Given the wealth of natural pests and diseases in Southeast Michigan, proper lawn care requires constant vigilance. Only by keeping an eye out for every possible threat to your grass can you respond quickly and keep your plants as lush and green as possible.
Sod webworms are a particularly serious threat to your turf, especially if you use Kentucky bluegrass, fescue, or certain other species. These insects can spread rapidly through your yard and cause substantial damage unless you catch them early and take decisive action. Lush Lawn has extensive experience dealing with sod webworms and can restore your lawn to full health even after a severe infestation.
As with many lawn and garden pests, the easiest way to tell if you have sod webworms is to learn how to differentiate the damage they cause from other types of problems. These moths leave a number of distinctive signs, including:
Once you’ve found evidence of a webworm infestation, it’s important to act quickly. These moths can cause substantial damage to your turf in short order, chewing the leaves and stems off of your plants so that they cannot bring in sunlight. Let this go on long enough and much of your grass could end up dying, as webworms reproduce quickly and spread far and wide. But if you can get the infestation under control quickly, your grass can recover and return to full health and beauty.
Lush Lawn does everything we can to prevent an infestation from occurring in the first place. When we first begin taking care of your lawn, we pay attention to the specific variety of grass that you use. If it’s a type that is vulnerable to webworm attacks, we advise you on replacing it with grass that is enhanced with endophytes, which produce alkaloids that drive worms away. We also fertilize your grass so it is strong enough to shake off sod webworms and other insect pests.
As effective as these preventative methods are, they cannot guarantee a yard free of pests. We specialize in a range of different removal methods, including:
For a free estimate on sod webworm care and other pest control services, contact Lush Lawn today.