bag worms everywhere !

love2gardennApril 9, 2008

anyone else seeing an over abundance of bag worms in the trees this year? If so, what are you doing about them ?

Am looking for a safe non toxic ( other than to the worms of course) control since many are in/around our

farm animals.

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Are you referring to bagworms or tent caterpillars/webworms? I know that I probably removed 50 or so bagworm cases last Fall (we have alot of evergreens). I haven't seen any tent caterpillars yet this year, but typically we do get a few.

You can spray tent caterpillars/webworms with BT when they are young. I typically just break up the nest a little so that the birds can have at them. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2008 at 2:55PM
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Ugh!!! I have a nasty wild cherry tree that literally was/is draped in webbing... including the truck and down to the ground! It actually creeped me out when I noticed how completely they had covered the tree.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2008 at 3:13PM
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tamelask(z8a NC)

If you notice it when they're really small you can just take a stick and do like you'd do with a spider's web- twirl the stick in the webbing and it'll gather they whole mess up, caterpillars and all. When they get bigger it's a lot harder to do that. They especially like cherry and apple tree family members, so watch there first. I check my trees in the winter for the egg sacs, which look like a rounded bump on the stem and scrape it off.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2008 at 5:24PM
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Ok, thanks for the help guys. I think they are caterpillars.
For now I'm just trying to destroy them the best way I can ( and what I can reach) with a stick and stomping on the ones that hit the ground , hopefully the wild birds will help from there out.

Magick, that sounds creepy crawly , literally.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2008 at 1:47PM
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It really was... Also kinda cool in a dark artsy kind of way.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2008 at 2:09PM
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rootdiggernc(Z-7A NC)

They love the wild cherry trees around here too and give me the shivers!

    Bookmark   April 13, 2008 at 10:46AM
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