We’ve been seeing a lot of bagworms this summer. So, what is a bagworm? It is the larval stage of a moth native to Pennsylvania that is reported to feed on over 100 different plants. On pine trees, its cone-shaped bags are often mistaken for cones, which go unnoticed until the infestation is severe. Bagworms spread slow because the female is unable to fly, however, bagworms can be windblown or crawl to other host plants. Mature larvae usually attach their bags to trees by wrapping extra silk, which does not decay rapidly. This band of silk may girdle the branch as it grows, resulting in dead branches.
If you are seeing bagworms in any of your trees and need some help getting rid of them, please give us a call and we can help you eradicate the pests.