defoliation

The Bug Days of Summer: Fall webworm activity picks up

The Bug Days of Summer: Fall webworm activity picks up

If the grilling display being replaced by school supplies at your local store wasn’t clue enough, then allow these pests to send the message: Summer is coming to an end! And the fall webworm, a caterpillar that is active in late summer and early fall, is already raising its ugly web to remind us. Fall webworms […]

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DIY cankerworm management: It’s that time of the year!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year … to protect your yard trees from cankerworms, that is!  A small act now can save you (and your trees) in the spring. You may remember cankerworms as those annoying little inchworms that dangle from trees by silken strands and cause significant defoliation each spring, especially in urban […]

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Fall webworms stick together

This time of the year as you drive along the road, you might notice tent-like webs at the tips of tree branches. No, these creepy webs aren’t early Halloween decorations. Rather, they’re silken nests constructed by the fall webworm – a native, defoliating caterpillar. These nests are a group effort, spun by the caterpillars to […]

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