Army worms go to war with Kansas plains and gardens, here’s how they can fight back

TOPEKA (KSA) – An army worm has moved to northeastern Kansas, causing serious problems for people who are proud of their lawn.

The worm is properly named because it moves like a herd of people suffering from epidemics. In some cases, human grass is almost entirely covered in reptiles. These worms love seasonal grasses such as fescue, rye, and blue grass. After that, the owner of the Jackson Green House and Garden said they would attack your flower beds.

“The thing about worms is that they attack the army,” says owner Dave Jackson. For example, you can reduce a football field in three days.

Jackson has worked at the Kindergarten in Topoka for 53 years. He said he had never seen so many customers submit a complaint.

“It’s really a once-in-a-lifetime event,” Jackson said.

The worms are common in Oklahoma and Texas. Despite severe winters in those states, the worms still migrated to Kansas. Leroy Russell, an agricultural extension and extension agent at K-State, said he had a number of customers who brought worms to his school last week. After finishing in the lawn, they move on to other plants, such as flowers and vegetables.

To fight army worms, yard lovers and gardeners may need to bring pesticides. Experts say that something like spinosad is especially used to chew insects. When it is attacked by worms, it immediately stops feeding. Worms that you have worked hard to take care of will die of starvation and save your grass.

The least expensive option is a widely used pesticide, such as permethrin. The bug bundle bag is also a long-lasting version of Permetin. These products are all safe to use around pets.

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