Fran T
Fran T
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  • Beaumont, TX
Asked on Jul 22, 2012

spider webs in my trees

Rosie YatesKeller Pest ControlWoodbridge Environmental Tiptophouse.com
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I have a large yard with many trees, esp pecan. I noticed several large spider webs in it and now they are in all the other trees as well. Is there something I can use to get rid of this?
5 answers
  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jul 22, 2012

    spiders eat other bugs...so they are actually helping you out....aside from the visual distraction I would let them be.

  • Fran T
    on Jul 22, 2012

    Thank you for the suggestions but this doesn't answer my question because

  • Is this a repeat of another posting? Or did I go back in time and were not aware of it?

  • Keller Pest Control
    on Jul 23, 2012

    Fran they may not be spiders at all. They may be bag worms you need to identify that first. If they are bagworms the treatment now may be unsuccesful and not warranted. Call a tree person and get the info. I have been told that bagworms need to be treated before they are evident. You may need to wait for next year and treat before the season occurs. If they are spiders the best method it to treat the web itself. Most spiders reingest their web and will receive the chemical that way. Or by transfer from a bug caught in the web. Be careful of overspray on food plants and neighbors property. Do only on calm days less than 5-10 MPH on wind and wear proper protective clothing IE: hat goggles, long sleeves aand pants and gloves. Google to find best product I would suggest Tempirid.

  • Rosie Yates
    on Mar 15, 2016

    mite be caterpillers if it is thay will turn in to butter flys

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