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BAGWORMS AND HOW TO DEFEAT THEM

Kris Kessler

 One evening you go out to look at your trees and- oh no! You’ve been invaded by the pod people! There are little brown sacks with worms in them ALL OVER YOUR TREES! But a second look (and maybe a little help from Google) proves that those brown sacks are actually called bagworms, and though they may not be from outer space, they certainly are dangerous for your trees.

From the looks of it, this is going to be a really bad year for bagworms. Ever wonder why your tree gets a brownish color and loses a great percentage of their leaves? Well, it’s due to this dreadful creature:

Sourced from the Internet

Sourced from the Internet

 

Doesn’t look so bad? Well, look at the damage it can do:

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Sourced from the Internet

A female bagworm lays 500-1000 eggs each fall. The eggs overwinter and hatch in late May to the beginning of June. Young bagworms hatch and start eating immediately. They continue growing and eating until August, when they change into the pupal stage. Sounds rather scary, doesn't it? Thankfully there are things you can do that will help prevent the bagworms from multiplying, spreading, and finally, devouring every tree on your property.

Bagworms seem to prefer the evergreen type of trees, but they will actually eat just about any kind, even such kinds as apple, willow, and oak. They will kill a tree if you do not use preventive measures in time. Starting your treatment in June or May is a really good idea if you want to get all of the bagworms taken care of.

One way to get rid of the bagworms is to pick them off by hand and burn them. That, however, takes a lot of time and it’s not really an easy or fun past time. The other option is to get them sprayed, or spray them yourself. You can find chemicals online that might work fairly well. We have a very effective bagworm program, also. We would be happy to help you with any of your bagworm problems!

Yours through good grass and bad,

Maplewood

Contact us at 785-742-2882 or email us with any questions or concerns at alyssa@maplewoodlawn.com

 

P.S.

I am sorry that we could not use any of our own pictures for this article, but due to the effectiveness of our program, we have no pictures of bagwormy trees. All of our trees are clean and disease-free. :)

 

Diary of a Lawn Care Business

Kris Kessler

You may think that a lawn care business is very simple, and all we do is mow lawns. Granted, we do a lot of that -the lawn crews would say so anyway- but behind our simple exterior is a thousand other things that we do each day.

 What our business does besides mowing lawns- we spray for bugs, weeds, and other general nuisances. Having your lawn sprayed is an essential part of making your lawn look nice. 

In the winter, we do snow removal. Imagine looking out your window during a stormy winter night and viewing a de-iced sidewalk, clean swept driveway, and neatly shoveled walks. You no longer have to creep miserably out of bed into the freezing cold to clean off the driveway. We will do it for you!

We do landscaping. We labor to find just the right place for that bush, the right kind of tree to frame your picture window, the best type of grass to go near that bench. We also do elaborate stone walk ways and retaining walls.

We mulch flower beds and plant flowers, do sod, seeding, overseeding, and lawn irrigation. Basically, if you want something done, we will our best to provide the kind of service you want. We will not do anything involving sewers. Thank you.

Yours through good grass and bad,

Maplewood