This is a picture of an Army Worm and the damage it can cause to your lawn. In 2014 we had a large infestation of these worms that caused damage to lawns, crops, ect.
If you notice this worm on your grass blades or down towards the dirt then you will begin noticing damage in as little as 2 days and they will continue to eat till there is no more grass and then they will move onto other property.
You will notice in the damaged area there is bare ground/dead grass. Some people may mistake this for Spring Dead Spots, but keep in mind Spring Dead Spots are circular. Damage from this worm is significant and will affect the whole lawn not just a small area.
Please feel free to Google the Army Worm and educate yourself on what it can do. If you have any questions please call the office at 627-0688 or email us and we will be happy to assist you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What does an Army Worm look like?
A: Army Worms are hairless striped caterpillars
Q: Can I see them in my lawn?
A: Most of the time you can look at the blades of grass and tell if they are clinging to the blade. They typically hide in the thatch of the grass and then move on up to the blade and begin the eating process. If you have them really bad you may even notice the grass seems to be moving. The more worms you have the more the grass will appear to be moving.