Army Grubs – otherwise known as Lawn Army Worms, Lawn Grubs or justArmyWorms – are leaf eating caterpillars that wreak havoc on your lawn in late Summer and early Autumn.
Can you hear the drum beats of the army worms? They are on their way to a lawn near you, or maybe even to your lawn. So what do you do when they arrive?
The first sign of army worms is the apparent damage they do to your lawn. In effect they eat the leaf of your lawn back to the lawn stems or runners. Overall, it would appear your lawn has been badly scalped.
The trick in reviving your lawn is to act quickly. Two (2) critical steps need to be implemented, that is, to arrest the offending army worms with a safe and effective control (insecticide) and then to fertilise the damaged areas. All the above needs to be done ASAP as the army worms wreak their havoc in the early Autumn period when the days are getting a little cooler. By acting quickly with the fertiliser, we hope to have some remaining warm weather to allow the turf to recover to its prior glory.
Army grubs can cause you grief one year and not the next. They are not like curl grub (the juvenile of Black Beetle)…when they (curl grub) cause a problem you are guaranteed of the same damage each summer unless you completely eradicate the Black Beetle and Curl Grub’s Life Cycle and their total population.
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