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Old 07-26-2006, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Midcoast Maine
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Do the bags look like this?

Yup, they sure do. There are hundreds of them. It's kinda creepy, because the bags move around and if you get close enough you can see their little heads poking out. Lovely, eh?
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Old 07-26-2006, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Midcoast Maine
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Thanks, I now have the creepy crawly feeling!

Maybe this eHow link will help on dealing with them?

http://www.ehow.com/how_9370_control-bagworms.html
Thanks Miker! That was helpful. I actually went out this morning and got insect killer (which listed bagworms and lots of other critters I've never heard of), which I sprayed on with the garden hose. It must have worked fast, because now hardly any of the bags are moving and the worms inside are oozing out of the bottom of the bags. Lovely image huh? They camouflage themselves so well that they really look like they're part of the tree.
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Old 07-26-2006, 10:01 AM
 
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Another note and I think someone else mentioned it too somewhere, if you are in an area where a lot of constructions is going on, all these little critters then you may not normally see come out due to what is going on nearby, there are looking for new homes too.
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Old 07-26-2006, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Midcoast Maine
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Another note and I think someone else mentioned it too somewhere, if you are in an area where a lot of constructions is going on, all these little critters then you may not normally see come out due to what is going on nearby, there are looking for new homes too.
Very true. A new phase is starting construction down the street, and a lot of tree clearing is going on . We've seen a lot of black snakes in our yards lately, and I think they're coming out of the construction area.
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Old 07-26-2006, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Sure depends on where you live in the state. I lived in Western NC for five years and never saw a biting fly until I moved down east. Talk about a pestilence.
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Old 07-26-2006, 02:44 PM
 
Location: The Miami Of Canada
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I've seen those Bagworm things on bushes here in Chicago. I have a bad feeling you may have to trim off the areas they've already infested, in order to let the healthy parts grow.

Well that's what they do here.
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Old 07-26-2006, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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Thanks Miker! That was helpful. I actually went out this morning and got insect killer (which listed bagworms and lots of other critters I've never heard of), which I sprayed on with the garden hose. It must have worked fast, because now hardly any of the bags are moving and the worms inside are oozing out of the bottom of the bags. Lovely image huh? They camouflage themselves so well that they really look like they're part of the tree.
Oozing??? Um, thanks (as I am eating my BLT pocket and the mayo is "oozing" out the side of sandwich)- I'm no longer very hungry!

Seriously, glad the eHow site worked!

Now if someone could help me with my Bermuda grass!
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Old 07-26-2006, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Midcoast Maine
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Oozing??? Um, thanks (as I am eating my BLT pocket and the mayo is "oozing" out the side of sandwich)- I'm no longer very hungry!

Seriously, glad the eHow site worked!

Now if someone could help me with my Bermuda grass!
Sorry I spoiled your appetite! It is pretty gross. I had no idea these things existed in the midwest. I lived there for 20 years and never heard of them. You learn something new every day!
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Old 08-14-2008, 06:50 AM
 
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help i planeted some leyland cypress trees and my neighbor informed me that he saw bagworms on them what can i do to protect my trees. (help)
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Old 08-14-2008, 03:15 PM
 
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Default Bagworm solutions

Pick the bags off (wear gloves to protect your hands from the prickly parts of the plant) or kill the caterpillars:

*How to Control Bagworms

Aunt Martha
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