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Worms killing my evergreen - help!

Posted by jennie_boyer 7 (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 30, 07 at 21:03

All,

I have a row of evergreens that are generally healthy. However, I have one tree that has somehow been overtaken by worms that are just now hatching. I didn't notice anything wrong with the tree until today, when it appeared to be brown and "moving". I've looked closely, and hundreds of little worms are hatching. I've attached a picture to help identify.

Questions - how do I get rid of these worms, how do I keep them from spreading, and will my tree recover?

TIA!

Jennie

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RE: Worms killing my evergreen - help!

Looks like Bagworms to me. On arborvitae or cedars? Treat them fast...it's already on the late side...or they will do a LOT of irreparable damage to your shrubbery!

Here's some links:
http://www.oznet.ksu.edu/Geary/AV2005/av052905.htm

http://daresler.net/dar/projects/20060701-bagworms/

This article has a GREAT picture for you to compare as well as recommended insecticides. I think it's too late for the bacterial treatment:
http://www.ca.uky.edu/entomology/entfacts/ef440.asp

Robin


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RE: Worms killing my evergreen - help!

Hi Robin,

Thanks for the quick follow up. They're on arborvitaes. I really didn't notice anything until yesterday, but will get on it today. Bag worms was my suspicion, but do they have one worm per bag?

Thanks!


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RE: Worms killing my evergreen - help!

One worm per bag and one bag per worm.


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