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Pest Control Review

armyworm Active Seasons: SpringSummerFallWinter

armyworm

Appearance and Size Facts

  • Fall armyworm caterpillar larvae have stripes running the length of their body
  • One stripe is present on each side and another stripe runs down the middle of the back
  • Hairless caterpillars having a base color ranging from yellow-green to a dark brown or gray color
  • Larvae will also have stripes, but have a yellow-white marking on the head
  • Have four dark circular spots on the upper side of each abdominal segment
  • Size: Range from 1/16 inch as the first instar larvae to 1 1/3 inches as the mature larvae

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Behavior & Habitat

Behavior & Habitat

Florida's temperate and humid conditions provide significantly increased insect and pest activity as compared to most areas of The US. The lack of a cold season allows pests to thrive and multiply all year long. Learn more about your pest here.

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Warning Signs of Infestation

Signs of Infestation

Pests provide a variety of warning signs that vary from species to species. Some may leave subtle clues while others may cause major structural damage resulting in thousands of dollars in repairs. Learn more to protect your home and family.

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How to Do It Yourself

Preventative Pest Tips

There are many things we can do to prevent pests from controlling our environment. Caulking cracks that pests can crawl through, maintaining sanitary conditions to deny pests a food source and eliminating any structure wood content with the earth are just a few.

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Behavior & Habitat

Behavior & Habitats

Fall armyworms pass the winter as partially grown larvae in the soil or under debris in grassy areas. Activity and growth are continuous except during very cold weather. When fully grown, they stop feeding for four days and then pupate over a 15 to 20 day period. Adults emerge in May and June. Females feed for 7 to 10 days on honeydew, nectar, or decaying fruit before laying eggs. Eggs are laid at night in clusters of 25 to 134 on grass or small grain leaves. A single female may live as an adult for 17 days and produce up to 2,000 eggs. Fall armyworms have a very broad host range, but show a distinct preference for grasses, especially those planted in the landscape.

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