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  • Nematodes vs. Army Caterpillars

    Created by Kevin Cox on

    We have lived in our home for over 30 years with only natural vegetation and a few trees (Winslow, Ariz.) recently we have been inundated by these caterpillars that seem to come out of the bare soil at night and climb the walls toward the porch lights. Will your nematodes attack armyworms? The most active colony is on the south side of the house and the soil is very dry there. I have burned off any native grasses, just a few bunches but that didn’t help. The pests seem to come out of the bare soil close to the foundation. Please help us if you can.

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    E. Vinje
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    Kevin –

    Yes, beneficial nematodes wreak havoc on on army worm eggs and pupae found in the soil. Please see our page on armyworm control and let us know how things work out.

    Hope it helps!

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