Bagworm Facts: -Eggs hatch in late May/early June -Defoliate and kill evergreens (trees and shrubs) -Feed on other plants, trees, shrubs, & flowers. -Severely damaged plants will not recover Control: -Remove bags before end of May to reduce populations -Crush bags or put in ziploc bag, then put into trash. -Chemical control mid to late June to be effective: *Spray with Malathion, Dipel, Thuricide or other chemical that states it will control bagworms -Late summer/Fall chemical applications are not effective.
Land Escapes has certified pesticide applicators available to provide bagworm control if you are unsure about doing it yourself. Best thing to do now is inspect your plants carefully! If you find bagworms, hand pick them off, seal in plastic bag and throw into trash. If they are not in a sealed bag they may escape and return to your plants.
Unique plant ideas and combinations! Land Escapes specializes in choosing unique and colorful plant varieties for your landscape and containers. Don’t be afraid to stray away from standard and overused plants such as Daylily’s, Spirea, Geraniums, Spike, and others!
Evergreen Shrubs Russian Cypress (on “Standard” False Cpyress ‘Mops’ Globe Blue Spruce