Caterpillar and worm control in Vero Beach Florida 32960 | Green Island Lawn and Pest Control

Caterpillars and worm pests in Vero Beach Florida (32960)

Call us immediately if you experience any of the these signs or see any of these species at (772) 766-0622 (Ask for Mike!)

Azalea Caterpillar | Green Island Lawn and Pest Control - Call us (772) 766-0622
Azalea Caterpillar | Green Island Lawn and Pest Control – Call us (772) 766-0622
  • Primarily affects: oleander plants
  • Most destructive: spring but can be seen mostly year-round (FL)
  • Feeding habits: openly feed on oleander shoots, can defoliate entire plant
  • Symptoms: small holes chewed between leaf veins on oleander plants
  • Other info: the hairs are not capable of stinging and won’t cause pain if handled

 

Cutworm | Green Island Lawn and Pest Control - Call us (772) 766-0622
Cutworm | Green Island Lawn and Pest Control – Call us (772) 766-0622
  • Primarily affects: most vegetables, many grains, alfalfa, clover, cotton, rice, sorghum, strawberry, sugarbeet, tobacco
  • Most destructive: early spring
  • Feeding habits: night-time feeders, leaves at soil level and stems of young seedling and transplants
  • Symptoms: larva may cut several plants in a single night
  • Other info: remain below soil surface during day

 

Fall Armyworm | Green Island Lawn and Pest Control - Call us (772) 766-0622
Fall Armyworm | Green Island Lawn and Pest Control – Call us (772) 766-0622
  • Primarily affects: field corn, sweet corn and grasses; 80+ host plants
  • Most destructive: spring, summer, fall
  • Feeding habits: day-time feeders, grass blades and sometimes roots
  • Symptoms: damage is often scattered and not confined to patches
  • Other info: march side-by-side which is how they got their name. If you can pull back a square of grass easily and it rolls off like a carpet and the roots are cut, you could have an armyworm or grub infestation.

 

Grub Worms | Green Island Lawn and Pest Control - Call us (772) 766-0622
Grub Worms | Green Island Lawn and Pest Control – Call us (772) 766-0622
  • Primarily affects: all turfgrasses
  • Most destructive: July to August
  • Feeding habits: roots of plants, flowers and grass
  • Symptoms: grass gradually thins and eventually dies. Grass feel soft and spongy. Scattered, irregular, brown patches of grass appear which increase in size over time.
  • Other info: Heavily infested grass pulls up easily. Grubs attract moles, raccoons, armadillos and birds

 

Orleander Caterpillar | Green Island Lawn and Pest Control - Call us (772) 766-0622
Orleander Caterpillar | Green Island Lawn and Pest Control – Call us (772) 766-0622
  • Primarily affects: oleander plants
  • Most destructive: spring but can be seen mostly year-round (FL)
  • Feeding habits: openly feed on oleander shoots, can defoliate entire plant
  • Symptoms: small holes chewed between leaf veins on oleander plants
  • Other info: the hairs are not capable of stinging and won’t cause pain if handled

 

Eastern Tent Caterpillar | Green Island Lawn and Pest Control - Call us (772) 766-0622
Eastern Tent Caterpillar | Green Island Lawn and Pest Control – Call us (772) 766-0622
  • Primarily affects: wild cherry, apple, crabapple, hawthorn, maple, cherry, peach, pear and plum trees
  • Most destructive: late spring and early summer
  • Feeding habits: can defoliate an entire tree when numerous
  • Symptoms: tree defoliation, silken nests in trees
  • Other info: horse owners be aware!

 

Sod Web Worm | Green Island Lawn and Pest Control - Call us (772) 766-0622
Sod Web Worm | Green Island Lawn and Pest Control – Call us (772) 766-0622
  • Primarily affects: Bermuda grasses, newly established lawns, athletic fields, golf courses
  • Most destructive season: late summer and fall, damage large areas quickly
  • Feeding habits: night-time feeders, grass blades
  • Symptoms: ragged, brown patches in turfgrass usually noticed in the morning
  • Other info: larval stage of moth

Call us immediately if you experience any of the these signs or see any of these species at (772) 766-0622 (Ask for Mike!) or book an appointment online!