Bagworms (Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis) are a common pest that can wreak havoc on trees and shrubs if left untreated. These caterpillars construct protective bags made of silk and plant materials, camouflaging themselves as they feed on the foliage of their host plants. If you suspect a bagworm infestation in your garden or landscape, here are some tips to help you identify and manage the problem:
Look for Bag-Like Structures
Inspect Foliage Damage
Check for Female Bagworms
Look for Coniferous Host Plants, etc.
If you suspect a bagworm infestation, it’s crucial to take action promptly to prevent further damage. Call a tree care company immediately if you notice some trees have less foliage than usual.