Don’t Ignore Sod Webworms & Army Worms in Your Lawn
Call us at 281-431-7441. In this video, Houston Grass South Owner Michael Romine talks about identifying and controlling sod webworms and army worms.
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Here’s a summary of the video:
In Bermuda grass, the sod webworms are probably the biggest issue. We get those at the farm, occasionally, or also, the army worms, as well. The army worms, the defining characteristic . . . the way they see those normally is the egrets, the white cow birds are out there in excessive amounts and they’ll go out there.
They’re little bitty green worms, normally. They get to be pretty good size green worms pretty fast and they eat the leaves off the Bermuda grass. They can get in St. Augustine, but normally, you find those in Bermuda grass.
Then sod webworms, the telltale sign is the web that they put out there over the top of the grass.
They can all be treated very easily with anything you can buy off the shelf. You just have to act fairly quickly. Most of them just eat the leaf off though, so they’re not going to kill the grass but they make it look ugly. If left unattended, it could kill the grass. It stresses it, for sure.
Here’s a link to a story on Houston’s ABC Channel 13 about fighting sod webworms and army worms.
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