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Invasion of the Fall Armyworms

 

September 15, 2022

The fall armyworm, or Spodoptera frugiperda, is notorious for traveling in small "armies" (hints its name) that devour lawns and gardens. Fall armyworms feed on the leaves, stems and other above-the-ground parts of numerous plant species.

Have you started noticing an outbreak of worms or moths in your lawn? It's the time of year to be mindful and observant of different pests and insects. Some species of worms or caterpillars can cause detrimental damage to your lawn and garden while others aren't as harmful. It's also important to be able to identify which types of insects are invading your yard so that you're aware of the level of damage they may cause.

What are fall armyworms?

The fall armyworm is a caterpillar that comes from a moth that lays eggs. Their eggs can be found in clusters. Moths don't lay eggs in the grass, ho...



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