If your lawn is struggling and you aren’t sure why, your problem may be an infestation of sod webworms. Sod webworm is the name characterizing several species of moth common in regions that have mild winters. They pose no threat to humans but can be a major annoyance to homeowners by creating ugly, patchy lawns. If you suspect sod webworms are destroying the appearance of your yard, Apex Pest Control can help with a free same-day inspection and implementation of an effective treatment plan.
Signs That Sod Webworms Are Taking Over Your Yard
The problem sod webworms pose for lawns starts during their caterpillar or larva stage. At night, sod webworm caterpillars emerge to chew away at blades of grass. Individual blades begin to take on a ragged appearance and are soon devoured completely, creating unsightly brown patches in the turf. These brown patches of damaged grass can become larger and larger as the caterpillars spread out, looking for more food.
Grass attacked by these caterpillars can die off completely but will usually recover if the caterpillars are eliminated. One way to test for webworms is to pour a mixture of one tablespoon of dishwashing soap to one gallon of water over a damaged area. If caterpillars then crawl to the tops of the leaves of grass, you have an infestation and you need to seek professional help. Serving Florida coast to coast, Apex Pest Control can help you control sod webworms without harming other beneficial species of moth.
Apex Provides an Effective Solution for Your Sod Webworm Problem
Fortunately, there are a number of options available for safely bringing a sod webworm infestation under control and restoring your lawn to its healthy appearance. The team at Apex Pest Control can help you find the right solution for controlling your lawn’s infestation. During our first visit, your Apex technician will treat your lawn using a combination of granular and liquid applications to rid your lawn of sod webworms.
Following this visit, you will receive outdoor perimeter pest prevention to ensure that your home’s pest defenses are functioning properly. Taking that much time off work is an inconvenience, so we don’t require you to attend these prevention visits. Depending on the severity of your lawn’s infestation, you will have the option to schedule treatment plans monthly, every-other-month, or quarterly.
At Apex, we care about our customers and their satisfaction. We pride ourselves on keeping your grass healthy, beautiful, and free of sod webworms. Schedule service now with the friendly professionals at Apex Pest Control. We offer pest control, termite control and lawn care in the following service areas: Brevard, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, Miami-Dade/Broward County, and Palm Beach County.