Sod Webworms

GreenGate’s guaranteed 1x application is an excellent budget-friendly defense against our most costly pest, Tropical Sod Web Worm. We use only the most sophisticated products & application process to protect your yard and we apply it just one time in the late spring for season long protection. Our application also defends your turf from damaging grubs, army worms etc. GreenGate also provides the “Great Communication Guarantee” which includes 24 hr notification before we come to service your property, a text ahead when the licensed technician is en route to your home and post service email explaining exactly what was done with our visit.

Sod Web Worms Katy are the infant caterpillars of a type of Crambus moth. Usually the larvae is laid in the thatch layer of grass in late summer, stays dormant over winter, then morphs into the worm state in late springtime. Throughout the summer, they will mature into moths, and lay more eggs, which can continue to morph and grow, causing multiple generations in one season. The sod webworms Houston will eat the individual grass blades overnight at the soil surface, causing minor damage at a time, which can build into large patches of what looks like scalped grass. This has the potential to become permanent damage depending on the rate of infestation spread, and summer heat and drought.

As hatchlings, sod web worm Sugarland eat soft leaf tissue while the veins of the leaf remain, leaving a skeletal pattern behind. As sod web worms The Woodlands mature, bite marks form on the blades as the worms start to consume more of the grass. The worms take the blades into their silken tubes to eat them. Eventually, entire blades start to disappear as they are bitten off at the ground. This causes brown patches to form and widen out in a rapid timeframe.

At first, sod web worms Missouri City brown patches may be small, but eventually they grow and combine to form even larger patches. High heat and drought can mask this damage as the discoloration can appear very similar. Pet owners will often mistake these patches for urine damage as well. Identifying factors of active sod web worms Cypress in your lawn, as opposed to other damage, can be that the grass is clipped off at the crown, and not just dead, as well as lingering adult moths in your surrounding landscape, and tiny neon-green waste piles left behind by the growing worms.  

After application, sod web worm Tomball adult moths will remain until it is time to migrate off, and more adult moths may morph and appear in that time. As the treatment is for the webworms only, moths which are harmless, are not covered. However, this will help prevent new larvae from hatching throughout the season. Yearly reapplication is recommended to prevent dormant generations from waking up each spring.