Heavy infestation of armyworms causes many homeowners to really scratch their heads. Before the armyworms grow to become moths (I.e. at larvae stage), they can cause serious destructions around your property. They tend to eat turf grasses, vegetables and even grains. Armyworms in lawn can destroy your lawn in a very short amount of time. The good news is, they can be controlled and killed – so that your lawn maintains the fabulous looks it’s always had. You’ll shortly learn how to identify and how to control armyworms in the lawn.
How to get rid of armyworms (and how to identify them)
When the armyworms are in their larvae stage, this is when they cause the most destruction around the house. While at this stage (larvae stage), they normally measure one and a half inches to two inches long. They have different head colors and their bodies are normally marked in yellow, green, brown or red stripes down their backs and sides. When they grow to be adults (moth), they measure about one and a half inches across. Their front wings at this stage are normally dark grey in color, with dark and light splotches. Their hindwings are pale white-grey.
So how will you know whether the armyworms are damaging your lawn? First, check for brown small patches on the lawn. They tend to leave a ragged look on grass blades. They can also chew the greenish part of the grass, thus creating a see-through ‘windowpane’ look. They may also eat the entire grass to the ground, thus forming bare spots around your lawn. You definitely don’t want this happening to your lawn, do you? Here’s how to control and kill them.
How to kill armyworms effectively
Armyworms feed 24/7, but they tend to be most active in the early morning and late evening. The good news is, there are various armyworm treatments that you can try today.
Did you know that some parasites, wasps and flies can help eliminate armyworms and keep them away? Also ground beetles, birds, skunks and rodents can help in eliminating armyworms. Another armyworm treatment option is to use insect and pest control products such as: Sevin Insect Killer Granules, Sevin Insect Killer Ready to Spray and Sevin Insect Killer Ready to Use.
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