As most of you remember, during August and September of 2021, we experienced an army worm invasion unlike anything we have ever seen before. Lawns across the country were affected by the army worm infestation this year. We received many questions like, “Why did this happen to me?”.
Unfortunately, we don’t have a definitive answer. There are many theories. Some think that because we experienced such high temperatures in the summertime, and because army worms are more active in the warmer weather, this could be why we had such a problem. We may never know for sure. Since we don’t know what exactly caused the army worm activity to be so high, there’s no way to know for sure whether it will happen again.
At the time, we did not have a way to prevent this from happening to our customers. But we do now! Starting in the spring of 2022, we will be offering a preventative season long treatment. If you had the misfortune of dealing with army worms during the infestation, this is the treatment for you. Even if you didn’t have a problem, it doesn’t hurt to prepare. Fall armyworms can chew through an entire lawn in a matter of days, making the window for treatment very time sensitive. That’s why it is extremely beneficial to get ahead of the problem!
These two pictures were taken on the same day, the same time and are in different parts of the same yard. The driveway divides the two sections of turf. It just shows how quickly army worms can eat through your lawn!
The only way to prevent this from happening to you, or happening again, is to sign up for King Green’s Army Worm Prevention. Feel free to call or email us with any questions regarding this treatment! Together, we can stop another infestation happening once again.