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Brown patches - looked..ton of little worms??

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by meets1, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,723

    Could I ask for clarification? Were/are the worms definitely underground like grubs? Were they in the thatch layer?

    Are they insect larvae...or worms?

    Can you find at least 6 legs like grubs? Of course, some larvae have "pro-legs" so the leg count may be more like 8 or 10.

    I am still hoping for some photos.


    Black turfgrass atenius is a possibility--they are small, but they do not form spots--big weak areas more likely.

    Bluegrass billbug is not out of the question.
  2. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,855

    Can any of you guys send me your email address? PM me. I'll send pictures. I cant seem to load off of phone to LS?? Upon looking further today in the sun there are patches all over. Nothing in the front yard as of yet but the side yards are showing signs and the back is the worse. Need thoughts or advice!! Any product control
  3. Billscaping

    Billscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    There not grubs? Little white caterpillar lookin guys
  4. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,855

    No not really. First impression ok maybe grub, never seen or have saw anything bigger than an inch at best. There grayish/brownish looking and realy just puzzling me. Been in this biz a long time and never encounter this type of worm looking thing.
  5. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,944

    Like everybody else, hard to tell without pictures.

    You can try one of these:


  6. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,723

    OK, Meet, (JVM)

    Your pics were a bit too big. Upload failed. I cropped out a lot of excess grass and soil. Now they fit. Try setting your camera to medium size.
    I managed to download a couple photos of the worms.
    Check 'em out, everyone.

    Still--the spots could be due to something else. You could have both dollarspot and "worms".

    20130910_1crop20 (1).jpg

  7. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,944

    grubs... worms don't have legs.

    Dylox 6.2 DG for the grubs & Cleary 3336 for the brown spot; both cheap and effective.
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2013
  8. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    Got Dogs???
  9. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,723

    Meets, how about showing us a photo of the spots from the above ground point of view.
  10. foreplease

    foreplease LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,062

    Exactly right. If we'd had this picture 3 days ago the "cure" could be underway. Signs were classic from the description but there was no use guessing without a photo IMO.


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