Evergreen plants and trees have been attacked by bagworms in large numbers in the Katy area. This image shows the insect’s bag, made up of chewed leaves, hanging on a Red Oak leaf. They attack any plant. If you have any cherished evergreen ornamental treat immediately. I have a customer, that within 4 days of noticing the insect bags hanging from her 4 X 14 foot Italian Cypress, had to bring down all 4 because of the damage done. Then she looked at her Indian Hawthornes and found the larvae had consumed all the leaves.
After the insect is dead I recommend harvesting the bags because you could have bagworm eggs in the pouch that will fall to the ground and reestablish their presence.
JNJ Pest Control & Grounds CareHi, I'm Jay Jorns of JNJ Pest Control & Grounds Care. This blog is our way of sharing just some of the knowledge and experience we've gained since we first started serving West Houston and the Katy area back in 1979. I hope you enjoy what we have to say!