Sod Webworm Facts

It's tough, practically impossible to prevent the webworm moths from laying eggs in your lawn. Second generation worms overwinter in the soil, or they go deep underground in the soil to hibernate, only to return to the turf to feed and develop into moths in spring. Properly maintaining your lawn allows for a better withstanding and or better recovery from Sod Webworm damage. Once again, overfertilizing a lawn does more harm than good, it allows for excesscive growth which attracts Sod Webworms among many other insects along with diseases. Overwatering is also not good for preventing insects and diseases. Both of these factors will also create excessive thatch build up, and although Sod webworms don't necessarily feed on thatch, it's a great shelter for them. McGuire's Beautiful Outdoors offers a monthly program to help treat and prevent insects and diseases. Together, with you, the homeowner, we can help protect your lawn and keep it healthy all year long.