Lawn Insect Control
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Lawn insects can destroy areas on your otherwise healthy green lawn.
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Common Damaging Lawn Insects:
The southern chinch bug, Blissus insularis Barber, is one of the most problematic insect pests of St. Augustine grass in Texas. It can be a problem anywhere St. Augustine grass is grown, causing most damage in the Gulf Coast region and in the southern half of the state.
Expanding, irregular patches of dead or stunted grass surrounded by a halo of yellowing, dying chinch bugs. These islands of dying grass tend to increase in size and merge as insect numbers increase. Damage can develop rapidly, especially in sunny locations during hot, dry weather.
(source Chinch Bugs in St. Augustine Lawns)
There are several species of Sod Webworms in Texas but it is the tropical sod webworm that is the most damaging to our lawns. The adults are tan to brownish moths about ¾” in size. They hold their wings out alongside their body when at rest, giving them a triangular shape.
The adult moths do not feed on turfgrass but rather lay clusters of eggs on grass blades stems and thatch from which tiny caterpillars hatch in about a week. The larvae feed on the turfgrass blades primarily feeding at night. They then hide in the thatch during the daytime. (source Tropical Sod Webworms)
Armyworm outbreaks are difficult to predict but infestations seem to occur in portions of the state every year especially after early fall rains. Common species of armyworms present in Texas include: the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda; the yellowstriped armyworm, Spodoptera ornithogalli; the beet armyworm, Spodoptera exigua; and the true armyworm, Mythimna (=Pseudaletia) unipuncta. The fall armyworm is the insect that causes the most problems in golf courses and home landscapes.
When feeding, larvae strip foliage and then move to the next available food. High populations appear to march side by side to the new food. Thus, the name armyworms has been applied.
Armyworms attack many different kinds of plants. When food is scarce, they will move to plants that are not normally attacked. Thus, armyworms can be found on nearly any plant as they migrate in search of edible foliage. (source Armyworms in Turfgrass)
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