How do you kill bag-worms?
Are bag worms like tent worms? My grandfather and uncles used to pull the "tents" out of trees and douse them in gasoline in metal buckets. When they got all the tents with worms they could get, they had the land sprayed. It took care of it.
Added by CassieMae:
If your infestation is mild, you can pick off the tents in the late fall, winter, or early in the spring. This is when the eggs are inside the cocoons. By mid spring, the eggs begin to hatch and the infestation will continue if you have not gotten rid of them. They spend the spring and summer with their cocoon attached to their backside and the males will come out to seek females who will mate with them and lay their eggs by early fall.
Burning the egg filled cocoons in a controlled burn will solve the infestation problem, though some states and localities have ordinances against this. Check with your local Department of Agriculture office for disposal recommendations and legal pesticides to deal with larger infestations.
Yes, Sevin kills bagworms. Specifically, it is important to keep in mind the forms of the control and the pest. Sevin dust is most effective before the bagworms (Psychidae family) exceed lengths of Â½ inch (1.27 centimeters) or more. Other options will include removal by hand and treating with Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt).
Gloved hands, hosed sprays, mechanical tools and non-organic and organic treatments are options that can be pursued to kill bagworms. The insects in question (Psychidae family) can be controlled best at the egg and hatchling stages with horticultural oils and insecticidal soaps. Minor infestations within comfortable, safe arm's reach respond to removal by gloved hand, hosed spray and mechanical tool into soapy water-filled buckets whereas a number of organic (such as Bacillus thuringiensis) and synthetic…
Pruning circulation-impeding branches and twigs , removing by hand, and spraying water from a hose are ways to kill bagworms without killing trees. There must be containers or materials (bags, cloths) underneath the tree for closed removal to a burn site in order for the above-mentioned organic treatments to work.
Sprays with the active ingredients of acephate, carbaryl, or permethrin kill bagworms [Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis]. A spray with the active ingredient malathion kills too. But such a powerful chemical control needn't be considered in most cases. Reluctance likewise may be shown regarding the use of carbaryl. It's the active ingredient in 'Sevin'. It controls bagworms, but at the price of encouraging mites. Whichever the control chosen, timely use of the product is important. The most effective…
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