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Sod Webworm Identification & Prevention

Frequently Asked Questions About Sod Webworms

What Are Sod Webworms?


Sod webworms are the larval stage of a small lawn moth that grows between ½ and ¾ of an inch in length. The adult moths are white or tan; during the summer, they can be seen landing and flying in grassy areas. When at rest, their wings sit against their body, giving these moths a long, narrow appearance.

The sod webworm looks similar to a caterpillar and is greenish or yellowish-brown. Sod webworms do best in hot, humid weather, making them a pest that thrives in Cape Coral and the rest of Florida. These pests are best known for being lawn-destroying insects and cause unsightly brown patches to develop in grassy areas. Reach out to us today for pest and lawn care services in Cape Coral!

Are Sod Webworms Dangerous?

Sod webworms are dangerous to the health of our Florida lawns. They have a hearty appetite and will feed on grass for several weeks before morphing into adult moths. The feeding habits of sod webworms damage the blades of grass they are eating and cause the grass to turn brown. Discovering unsightly brown patches within your lawn is a common first sign of a sod webworm infestation.

In addition to the damage that sod webworms cause, their presence attracts the attention of hungry birds and wild animals like skunks. To find the sod webworms, they will dig up your lawn and cause even more damage.

Why Do I Have a Sod Webworm Problem?

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How Do I Get Rid of Sod Webworms?

Turf-damaging insects like sod webworms are best identified and treated with the help of a professional. If you have noticed the potential presence of sod webworms on your property, immediately reach out to us at Coastal Lawn and Pest. We are here to perform advanced turf-damaging insect control to eliminate these pests. We can also perform the regular lawn care services necessary to guard your property against sod webworms and other lawn pests in the future. We are a local pest control company that understands the unique needs of homeowners in Cape Coral. For more information about our home pest control and lawn care services, reach out now.

How Can I Prevent Sod Webworms in the Future?

The easiest way to prevent issues with sod webworms is to partner with a professional and implement regular lawn care services. For added protection, we want to help you learn how to prevent sod webworms with the help of the following tips:

  • Maintain your lawn to ensure that grass has a strong root system that can hold up against an attack by sod webworms.
  • Mow regularly to keep your property’s grass short.
  • Place your lawn on a regular fertilization schedule.
  • Know how much water your lawn needs; don’t over or underwater it.

For help identifying sod webworm damage on your property, call us today.

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