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Extra Baggage: Pesky bagworms should be sprayed in Early June!

Jun 06, 2017

Extra Baggage: Pesky bagworms should be sprayed in Early June! Those Ugly Tree Pests Can Be Treated and Now Is the Time! Besides picking bagworms off infested trees and shrubs, the only way to kill them is to spray with an ingestible insecticide while they are feeding.  The following article from OSU’s Entomology and Plant Pathology Department details the life cycle of the bagworm and how best to control the pest.    Description: The common bagworm, Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis, is discovered most frequently in its larval form, feeding on trees from within a silken bag it constructs from foliage and other plant tissues (hence, the common name of...

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