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Armyworms appear every few years in Tennessee, except this year, they are wreaking havoc on lawns across the mid-state. Eventually, armyworms turn into moths that can lay as many as 2,000 eggs, attracting even more armyworms and other pests. Unfortunately, these worms can completely destroy your lawn in less than 24 hours. If you’re like most property owners, your lawn is your pride and joy. You invest time and money into maintaining a beautiful landscape. So naturally, you want to protect your lawn from armyworms and other pests. Today on the blog, Nashville pest control company Ameri Care Services wants you to know how to tell if you have armyworms and what you should do about it. Plus, learn ways to protect your lawn this season from these pesky insects.
How to Spot Armyworms
Spotting armyworms isn’t always easy, but we recommend regularly checking your lawn for signs of these pests because the sooner you begin treatment, the better the outcome. You might have armyworms if your lawn has patches of brown or dead grass. You might also notice jagged edges along your grass blades or grass that appears sheared to the ground, resulting in bare spots across your yard. Armyworms are a good food source for other pests. So, if you notice starlings, skunks, and rodents around your property more than usual, they could be dropping by for a meal of armyworms.
Getting Rid of Armyworms
Armyworms are best treated if caught early. If you notice armyworms on your property, it’s best to contact a professional pest control company near you in Nashville to remedy the problem. We use an insecticide that stops the infestation from spreading and lessens the risk of armyworms returning during the same season. While you may be tempted to stop armyworms yourself by mixing a DIY solution, you will likely be left disappointed and without any grass! Instead, rely on pest control solutions that work for armyworms by choosing the pros at Ameri Care.
Armyworms have increased in number this month and may continue multiplying in the weeks ahead.
But there are a few steps you can take to protect your property
- Have your lawn aerated.
- Remove thatch buildup, which harbors armyworms, other pests, mold, and mildew.
- Fertilize your lawn, as recommended by your lawncare specialists.
- Check for armyworms regularly. The earlier you spot them, the easier it is to treat.
- Ensure your lawn receives enough water (accounting for rainfall).
- Remove weeds from your lawn.
- Mow your grass at the appropriate height for the type that you have.
Armyworm Treatment for Nashville Property Owners
Property owners across middle Tennessee take pride in their lawns. So the last thing you want is to see it destroyed by armyworms or other pests. Trust a pest control solution that works by hiring Ameri Care to take care of the job for you. Our solution is designed to control armyworms on your lawn. To learn more or schedule a consultation for armyworm treatment in Murfreesboro or Nashville, please call Ameri Care Services at (615) 893-7111.