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TAG: turf pests

How fall armyworms ravaged turf in the Midwest and Northeast

October 8, 2021By

Fall armyworms have been a terror to turf this season as experts have called 2021 the worst outbreak in at least 30 years. read more

Top 12 things to remember when managing chinch bugs

October 6, 2021By
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Lawn care operators should remember to follow these 12 pieces of advice to properly identify and treat lawns for chinch bugs. read more

Fall armyworms destroying lawns from Illinois to Connecticut

September 7, 2021By
Turf-loving fall armyworms are damaging turf from Illinois through Connecticut (Photo by: Lyle Buss, University of Florida).

Fall armyworms are hitting areas of the Midwest and Northeast not used to seeing the turf-killing caterpillar more associated in the South. read more

Got pests? New tool helps ID turfgrass insect damage

August 31, 2021By

North Carolina State University’s new tool helps lawn care providers with an easy way to diagnose pest damage on turf. read more

What’s the deal with webworms?

June 14, 2019By
Sod webworm (Photo: FMC Professional Solutions)

As adults, sod webworms are long, brownish-gray moths with a wingspan of about 22 millimeters and a snoutlike projection on the front of their heads. Keep an eye out for the adults because it could mean larvae, and they’re the ones who do the real damage. Sod webworm larvae are small, only about 1-13 millimeters in length, and range from... read more