Army worms are on the attack in our area. They can eat their way through a farm field or a lawn in just days.
Bill Dobson lives on Parma Center Road and learned that Army worms are really yellow green caterpillar, the larvae of an adult moth.
Bill Dobson said, “When I discovered them, I said, ‘Holy geez, what is this?’”
He looked out to the wheat field behind his house and saw a virtual army of occupation.
Dobson said,” About a week before I discovered them, birds were going goofy back there, just flying around and dive-bombing, flocks of them in the wheat. Well, we figured out why. It's because of these Army worms. They were eating the Army worms.”
Dobson's backyard is where News10NBC met up with Walt Nelson, a Cornell Agriculture and Horticulture Specialist.