Seeker625
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Sod Web Worms

I have a very bad sod-webworm problem. We have treated for it with granules 4 times this year and still have the worms. Anyone have any other remedies that we can try. We have used granules specifically for webworms.

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smokensqueal
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According to Wikipedia...
"Predators include birds and insect predators, such as ground beetles, robber flies, and predator wasps. The larva is also prone to infection from microorganisms such as Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) and Nosema (microspordia). Parasitic nematodes such as Steinernema carpocapsae (Weiser) and Heterorhabditis heliothidis (Khan, Brooke, and Hirschmann), can also infect Sod Webworms"

It appears these, Steinernema carpocapsae (Weiser), can actually be ordered online. They can also be used to control Japanese beetles and other soil and grass insects.

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