little cocoons on tree

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Oscapes, May 6, 2005.

  1. Oscapes

    Oscapes LawnSite Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 60

    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?
  2. Lawn Masters LC

    Lawn Masters LC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    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.
  3. Oscapes

    Oscapes LawnSite Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 60

    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?
  4. Creative Lawn Care

    Creative Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 271

    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.
  5. Wolfie's L&L

    Wolfie's L&L LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    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.

  6. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,640

    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!
  7. steve in Pa.

    steve in Pa. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    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.
  8. gil

    gil LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    I believe they are sawflies.Summer oil should work

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