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Saturday, September 01, 2001

CRITTER OF THE MONTH: Fall Webworm

Fall Webworm wins the award for this one, most appropriately. But how do we rid ourselves of it? Many sources say we should cut out infected branches, but since webworm returns every year, we may end up without trees if we keep doing that.

The best solution is to get a ladder, some protective gloves and glasses and remove the webs by hand. Once the web is removed, a light spray of BT, Diazinon or Malathion should kill any existing worms on surrounding limbs. Always have someone help you in high spots!