Armyworm treatments offered to properties in Allentown, Emmaus, and nearby areas of Pennsylvania.
Armyworms are actually caterpillars, a larva of a moth, and they attack in army formation.
When the heat of summer gives way to the cooler temperatures of fall, this is prime time for the armyworm to march into your lawn and leave a wake of destruction in its path. While they may be named as a worm, they are actually a caterpillar, in larval stage before turning into a moth. These caterpillars come in large groups and attack your lawn in an army formation, hence their name.
Our lawn care company provides armyworm treatments for residential, commercial, and HOA properties in Allentown, Emmaus, Bethlehem, and nearby areas of Pennsylvania. Find out more information here about this threat to your lawn.
When Armyworms Strike & How You Can Tell They're in Your Lawn
At the beginning of fall, armyworms are primed to strike and attack your grass. These caterpillars are so voracious, they have even been known to destroy large fields of crops, so they can make very short work of your grass. If the infestation is bad enough, it can actually appear as though your grass is moving as the group takes over the area.
As they pass over your lawn, they eat the tops of the grass blades and leave the lawn looking as though it's been burnt or ravaged by drought. The grass can potentially recover if there are periods of rain after, as the armyworms do not destroy the roots, but if the weather is dry, you could be looking at a dead lawn. Other potential signs of armyworms include:
- Tips of grass appear to be frosted
- Grass blades may look transparent
- A straight line of brown patches in your lawn
Increased presence of birds in your grass may also indicate there are armyworms on your property.
How You Can Prevent Armyworms from Killing Your Lawn
Prevention is key when it comes to armyworm damage. Since they do move so quickly and destroy grass rapidly, you need to be proactive in keeping them out of your grass so they do not kill your lawn. The strongest defense is to enlist a professional lawn care company to cultivate a healthy lawn that will better fend off invaders. Applications of fertilization, weed control, aeration, and overseeding will create a stronger lawn. We can also apply a preventative armyworm treatment that will keep them away and out of your lawn. If you end up with a severe infestation, our curative treatments can help eliminate them and save your lawn from further damage.
Suspect that you may have armyworms in your lawn? Contact our professional lawn care company today.
As one of the top-rated lawn care companies in the Lehigh Valley, we know exactly what it takes to get rid of armyworms in your lawn. If you suspect you have a problem in Allentown, Bethlehem, Emmaus, or nearby areas, then contact our professional team today at (484) 452-3595 so we can assess the damage for you and come up with a game plan.