It has been a long time since I have seen an August with so much rain. Usually, plants in the area are suffering from a lack of water.
With all the lush plant growth, insects such as the fall armyworm, red-headed azalea caterpillar and the orange-stripped oakworm can become a problem.
Fall armyworms (Spodoptera frugiperda) are from the Gulf coast and south Florida. They tend to show up in our area around the last week of August or first week of September and can last until frost. Fall armyworms are pests of Bermuda grass, zoysia, millets and fall vegetables.