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Banish Bagworms for Good

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Charlotte, NC – The  Bagworm Caterpillar is a tree pest seen year-after-year throughout Charlotte, Concord, Greensboro, and Raleigh, NC. Are your trees ready to stand against these common creepy crawlers?

Bagworm caterpillars are not considered host-specific and can be found in white silk-spun bags on a variety of common shade trees and ornamental plants including, Leyland Cypress, Arborvitae, and Juniper species. These small worms do most damage by feeding on tree foliage causing tree decline over time. To note: Defoliation is one key indicator your tree is suffering from a bagworm infestation. Bagworm damage is typically seen at its worst, mid-summer through early fall. We spot bagworms all throughout North Carolina from Concord to Charlotte to Greensboro and past Raleigh. 

The best time to care for your trees and protect against bagworms is between spring and mid-summer. This is when bagworms are typically out in full force. A treatment often recommended by our certified Arborist is soil injection. Soil injection is applied directly to the soil and root system of the tree. Once the injection has taken place, the tree trunk moves the treatment directly into the canopy/foliage where worms feed. Soil injection is a go-to treatment because of the protection it offers. 30 to 45 days your tree is guaranteed bagworm free!

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Interested to learn more?  With over ten years of PHC experience, our knowledgeable team provides a complete analysis of your specific tree and soil environments along with a comprehensive tree protection and monitoring plan.

We create a plan tailored specifically to your tree care needs. We will first examine your property and create a specific plan that meets all your tree care needs. Interested in learning more? Speak with your neighborhood Certified Arborist today! We're looking forward to hearing from you.