk across the lawn, because what they are doing is laying their eggs. Now the worms themselves they can be green, brownish green or black in appearance, sometimes with a stripe or triangular markings. They will hatch after about 5-7 days and that’s where the big damage is done. They attack the lawn eating it and interestingly they don’t just attack any lawn they go for a nice healthy looking lawn a bit like your Sir Walter so you need to be very careful. And once they have exhausted the food supply, they all get up in big groups and move on a bit like an army on the march.
If you do notice a patch or areas of your lawn that look a bit thinner or shorter or look like they have been mown you could have army worm.
One way to check for it is to get down on your hands and knees where the damaged area meets your normal lawn and prise the lawn apart because this could well be the army front line. What you will see is maybe some worms or some little green balls which is the waste product, basically your old lawn gone wrong. What you need to do is treat this with a fast acting insecticide such as the Sir Walter pest control, remember always read the directions first.
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