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Please be sure to read the product label of any insecticide you choose to use to get information on the personal protective safety gear you will need. In most situations, it is recommended that you wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt, closed toe shoes with socks, chemical resistant gloves, and goggles. In areas where ventilation is poor, a manufacturer may recommend you wear a mask or a respirator. We have put together two different safety kits that will make selecting the correct safety gear easier for you.

Sod Webworms

Sod Webworm Identification Guide

Learn What Sod Webworms (Lawn Moths) Look Like

By DoMyOwn staff

What Are Sod Webworms?

Image of a sod webworm
Sod webworms are the larval stage of a group of moths that can cause considerable turf damage in lawns. There are many species of sod webworms, but they all generally look the same. It's important to be able to identify this lawn pest so you can control them effectively.

Life Cycle

Graphic of the sod webworm lifecycle
Sod webworms start out very small in the soil, and will curl up into balls when they're disturbed. The larvae construct silken tubes that they live in.

They can vary widely in color, from tan to brown to green or gray, and will have dark spots and dark heads. They will grow up to about 3/4" long.

Adults, the moths, are small, often known as "snout moths," because of a snout-like protrusion on the front of their heads. They are weak fliers and will fly up a short distance if disturbed before landing back on the grass.

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