Army Worms in western PA.

CHARLES CUE

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
BURTON WV
How long did it take to go brown like that???

I just mowed a property today and it had multiple, large, browned out areas that were green last week.
Initially I blamed it on the fert guys because there were some "spinouts" in the grass (last week) - I assume someone new who didn't know how to operate the stand on spreader. I figured he may have burned the grass with too much fert.

Then I saw a bunch of "holes" in the grass - I'll assume it was skunks digging for bugs. "Grubs" may be the culprit, but I'm not sure how long it takes for grub damage to appear - or if it's similar to army worms - don't know anything about those at all.
from what i have heard from people just over night
 

knoxJRM

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Knoxville
I believe they are everywhere this year. I just received another call from a customer of damage happening overnight. We have not made it to her house to treat yet due to the rain. This is awful. Bifen is not really expensive but the time it is taking is. I am curious if next year we do not need to treat preventatively for this. Im
Not sure with what or how often.
Maybe monthly and try to build up some residual. I service 75 properties full service maintenance so I understand this process would be easier for me than some that treat only and visit hundreds of houses per app
 

ETM

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
GEORGIA
I believe they are everywhere this year. I just received another call from a customer of damage happening overnight. We have not made it to her house to treat yet due to the rain. This is awful. Bifen is not really expensive but the time it is taking is. I am curious if next year we do not need to treat preventatively for this. Im
Not sure with what or how often.
Maybe monthly and try to build up some residual. I service 75 properties full service maintenance so I understand this process would be easier for me than some that treat only and visit hundreds of houses per app
I know of nothing that’s a preventative. Besides that which do you treat? Out of 250 we have only had about 20. So do the other 230 pay for a maybe situation?
 

Bfox82

LawnSite Member
Location
Kentucky
I'm in central Kentucky and it's really bad here. This happened in my yard over the course of about 4 days. University of Kentucky said this was our worst year since 1970.
 

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CuttingEdgeLandscapes

LawnSite Senior Member
They’re bad in southwest Ohio as well. This is my parents backyard. Took about three days for it to do this much damage
 

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