Bagworm - Evergreen's Worst Nightmare

With mothers laying up to over a 1,000 eggs, the Bagworm is not something to take lightly. These caterpillars can go undetected and cause plenty of damage to over 120 plant species with the most common being Arborvitae, Juniper and Cedar. It's very important to catch them in the early stages of their life before it becomes an issue, because they can completely defoliate a plant, I've seen it multiple times! They almost resemble Christmas tree ornaments, dangling from the tree in the cocoon they've built out of the plant material. They carry around this cocoon around them as protection and feed on the foliage. We've been seeing a lot of activity with Bagworms lately, so if you notice any signs or would like us to come out and take a look for you, please don't hesitate to give us a call.

John Storely


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