View Full Version : little cocoons on tree

05-06-2005, 09:29 PM
Has anyone ever seen little cocoon like sacks hanging or growing off of a pine tree? if so, what is the solutions to getting them off. I was told that you can't spray the tree you have to pull them off. Is there another way?

Lawn Masters LC
05-06-2005, 09:40 PM
Is it bag worms? In some cases with bagworms you will have to cut the limb. I'd try to pull them and eliminate the problem.

05-06-2005, 09:52 PM
Well, I haven't seen them. They are on my sister's tree and her neighbor told her she can pull them off. I guess if she doesn't get them off they can kill her tree. Does this sound like bag worms?

Creative Lawn Care
05-06-2005, 10:16 PM
Sure it is a pine tree? Sounds like bag worms but I have seen them more on leyland cyprus than pines. Either way yes you can, and should imediately pull them off.

Wolfie's L&L
05-06-2005, 10:54 PM
I've read that you should pull them off with gloves, wrap them into a plastic grocery bag (or the like), then throw it out with your regular trash. You can then use a insecticide, like Orthenex or Sevin brand products.


05-07-2005, 12:53 AM
My parents have 130 arborvitae trees. They ALL got bag worms last year. They are a pain. We picked and sprayed every tree. Get them off quick!

steve in Pa.
05-07-2005, 07:39 AM
Its definitely a bagworm cacoon. I think its too early for them to be out this year yet. Maybe its an old one from last year. We take care of a property that has 187 arbs and we spray with sevin.

05-07-2005, 08:56 PM
I believe they are sawflies.Summer oil should work