Try This Quick Trick To Identify Problem With Lawn
Cailyn Finkel 10/26/2017
Having a lush, green lawn is a staple part of the American dream. Not only can your kids play football or soccer on it, but you can host barbecues, get-togethers and romantic date-nights in a well-decorated backyard.
Unfortunately, there's a pest that can turn your green grass into a desolate wasteland. These bugs are called Armyworms and there's an easy way to tell if your lawn is plagued with them!
In addition to the grass-eating problem, Armyworms can cut through crops like tomatoes and corn in a matter of days. The path of destruction they leave behind is terrible and costly for farmers and commercial gardeners.
This is a huge problem for farmers and those who rely on crops to put food on the table. They're a giant pest and no one wants to find them.
Surprisingly, it's something as simple as soapy bubbles that will help you determine if this pest has invaded your property. This simple trick yields immediate results, allowing you take quick action.
It's important to look for the larvae and any signs of damage starting in the spring. The Armyworms can be found feeding on the undersides of leaves.
After you identify if Armyworms are a problem on your property (with the method in the video below), there are several ways to get rid of them. The first thing you can try is natural pheromone traps to lure in the moths before they dump their larvae.
If it's already too late, you can try releasing beneficial bugs into the area. Insects like lacewings, ladybugs and minute pirate bugs feast on larvae - and certain species of wasps can actually eat the cocoons before they turn into moths.
But surprisingly, it's something as simple as dishwashing soap, water and a bucket that will help you in this battle against the bugs. Just know that you will have to touch the worms.
If you suspect Armyworms are the cause behind the lawn-care woes you're currently facing, take a peek at this helpful video below. All you need to check for yourself is a bucket of soapy water and a willingness to snatch the Armyworms off of the ground.