Texas Gardening forum: Sod Webworms

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Name: Cheryl
Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 9, 2017 6:59 PM CST
Been trying to stay on top of the moth population for a few weeks. It seems like a losing battle. We were spared last year. But this year? They have come at us with a vengeance! The moth larva will kill a lawn in short order, damage a lawn even quicker. I am hoping the pesticides applied will kill emerging larva. But it seems after all the rain, the moths are out in force! Moths lay eggs. I have two bug zappers out. Not enough. I will mow tomorrow then top off the lawn with spray.
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Aug 10, 2017 7:30 AM CST
Does it attack only St Augustine grass?
Porkpal
Name: Cheryl
Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plumerias Ponds
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 10, 2017 2:45 PM CST
I read they can affect both cool and warm grasses.

https://www.backedbybayer.com/...

@porkpal. Since that is the only type of lawn we have in our area, they quickly make it a City infestation. Last year they said it was the worst infestation in 30 years.
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Aug 10, 2017 3:15 PM CST
Our "lawn" consists of pasture grasses - no St Augustine. So I wondered whether that was why I had not encountered the problem. Is it a local infestation? I have not heard if Fort Bend county is having a similar plague in St Augustine lawns.
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