I have bagworms on my Ranier Cherry tree and am wondering what the best...

Asked August 17, 2020, 1:10 PM EDT

I have bagworms on my Ranier Cherry tree and am wondering what the best treatment if for that. Can you help?

Trumbull County Ohio

1 Response

Hello! What are you seeing now? How many do you see?

Can you send a photo of the infestation?

Here is a link to the FactSheet on Bagworms: https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-2149-10

The FactSheet includes information about the insect, as well as control options. The best time to control this insect is when the caterpillars hatch earlier in the summer and begin to feed and before they fully build their own bag which can act as a 'home' and provide protection.

If the population is low, hand removal might be the best option at this point in the season. Hopefully I can see some photos to help gauge which is the best management option or options for your situation.

Amy