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Moth Larvae Infestation in Closet and Garage

Our reader is dealing with clothes moths and case bearing moths, and their larvae. Clothes moths and case bearing moths are actually both types of clothes moths, and both are found in North America. Continue reading [...]

“Bugs on the Bushes” Could Be Bagworms

A reader sent us a photo of some curious creatures that her friend found in the bushes. Based on the photograph, we think these might be bagworms Continue reading [...]

Bag Worm Treatments

To make matters worse, if pesticide residue is present on surrounding foliage, the mature larvae may pupate early. This means, some of the most effective control measures often involve chemicals. Chemical control of bagworms should last around two weeks. Continue reading [...]

Worms in Trees

There are so many different types of worms that love to hang out in trees that it’s tough to keep track. Just a few of the different types of worms in trees include bagworms, Catawba worms, apple tree worms, Christmas tree worms, army worms, and catalpa tree worms. Continue reading [...]

“Sand Case” Carrying Worm?

Worms called gastrotrichs have bodies covered with tiny tubes that secrete a cement. The cement tubes make it appear as though the worm is carrying a case filled with sand! Continue reading [...]

Bag Worm

Because the bag worm goes unnoticed until it is mature, it is tough to control. If there happens to be pesticide residue on surrounding foliage, the mature larvae may pupate early. The bag worm has few known predators and even fewer known parasites, so some of the most effective control measures often involve chemicals. Continue reading [...]
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