We are aware of recent reports of armyworms showing up in some lawns across the Maryland area. These worms are affecting all types of grass from yards to parks and golf courses.
The fall armyworm is a native pest in North America and begins to appear in late August. While Maryland typically does not see a large presence of armyworms, there have been more sightings this year than usual.
Early signs of armyworms include small brown patches in your lawn and ragged or chewed grass blades, even enough to create bare spots in your yard.
We are monitoring the situation, but we believe most lawns will recover on their own.
For additional information, please read this report from the University of Maryland