Bagworms Alert!

Bagworms mostly feed on coniferous trees and shrubs, most commonly Junipers, Arborvitae, Spruce, and Pine trees. They prefer these types of trees because the foliage provides great camouflage in the winter months. They are most easily recognized by the case or 'bag' that the larvae builds out of silk and parts of the plant around it. The bags hang below the branches of the trees and often can be mistaken for pine cones. The bags' appearances are influenced by the species of worm and also the plant that is hosting the worms. Because of how well these pests blend in, they may go unnoticed until there has been a lot damage. Bagworms damage plants by eating away at the foliage and using it to build the 'bags.' 

Rocky Mountain Landscape has treatment options for bagworms. If you notice anything that looks similar to the photo below, please give us a call or e-mail via the contact us section to find out about our treatment options.