Bob from Houston, Tx writes
Talstar Xtra Granules is a broad spectrum insecticide and would work well to treat the soil the sod webworms are nesting in. The label does not specify what stage of the webworm it treats. The key to Sod Webworm control is focusing on the larvae, therefore while Talstar Xtra is a great produt, depending on the severity of the damage, Provaunt WDG Insecticide might work better as its main focus is the larvae stage of worms and caterpillars. The larva feed mostly at night. Therefore, controlling sod webworms with chemicals successfully means spraying in late afternoon to ensure ingestion of the poison. For the moth stage, spraying Talstar P Liquid Insectide to plants, trees, bushes, shrubs, etc and focusing on the underside of the leaves will help with the moth control. Please take a moment to review our How to Treat for Sod Webworm Treatment Guide.
Answer last updated on: 07/08/2017