Orlando, FL, June 18, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Pro-Staff Pest Control, a highly-rated pest control company in Seminole County, has received an increased number of complaints regarding large, hard-to-remove brown patches in clients’ lawns this summer. Upon closer examination, the pest control experts have noted an influx of sod webworm infestations causing the brown patches.
All too often, homeowners assume that dry, dead, brown regions of grass are simply the product of drought and attempt to water the area in response. However, this process may lead to an over-saturation of the soil, leading to root rot and molding issues. Sod webworms leave brown patches in lawns since they gather most of their nutrients from grass roots. While sod webworms tend to prefer Bermuda grass, they are indiscriminate in their eating habits and can, and will, destroy any type of turf.
Summer is the busy season for these invasive creatures, which are actually the larval stages of a wide variety of caterpillars and juvenile moths. Eggs are incubated under the soil during the winter and hatch in the summer time, leaving lawns across the state vulnerable to attacks. Homeowners may not see the actual worms during the daytime due to their nocturnal nature, which is why it’s so important for them to opt for professional pest control services.
“All too often, we see clients taking webworm control into their own hands, which can be a problem,” said Bob Welch, owner of Pro-Staff. “Many caterpillars are immune to over-the-counter treatments, which means that you’re damaging your lawn and nothing else. It can occasionally be difficult to tell the difference between webworms and drought, which is why it’s so important to call a professional.”
If you feel your lawn may be under attack by sod webworms, don’t hesitate. The first step in removal is immediate response. Call Pro-Staff Pest Control today at (407) 292-PEST for an evaluation.