Armyworms help pastor teach life lesson - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Armyworms help pastor teach life lesson

(SOURCE: WMC Action News 5) (SOURCE: WMC Action News 5)

One of the first things you notice when driving into the Timbers subdivision in southeast Memphis is the lush, green, well manicured lawns of all the houses. Doctor Oscar Sueing had one of those yards until last weekend.

"My neighbor from down the street said have you seen those armyworms. See what?" said Sueing.

Armyworms, which look more like caterpillars, were ravashing Sueing's yard. These insects get their name by marching across lawns and eating everything green. They turned much of Sueing's lawn brown.

"The only way to get rid of them is to use pesticide. I think Spectracide from Home Depot," said Sueing.

When he's not playing exterminator, Sueing is the associate pastor at Abyssinian Baptist Church. He thought these bugs were a perfect opportunity to teach a life lesson during his Sunday sermon.

"Even though we've done all that we possibly can, there is something that is going to show up that we'll have to continue to work on," said Sueing.

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