Heres how to get rid of bagworms. Bagworms are tiny, deceptive worms that build small protective encasements to protect themselves. The ISA certified arborist, tree doctors, and tree care specialists here at Arborist USA are frequently encountering and battling them. 

Bagworms form a cone-shaped 1 1/2″-2 1/2″ shell laden with bits of bark, twigs, and leaves.  Homeowners throughout Fort Worth, Arlington, and the DFW metroplex tend to mistake these cones for pine cones. 

Bagworms lay their eggs in the fall and emerge during the spring season as moths. They multiply quickly and can rapidly infest trees.

I Have Things In My Trees That Look Like That. Are Those Bagworms?

Unfortunately, they most likely are. They tend to target many fir varieties such as Leyland Cypress, spruce, juniper, and cedar. The way to know for certain is to contact an experienced tree company and request a diagnosis. 

Confirming bagworm infestation is a rapid, easy process for an arbor care professional. The experienced plant pathologist and ISA certified arborist will carefully inspect susceptible trees for small formations of bagworm cocoons, as these beginning formations are often difficult to detect in the early stages of development. Once the bagworm’s presence is confirmed, the experienced tree expert will present you with a diagnosis report.  

My Trees Aren’t Pine Trees. What Trees Are Bagworms Common In?

Many popular tree varieties that flourish throughout Fort Worth, Arlington and the north Texas region are desired host trees for bagworms. In addition to fir tree varieties, bagworms frequently infest live oak, elm, maple, and Indian Hawthorne. Homeowners who have these desired host trees on their outdoor habitat grounds should be on the watch for bagworms.  

Will Bagworms Infest My Other Trees?

Yes. These worms spread at a fast pace and invade many popular tree varieties. They will infest your other trees rapidly if their presence is ignored. 

Once you have a tree that is infested by bagworms, treatment should begin as quickly as possible to protect your other trees from bagworm infestation.

What Can I Do To Get Rid Of The Bagworms?

Here we will explain how to get rid of bagworms. As bagworms spread at a rapid pace, it is always best to entrust their removal to an arbor care professional.  There are many steps needed to completely remove bagworms and guard against future bagworm infestation. 

These steps should only be performed by a highly-experienced tree expert.  Immediate removal and destruction of all bagworm bags should occur promptly and be addressed by an experienced tree company. 

Simply knocking the bags off won’t suffice, as the bagworm larvae inside will continue to grow and then emerge as moths. Regular pruning should be performed by a professional tree pruning service to ensure that early detection of bagworms occurs. 

Maintaining the health and vitality of your key trees is essential, and deep root fertilization administered by a highly-skilled tree expert will increase your tree’s resistance to tree diseases and insect infestation.  

Is It Best For Me To Call An Experienced Tree Company?

Yes! Arborist USA has been providing tree care service to the citizens of Fort Worth and the surrounding cities for more than 25 years. Our family-owned and locally-operated company is devoted to providing you with the finest, safest tree care, the best tree service, and the lowest prices. 

We provide you with a one year warranty for any treatment. You, our valued customer are a top priority with us! Give us a call today at (817) 880-6130 and schedule your free consultation. 

We are here for you and glad to show you how to get rid of bagworms and welcome any questions you may have. Whether you desire a personalized, continual tree health care maintenance plan, have a tree with insect infestation, a sick tree or declining tree or need tree removal services, we’ve got your back!  We look forward to hearing from you!

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