Summer means many things in Houston and the surrounding areas, like enjoying your backyard with lawn games, gardening, BBQs, and sunshine.
Unfortunately, it can also mean sod webworms are laying their eggs for an infestation in your yard. When sod webworms infest your lawn, they slowly turn your lawn into a dry, brown patch.
What Are Sod Worms?
Sod webworms, also known as lawn moths, are insects that can take over your lawn quickly. In fact, it is common for half of a lawn to turn into an ugly brown patch in a single weekend.
While adult webworms are not considered harmful to your lawn, their larvae can damage it quite quickly and significantly. This fact is especially true for hot and humid climates like Houston! The larvae feed on the stems of the grass, slowly turning it brown and dry.
How Can I Tell If My Lawn Has Sod Webworm Damage?
Green Bee offers a free sod webworm diagnosis for your lawn. However, homeowners can also recognize the signs readily. Brown patches in your lawn that continue to expand may be a sign of a sod webworm infestation.
The most common sign of a webworm infestation is moth activity. When you walk through your grass, you may see hundreds of moths begin to fly around. A closer look may reveal webbing, larvae, or other insect activity in your soil and grass.
It is possible to mistake a sod webworm infestation in your lawn for dry grass in the summer months. Whatever the problem your lawn may be facing, Green Bee can verify the exact issue. We’ll find the perfect solution for a green, healthy lawn through our wide range of lawn care services.
Green Bee has been a trusted local lawn care expert in Houston and the surrounding areas for over 10 years – and counting. Not only can we create a beautiful lawn to host your summer activities and favorite memories, but we can also keep it webworm-free with our new sod webworm preventative application.