We’ve been seeing a lot of bagworms this summer. So, what is a bagworm? It is the larval stage of a moth native to Pennsylvania that is reported to feed on over 100 different plants. On pine trees, its cone-shaped bags are often mistaken for cones, which go unnoticed until the infestation is severe. Bagworms spread slow because the female is unable to fly, however, bagworms can be windblown or crawl to other host plants. Mature larvae usually attach their bags to trees by wrapping extra silk, which does not decay rapidly. This band of silk may girdle the branch as it grows, resulting in dead branches.
If you are seeing bagworms in any of your trees and need some help getting rid of them, please give us a call and we can help you eradicate the pests.
Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow!
Wow, as I write this, I look outside and see lots of snow coming down and covering the ground. It is December, after all, and it is time for that pesky white stuff to invade.
Since it’s that time of year, we would like to remind you all that we offer snow services for both our residential and commercial customers. If you would like to be on our regular plow lists, all you have to do is call and we will make sure you can get out and on your way on those cold January mornings. Until then, stay warm and enjoy some hot cocoa.