Webworms Treatment in Arlington, TX.

Although visually undesirable, webworms, in general, are not seriously destructive to trees if removed before they severely infest the tree. Fall webworms are moths from the family Erebidae, as known by experienced plant pathologists, and are best recognized for their premature caterpillar stage. They are a common sight throughout the Arlington area and to tree care specialists, as their favorite host trees include pecan, oak, hickory, mulberry, elm, poplar and a plethora of other tree varieties, all of which are popular trees throughout North Texas. They endure throughout the winter months in cocoons hidden amongst leaf ground debris and within deep cracks in rough tree bark. Webworms emerge as early as April in Texas but normally appear in the fall season as hairy one inch long caterpillars that begin spinning white filmy bag nests in trees. They spin these webbing bags around themselves for protection from predators and feed upon the leaves enclosed in the bags. Webworms multiply rapidly and can produce as many as four generations in one season, with the last generation being the most destructive. A tree can quickly become severely infested and these webworms will spread throughout the outdoor residential environment. A tree care specialist should be contacted promptly when webworms first appear in the tree. Webworms Treatment in Arlington, TX, call (817) 583-7689 Webworms diagnosing!


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Webworms Disease

Diagnosis of webworm infestation is a swift process for an arbor care professional. The webbing bag will be removed and broken apart to reveal the caterpillar pests and examine the damage they are inflicting upon the leaves. The caterpillars eat the softer part of the foliage and leave the veins and center ribbing of the leaf. Although the majority of webworm damage is inflicted upon the leaves, trees that are severely infested become weakened and suffer stress making them more susceptible to invasion by other insect pests. The residential grounds will be closely examined for evidence of cocoons and to determine the severity of their infestation. Upon definitive confirmation of webworm presence, a tree evaluation report will be completed by the arbor care professional. The Arlington tree doctor will personalize the necessary treatment for webworm elimination and the continual maintenance care needed for the residential outdoor environment.

Treatment Of Webworms Treatment

If webworm pestilence is addressed swiftly, the quickest way for elimination is for the professional tree service to slash the webbing bags open and either expose the caterpillars to predators or to remove them from the trees and destroy the webworms. High-pressure spraying will eliminate bags at high levels. Habitat grounds must be cleaned of all fallen debris and dead foliage to eliminate desired sources for the cocoons. Regular pruning of infested branches by a tree trimming service aids in the removal of these destructive caterpillars and their unsightly webbing bags. Maintaining the health of the tree and its resistance to other insects or disease is of the utmost importance and protecting the root structure with proper feeding as in deep root fertilization by a certified arborist will maintain the tree's vitality. It is essential to entrust the care of valuable stately trees to the best arborist in Arlington and rest assured that your residential environment will not become aesthetically displeasing due to the invasion of webworms. If you have on your property, call (817) 583-7689 for a free consultation from a certified arborist in Arlington, TX. 

Updated on December 31, 2018, at 10:07 AM by Metroplex Arbor Care.