Charlotte, NC – The Bagworm Caterpillar is a tree pest seen year-after-year throughout Charlotte, Concord, Greensboro, and Raleigh, NC. Are your trees prepped and ready for 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, continuing through early fall. This summer, take steps to banish bagworms for good!
The best time to care for your trees and protect against bagworms is between spring and midsummer. A treatment often recommended by our certified Arborist is soil injection. Applied directly to the 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!
Interested to learn more? Speak with your neighborhood Certified Arborist today!