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Autumn Armyworm Attack My Lawn

Did you know your lawn maybe turning brown because the armyworm has invaded?  In this post you will find a photo of what the critter looks like and a video feature.  Don’t miss resource links below as well.

Armyworm Attack My Lawn Video

Armyworms are semi-tropical species that are known for destroying and discoloring turfgrass. Below is a video clip I put together featuring this naughty little invaders.  I am not happy with what it has done to my lush green grass this late August.  This past week I was telling my husband this is the first year I can remember the lawn being so amazing lush.  Come to find out, this pest LOVES the lush lawn too!  Checkout my video below with what these little critters look like.

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Find this video on my Bren Haas Video Channel.  Most of my video features are on my Bren Haas YouTube channel.  IF you have issues viewing these just drop me a message.

About The Armyworm

The Armyworm is susceptible to cold and are unable to survive in Ohio after frost.  Entomologists from Ohio State University determine the pest is travel in fronts and weather from southern states.  Turf managers suggest success with the application of treatments such as pyrethroid or insecticides. As a result, here is a link to Ortho on Amazon where you can purchase these products.  Have no fear, the lawn will recover over time with extra watering if you decide not to treat.  There is so much to tell about these pest so be sure to check out Extension Office information for your state.

Because the pest is effecting the Midwest, you will find more studies about it. Below are some useful sites with great documentation about the pest.

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Naughty little Invaders

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Let’s Connect

Trust me,  sharing about the armyworm wasn’t my favorite post this week.  However, I do believe it is super important that you know how to find identify the pest.  Being able to ID the pest makes it easier to recover from their damage.  I hope you find this post useful and share it with your friends.  If you have something to share with me please reach out to my website and leave a message.

Happy Gardening,

Bren Haas

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