furniture bagworms

Asked August 18, 2015, 8:48 AM EDT

We have these small bagworms that look like they are feeding on the wood furniture. Are they a problem? How can I control them?

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

The wood in your photo looks old and It is hard to tell what you are dealing with. This does not look like bagworms but you will have to look. Bagworms spin a cocoon like bag which consists of leaves from the plants they feed on. Open up the possible cocoon and look for larvae.
Knock down the debris. Also, Look and see if there is a hole under the possible frass/cocoon. Look for any type of larvae. Some insects will pupate and this is not a problem.