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How To Control and Eliminate Sod Webworms [INFOGRAPHIC]

Camille Landry posted this on Jan 9, 2017

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Sod Webworm Control 

Sod webworms, also known as turf webworms, are the larvae or caterpillar stage of the small white-brown moth and are a common issue on lawns. Sod webworms are about 1 inch long and when they mature into moths, they are between ½ an inch to ¾ of an inch. The color of their wings range between a faint yellow with brown markings. There are over 20 different species of sod webworm and during this phase in their lives they have a ferocious appetite leading them to be terribly destructive to whatever lawn they trek upon.

 

Sod webworms live above soil level in the thatch. This is where they spin a light webbing and feed on the undersides of leaves. Damage from sod webworms initially go unnoticed by lawn owners but once they multiply to a sizable population, the damage can then become much more noticeable. Initially, the damage from sod webworm feasting appears as small, ragged brown spots in the turf. As the consumption continues, these areas grow larger and result in large patches of dead grass which looks similar to a lawn disease.

 

If you have sod webworms tearing up your beautiful lawn, it is imperative that you carry out some sod webworm control measures to destroy them and put an end to the destruction. Solutions Pest & Lawn can supply you with everything you need to eradicate this lawn pest--from professional sod webworm control pesticides to expert guidance and support.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, we are available to speak with live via chat on our website, over the phone or via email. Receive a more detailed step-by-step guide on how to eliminate Sod Webworms by clicking here.

 

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