Lawn army worm and Sod Web Worm are both leaf eating caterpillars that target lawn areas towards the end of Summer and Autumn here in Sydney NSW Australia.
The problem here is not so much the Army Worm itself…but rather that the damage caused by lawn armyworm occurring at the tail end of summer when the lawn recovery is slow to no re-growth at all.
Army worm generally attack lawns and turf grasses in the latter part of Summer and early Autumn. At this time of year in the temperate climates of Australia, turf recovery is very slow. So It is critical you respond quickly to an infestation of army worm (or sod web worm) with a safe and effective lawn insecticide.
The best Lawn Insecticide product for the control of Army Worm is @indigospecialtyproducts Rumber 100SC with Bifenthrin as the active constituent. For more info go to https://indigospecialty.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Rumbler-100SC-TG_F250820.pdf
Here are a few reasons why we like Indigo‘s Rumbler:
- Rumbler 100SC is made with a high active ingredient (Bifenthrin) loading compared with the much lower loaded products sold in retail outlets ie Bunnings
- Rumbler by Indigo is Aussie Made
- Indigo Specialty is Aussie Owned
If Lawn Army Worm were to attack in mid summer, the problem would be minimal (and not as critical) as damaged turf grass re-growth would be quick after some good fertilisation and warm humid weather.
In Australia, the common or vernacular name for army worm is Army Worm or Army Grub. The technical or scientific name for Lawn Army Worm is Spodoptera mauritia.
In Australia, army worms in lawns / infestations occur mainly along coastal areas where the weather is wet and humid. Homeowners have reported their lawns under attack by army worm as happening over a couple of days in a military-like devastation – hence, the name army worm.
To counter the infestation, the lawn should be treated with an appropriate Lawn Insecticide containing Bifenthrin.
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