I have cob web looking areas in my trees. I used to call them tent worms, but...

Asked September 9, 2013, 9:59 AM EDT

I have cob web looking areas in my trees. I used to call them tent worms, but maybe they are called web worms? I have the catepillar's eating all of the leaves on my Rose of Sharon bush. The webs are high in the trees. Should I call in a tree expert to spray for them? I can spray my Rose of Sharon, but not sure what to use and I definitely can't reach the trees myself. Thanks for any help.

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What you probably have are fall webworms, which seem to be particularly bad this season. Disrupt the nests of those that you can reach. You could consider squirting the nests with a powerful stream of water. http://extension.umd.edu/learn/insect-profile-fall-webworm vw