Tuesday, August 8, 2017


Have you seen this in the ends of branches on your trees?

In late July and August, the second (or third) generation of fall webworms has hatched and this protective web keeps predators out while the webworms feed inside.  Large trees are usually not harmed by this feeding, but smaller trees might be.  A good way to get rid of them is to poke the web open with a stick exposing the webworms to their predators:  birds, wasps, and hornets.   You don't need to light it on fire as some people may suggest.