Bagworms..... Larve stage?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by PJDiesel, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. PJDiesel

    PJDiesel LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    I think I may have sprayed too early.

    I did my second application of BT on Saturday. Today, while cutting my grass I noticed some puss-like sacs on the lower branches of my Leyland Cypress. When I look reaaaaaaal close at them and move around the clear liquid a bit, they appear to be tiny caterpillars.
    What's the deal? Is this what a bagworm looks like before they start to get active and feed?
    Anyone know how long BT will last on a tree? What about rain after an application?

    Any help would be great. :)
  2. PJDiesel

    PJDiesel LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    Anyone? Little help?:rolleyes:
  3. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,942

    To kill bagworms, you must wait to spray 'em until they've hatched. This means "new green bags" about i/2 inch or bigger in order for one spray to kill them all.

    I use "Crosscheck" from LESCO. One spray gives 100% kill. Good luck.
  4. NC Big Daddy

    NC Big Daddy LawnSite Senior Member
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    You can knock them out int the "Spittle sage". Looks like someone spit all over the tree.
  5. PJDiesel

    PJDiesel LawnSite Member
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    I am going to hit them with Sevin this week, think it'll work?
  6. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,901

    Sevin will work but I use Talstar!
  7. vegomatic40

    vegomatic40 LawnSite Senior Member
    from 6
    Messages: 406

    Sevin, Orthene, Talstar, Tempo all will work well in the current early stages of developement. I think Orthene has the quickest "knockdown" but Tempo has a longer residual. Just don't wait until they mature and damage is severe or they will simply close up the cocoon and wait until the spray dissipates and begin to feed again.
  8. PJDiesel

    PJDiesel LawnSite Member
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    Is this something I can get (homeowner)? Are there any brand names it is sold by?
  9. teeca

    teeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,202

    i rotate othene, hexagon, astro, malathion. this takes care of badworms, mites, and general pest. all is avaible for the homeowner, not sure about the hexagon (you wouldn't want to buy it for home anyway $$$$) i have used talstar, but it seems its more of a general use, its labled for mites, but i find it only so-so on control on the plus side of talstar it doesn't leave a chemical smell like asto, malathion, and orthene.

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