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Came home this week and noticed one of it's largest branches covered in a webbing. Closer inspection reveals bugs (see red circles) not tent worms or anything like that. Has anyone else dealt with this? Just wondering if I need to do something special before using a general insecticide.
 

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Rusty, a mixture of liquid detergent and water, sprayed from a pump up sprayer will take care of that. Mix it like you would for washing a car or truck. One "squirt" per 2 or 3 gallons. Works good for wasps, yellow jackets, and ants too.
 

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In a week or so you’ll notice a gillion little catapillars. I think their called web worms or something like that. I'd kill'em now or you'll have those little buggers all over the place.
 

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What kind of detergent? I have a wasp problem and I have bought a bunch of spray. Is it instant death. I don't want to get nailed by angry wasps.

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Rusty, a mixture of liquid detergent and water, sprayed from a pump up sprayer will take care of that. Mix it like you would for washing a car or truck. One "squirt" per 2 or 3 gallons. Works good for wasps, yellow jackets, and ants too.
 

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Not to sound like a hardhead here, but.....

The first time I had these guys in my oaks I called Ability Tree Experts. They came out, checked, and told me not to touch them. They are a beneficial insect. Eric is correct in what he says.

So if you don't want to take our word they are a good thing, call Ability and get them to come out and charge you for the same info Eric and I are telling you.

Bob
 

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OK maybe I’m wrong but it sure looks like the same thing I have on my oak tree. It appears about this time every year and I take a high pressure nozzle and spray the dickens out of of’em. My neighbor has a bad case of web worms every year and I’m assuming it’s the same thing. I’ll leave them alone this year and see if worms hatch.
 
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