Bagworms look like small pine cones that hang from the branches of trees and shrubs. Many people do not realize they have them until damage has already begun.

The easiest and best way to get rid of them is to handpick the cocoon off of the infected tree or shrub and disposing of them in the trash.

Avoid tossing on the ground as they will climb back up into the plant.

Insecticides can only be used in the larval stage which usually occurs at the end of June or around the time Japanese Lilac Tree's are in bloom.  Any other time and the insecticide may not work. We recommend using Captain Jack's Dead Bug Brew.

Bagworms prefer juniper, arborvitae, spruce, pine, and cedar but can also live on other trees and shrubs, including deciduous.

Heavy infestations over several years, especially when coupled with other stresses, can lead to plant death.

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