Worms are kind of insects that feed on
plantations damaging the lawn or garden
to its worst condition. Lawn grub worm is
one such type considered to be one of the
destructive insects in gardens of US. These
grub worms seem to be the initial stage
of Japanese beetles. Adult beetles
lay the eggs in the garden plant leaves
during the mid-summer which gives rise to
larvae on the post season. Moreover, it
is the season when insecticide applications
for the control of insects found to be futile
especially during the unexpected spring
seasonal rain that makes the sprayed products
get washed off completely from the garden.
So the treatment
of such worms will be difficult and the
damage will be at its peak at that time.
Characteristic damage made by these worms
includes the ingestion of the roots of the
plants leaving the garden/lawn dry and dreadful.
Even though the eggs are laid on the leaves
these larvae generally after feeding the
leaves return to the soil and start damaging
the plant roots. In addition, another risk
of grub worms is that they are likely to
invite some unwanted pests which again serve
to be destructive for the plants. Thus the
treatment of worms needs to be taken as
early as possible to avoid the complete
spoiling of plants.
Detection of worms is the preliminary stage
of the treatment, and it is made by identification
of grunge patches first and digging the
soil is done later. If identified, further
treatment includes the use of organic product
over the infested area. Day time of the
spring season will not be apt to spray insecticides
so spraying is done at nights for effective
repelling of worms.
Considering selection of organic product,
oil will be a proficient bio-insecticide
which is already well known in controlling
beetles. Spraying of Neem oil can inhibit
the laying and hatching of eggs as well
the growth of worms over the plant leaves.
Neem oil in soil can also repel them in
feeding the roots of the plants. Thus neem
oil can ensure complete eradication of the
worms with utmost efficiency.
Other controlling methods of worms consists
of spurting the milky spores collected from
the spore disease over the area of worms
so that ingestion of spore terminates the
worms which on further decay produce more
spores in the soil helping in constant termination.
Nematodes, type of beneficial bacteria is
also sprayed either in the form of liquid
or with the combination of water on the
infected part that can destroy the worms
Author: Adam Teaser - neem
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