Bagworms – A blight on your property’s trees
Mockingbird Tree offers treatment for bagworms, as well as other tree and plant health care services in NW Arkansas.
Our certified arborists at Mockingbird Tree are skilled professionals who can advise homeowners how to eradicate tree and shrub pests, including bagworms. We offer a variety of treatment options to increase the health and longevity of your trees and plants, as they are living and breathing organisms just like you and me!
We are passionate about providing tree services that give our plant life some TLC!
What are Bagworms and what to look for
“Bagworm” is the name for a very specific blight on your trees and plants. Bagworms start out as caterpillars, then live the entirety of their lives in a tough protective “bag” made of silk. These caterpillars move along the branches of your trees and other plants, carrying the bag. They feed on the foliage of your trees until the end of summer.
Typically, the bagworm attacks red cedar, juniper, evergreens (arborvitae), and spruce trees. However, they can eat the foliage of nearly 128 different trees and cause damage that will weaken a tree.
Unfortunately, they have been responsible for many tree deaths.
- Bagworms are first caterpillars that turn into moths.
- Their name stems from the bag-like cones they form as they feed.
- The larvae eat off the foliage of trees.
- Bagworms are a serious pest that can attack up to 128 different types of trees, one of the most common being Evergreens.
- Bagworms wrap silk around the twigs that they use to construct their cone-like bags, which could eventually kill the tree.
Mockingbird Tree has the Solution!
The truth is, these worms act fast, but so do we! It’s important to be on the lookout for the signs of bagworms.
- Small brown cocoons in foliage.
- Plants turning brown (usually from the top down).
Leaving your trees untreated for defoliating bagworms in combination to high temperatures and low rainfall can open the door to your trees declining in health.
Mockingbird Tree Care has two treatment options, a foliar spray (permethrin) or a trunk drench (zylam). Our Certified Arborists will evaluate your tree and provide you with a free estimate advising you on the best solution for your tree and plant life.
Certain environments allow the bagworms to thrive. Severe bagworm populations are not only harmful to local plant life but can also be detrimental to our ecosystem.
Contact us us today to set-up a free estimate with our arborists to say goodbye to bagworms and hello to healthier, thriving trees!