I have an acorn tree in my yard and worms fall out of it on something that looks like silk. They are all over in my yard. Others in our neighborhood have the same problem. How do I get rid of them, They are also falling into my rose bush and eating them.
by Seedling (120 points)

Your answer

Your name to display (optional):
Privacy: Your email address will only be used for sending these notifications.
Anti-spam verification:
To avoid this verification in future, please log in or register.

1 Answer

for now....wait for the sun to start to go down............mix up 1 teasp of hand wash liquid soap and 1 qt waterin a sprayer and see if that controls the problem........next day it might take 2 people to use that grey wide tape on so the sticky side is facing you and go around the tree and match the beginning side..........so this several times without leaving any bare tree.  this will trap them coming down and they will stick to it.  All your neighbors should do the same thing.  You can spray you other plants with this as they don't like the soap.

In the fall when the leaves drop off......go to the lawn & garden store and buy dormant oil and read the directions.  You will need an at least 15 gallon or more commercial sprayer.  I bought ours at Tractor Supply... hubby made wheels and a metal connection for my 54 inch tractor and I spray & ride.  I wear gloves, goggles and a face mask over the nose & mouth.
by Master Gardner (152k points)

Related questions

2 answers
1 answer
Welcome to InTheYard.org. Please ask and answer yard and garden questions and help build a great gardening community.

Intheyard.org is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.


Most popular tags

please help how to take care of yellowing leaves best time to prune how do i get rid of them harvest please help asap! browning leaves picking growing tips please help asap how to grow. how to grow pruning tips will it survive identify please identify not sure what to do yellow leaves transplant harvesting how to prune best time to plant help! freezing might not survive no flowers what do i use to rid them advice needed info. when and how to transplant get rid of invasive brown edges please help. help curling leaves should i remove i need growing tips no blooms please advise how to transplant what causes should i cut it back? pruning best way to transplant and when first time leaf drop buds falling off what can i do when to cut back best time to transplant should i cut it back advise on planting will it grow tomato plants what to do dying leaves turning brown leaves falling off ripe leaf problems caring for plants soil type watermelon what does it look like seeds planting gardenia plant mango and avacado tree propagation questions cuttings planting schedule melon ripeness brown leaves what are these worms hibiscus plant advise needed gardenning need advice were should i plant it how to treat tomatoes root depth get rid of fungus distance between plants dying leaves when to pick tomato plants leaves curling up how do i get rid of it when to harvest vegetables how short never bloom buy seed to plants freezing fresh veggies please help! need help will they survive get rid of mushrooms permantely get rid of mushrooms yellow and dropping leaves
14,084 questions
7,218 answers
43,392 users