Thursday, June 17, 2010

Bagworms are out!

Do you have shrubs that have been covered with brown, spindle shaped sacks all year? If so, you have bagworms and you need to treat now to prevent serious damage to your ornamental plants.

Bagworms are a type of caterpillar that feed on many evergreen shrubs, especially conifers, such as Leyland cypress. As they feed, they weave a protective bag to hide in out of the plant they are feeding on and silk they produce (picture left). Treating now will stop bagworms from feeding this year and will help prevent another outbreak next year. Both natural and synthetic insecticides are available to control bagworms.

Find out more! Click here to read the whole article on the Pender Extension website:

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