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Have you ever heard of lethal viral necrosis? This turfgrass disease has wreaked havoc on many lawns since it was first verified in Palm Beach County in 204. This plant virus usually targets the ‘Floratam’ variety of St. Augustine grass within three years. Unfortunately, it continues to expand into other regions. If you’re unsure if your lawn is infected, it’s best to hire a lawn service in West Palm Beach.
Necrosis is a viral turfgrass disease that can destroy an entire yard and its surrounding lawns in less than three years after infection. Moreover, Floratam St. Augustine, a popular grass type, is one of its primary hosts.
The virus doesn’t remain viable once it’s out of the plant tissue because the sap dries.
Infected grass harbor the virus in their moist sap. Furthermore, Freshly cut lawns typically release the plant sap. Some of the virus’s primary transmitters include lawn mower wheels, trimmers, and other equipment. It’s worth noting that the virus doesn’t spread once the sap and clippings dry out. Although the plant virus doesn’t last long outside the plant, mowing when the grass is wet keeps the sap hydrated longer. As a result, it can extend the virus’s life on equipment. Infected sod, plugs, sprigs, and aphids that feed on turfgrass may also spread the disease.
At O’Hara Pest Control, we’re committed to helping you keep your lawn lush, green, and pest-free. Contact us today to schedule an inspection if you think lethal viral necrosis is trying to invade your yard.