Armyworms are small pests that can cause giant headaches to residents in Oklahoma if left unchecked. These tiny insects love to feed on your grass and they can cause extensive damage to your lawn if they aren't dealt with in a timely fashion. If you notice an armyworm infestation on your property, you should reach out to a lawn care professional to eliminate these pests for you. After the worms have been taken care of, your lawn may be in a state of disarray, but there are several lawn care services you can sign up for like, soil conditioning, lawn fertilization, and overseeding that can restore your lawn to its pristine condition!

What are armyworms, and what kind of damage can they cause?

Armyworm found in lawn soil in Oklahoma City, OK.

Armyworms are tiny caterpillars and can be distinguished from other types of caterpillars by the 3 pale stripes that run along the length of their body. You can start seeing larvae activity as early as July. During this time, the larvae will feed on your grass. The young armyworms won’t be able to eat through the grass blades at first. Instead, they’ll scrape off the green tissue on your grass, exposing the brown membrane underneath and leaving your grass with a spotty look. As the larvae mature, eventually they’ll be able to chew through entire grass blades, which can cause extensive damage to your lawn.

Contact a lawn care professional to schedule armyworm treatments.

If you believe that your lawn is infested with armyworms, then you’ll want to contact a lawn care professional immediately to schedule treatments. When the professional visits your property, they’ll assess the state of your yard and look for evidence of armyworms. This is important because some of the damage done by armyworms can look similar to the damage done by other pests, so a professional will verify whether your yard actually needs to be treated for armyworms. After confirming that the problem is indeed caused by armyworms, then the professionals will spring into action and administer the appropriate treatment, which will swiftly eliminate the existing armyworms and stop them from causing further damage.

Schedule lawn care services to help your lawn recover from armyworm damage.

Professional overseeding lawn that had armyworm damage done in Mustang, OK.

After the armyworms are taken care of, your lawn may not be in its best condition. Your turf could be weak after taking on the brunt of an armyworm infestation, so you’re going to need to schedule lawn care services to help your lawn recover from the damage. Services like soil conditioning will help loosen up your soil to allow nutrients and resources to easily reach the roots of your grass. Lawn fertilization treatments will help supply your grass with the nutrients it needs to recover. Then there’s overseeding, which can help restore your thinning lawn with new grass. By scheduling these lawn care services, you’ll have a lush, green lawn again in no time!

Regularly scheduling lawn care services like fertilization and soil conditioning will strengthen your grass against future armyworm infestations!

Call us today to schedule our armyworm control service!

Don’t let armyworms run rampant on your lawn! If you notice any signs of armyworm damage, then reach out to us, and we’ll take care of them for you. At Elite Lawn Care, our team of experts will swiftly eliminate any armyworms on your property and help prevent any further damage with our professional treatments. And when everything is said and done, we can even help nurse your lawn back to health with a wide variety of lawn care services. We service residential properties in the Oklahoma City, OK area, including nearby areas such as Edmond and Mustang. Call us today at (405) 735-1223 to schedule our armyworm control service today!