Bagworms

Asked October 7, 2019, 11:55 AM EDT

I have an issue with some trees and thought I would ask. There are so called Bagworms in one of my trees and someone told me that it would eat the trees away. Wondering whats best to rid of them. I used warm water and dish soap, like Google says,but not sure if that is really working. I have also been cutting the ones I see, but cant get to the top of the trees. How do I get rid of Bagwroms in Leland Cypress trees?

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1 Response

Yes, they can destroy your tree. Please follow the steps on our website page: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/bagworms-trees-and-shrubs

We would not recommend cutting them out. Warm water and dish soap will not work.

If you can reach all the bags, pulling them off works fine--then drop them in soapy water (or plain water) to drown them. Do not drop on the ground--they will survive.


Ellen