What Spiders Build Webs in Trees & How to Remove Them?

The San Diego area is known for its beautiful weather. As a result, there are numerous beautiful trees that make their home in this region and, usually, thrive. When you look up and see trees blooming, you often use words such as awe-inspiring, majestic, and serene to describe them. At the same time, you might change your tune if you look up and see spider webs that appear to be growing in your trees. These often take the appearance of large, silky nests and could pose a threat to the health of your tree. At Pope Tree Service, we provide a wide variety of tree and landscaping services to those who live in the local area, including commercial tree services and emergency tree services. We often get calls about spider webs in trees and whether or not they pose a threat. If you are wondering what type of spider builds webs in trees, there are a few important points to keep in mind.

What Spider Is Constructing Webs in My Trees?

During our tree trimming and tree shaping services, we often get questions about spider webs that are present in other trees. In reality, these are not spiderwebs at all. Instead, these webs are usually deployed by webworms or Eastern tent caterpillars that crawl throughout trees during the fall and spring. These critters usually leave a thick web as they eat trees for their food. Even though these animals tend to prioritize fruit trees, they actually feed on more than a hundred different types of trees. The webs that you see during the spring are almost exclusively deployed by Eastern tent caterpillars. Even though these caterpillars feed on a wide variety of trees, they can pose a serious problem for Black Cherry Trees. On the other hand, if you spot webs during the Fall, they are usually left by fall webworms, as their name suggests.

Are These Webs Dangerous for My Trees?

Of course, one of the big concerns that people have when they call us for help with their tree services is whether or not these webs are going to pose a threat. Yes, it is true the webs that are left behind by tent caterpillars and webworms are ugly. Fortunately, this is about their only threat. The caterpillars and worms are not poisonous. Furthermore, they are not going to cause any damage to established trees. Therefore, there’s a good chance that you can relax.

On the other hand, if you have younger trees on your property, this could be a problem. Blood worms and caterpillars tend to target younger trees. Therefore, it is possible they could cause complete leaf loss for the tree before it has a chance to grow. In this situation, you need to step in and help your trees, getting rid of the pests as quickly as possible. This is where the team from Pope Tree Service can help you. We specialize in helping people with a wide variety of tree needs, including getting rid of these webs and nuisances.

Getting Rid of “Spiderwebs” in the Trees

If you are looking for a way to get rid of the spider webs in your trees, you can start by grabbing a broom and removing the webs from the branches. This is going to immediately improve the appearance of your trees. At the same time, it is important to note that many of these animals are going to live in cocoons during the winter. They might not even be living in their webs. Therefore, even if you get rid of the webs, they can still return next season.

That is where Pope Tree Service can help. We can help you identify an insecticide that we can apply to the tree leaves to kill any pests that might be living there. We can figure out what type of trees you have and recommend an insecticide that is not going to pose a threat to your tree. Finally, we can also help you prune the branches and remove the webs for good. Count on us to help you take care of your trees.

Contact Pope Tree Service Today for Help with Webs in Your Trees!

At Pope Tree Service, we get a lot of calls about spiderwebs in trees. Our team works hard to keep up with the patterns in the local area to ensure we can help you with spiderwebs in your trees as quickly as possible. We can leverage the latest tools and techniques in the field to help you protect the trees that grow on your property. It has been our honor to serve the people of the San Diego County area and we will be happy to help you as well. To learn more about our services, please contact us today at (619) 929-2667 for a free quote!

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