Bagworms in Nebraska

  • What are Bagworms?
    • Bagworms are an insect.
  • What do Bagworms do?
    • Bagworms defoliate trees, mostly evergreen trees.
  • How do I spot Bagworms?
    • Bagworms will be seen in larvae form, hanging from twigs in the tree.
  • How do I treat my tree for Bagworms?
    • On small trees, the best method for removal is a manual inspection and removal of each bagworm. On larger trees, however, this may be impractical. Bt, a chemical insecticide, should be applied to affected trees to prevent defoliation.

Here is a short video from UNL about bagworms in Nebraska.