Typical Tree Infestations in Fletcher, NC (Part 3)
One of the more common infestations is from the Fall Webworms. These pests are known to target over 100 various trees. The fall webworm does its best work during times of open skies, and low humidity. They leave behind thriving webs that are unattractive, and tend to prefer fruit trees. Thankfully in Fletcher, NC these insects cause harm much more slowly than others. In other words trees will most likely not face fatal repercussions when handling these pets. However, they will be capable of causing consistent harm to your trees.
If you have this infestation the first course of action should be to remove the web based homes of these nuisances. Specific insecticides and chemical treatments are effective in removing these infestations. You should never r try to remove them yourself, always contact your tree service.
Similarly the forest tent caterpillar is common throughout the state. They tend to prefer maple and oak trees but will devour the leaves on most trees. The forest tent caterpillar loves fruit trees and can affect the growth of trees but it will not be the cause of death. Typically these infestations are destroyed during the winter, as these pests have significant trouble in cold climates.