Armyworms are a big nuisance to property owners here in Texas because they are capable of causing extensive damage to your lawn. These tiny caterpillars will emerge and start chewing on your grass and will need to be dealt with as soon as possible to prevent them from causing further damage to your lawn. So, if you notice any signs of an armyworm infestation on your property, you should reach out to a lawn care professional immediately so they can apply a curative treatment to eliminate these pests from your lawn. Once your property is treated for armyworms, your lawn may be seriously injured and need help getting back on its feet. That's when you should schedule lawn care services like liquid aeration and fertilization treatments to restore your lawn to its pristine condition!
What are the signs of armyworm damage?
Armyworms are tiny caterpillars with three pale stripes that run along the length of their body. They usually become active during the late summer and early fall in Texas. During this period, they will emerge and feed on your turf. Young armyworms won't be able to eat through your grass blades at first. Instead, they'll scrape off the green tissue, which exposes the brown membrane underneath, leaving your grass with a spotted look. And as the worms continue to mature, they eventually are capable of chewing through entire grass blades, causing extensive damage to your lawn.
An armyworm will typically be one of three colors: green, brown, or black.
Schedule curative treatments to get rid of the armyworm infestation.
If you spot any signs of armyworm damage, then it's best to contact a lawn care professional to schedule curative treatments. Once the professional arrives on your property, they'll assess the state of your yard and check for an armyworm infestation. The damage armyworms cause can look similar to the damage done by other pests. So, it's best to get a professional to look at your property to tell you if your lawn needs to be treated for armyworms. Once they confirm that armyworms are indeed the culprit, the professionals will spring into action and administer curative treatments to effectively eliminate the existing armyworms on your property. These treatments will stop these pests from causing further damage, so you can focus on caring for your lawn.
Schedule lawn care services to help your lawn recover from armyworm damage.
Once the armyworms are taken care of, your lawn may not be in the best condition. Your turf will be weak after taking on an assault from an armyworm infestation. So, you'll need to schedule some lawn care services to help your turf recover from the damage they caused. Lawn care services like liquid aeration can help loosen compacted soil and open up passageways for nutrients and resources to reach the roots of your grass, which can really help your grass in its recovery efforts. Additionally, fertilization treatments can supply your lawn with a boost in essential nutrients that can help your turf recover and strengthen it to better withstand future damage from pests and diseases!
Call us today to schedule our armyworm control service!
You don't want to let armyworms cause unnecessary damage to your lawn. If you notice any signs of armyworm damage, you should reach out to us as soon as possible, and we can take care of them for you! At Century Lawn and Landscape, our team of experts will eliminate any armyworms on your property to stop them from causing any further damage with our curative treatments. And once the armyworms are gone, we can even help you nurse your lawn back to health with our lawn care services. We service residential properties in the Austin, TX area, including surrounding areas such as Bee Cave and Dripping Springs. Call us today at (512) 786-1694 to schedule our armyworm control service.