Question by  boxers3 (550)

What kind of bugs could be causing a disease to my blue spruce tree?

And what should I do to get rid of them?


Answer by  craftheart (392)

Bagworms could be causing disease on your tree. If you can see these caterpillars they can be picked off. Otherwise an insectice spray should help.


Answer by  luvlexis83 (798)

Bagworms look like little brown bags with the legs sticking out. As long as the bug is still in the bag drench the tree with any insecticide listed to kill bagworms that is also safe to use on your tree. If they are out of the bags you will have to pick them off your spruce tree.


Answer by  DaffodilPetals (105)

Engraver beetles can be detrimental to a healthy, growing blue spruce tree. They burrow and lay eggs inside the tree. If it's already infected, there's nothing to be done.


Answer by  BrendaG (6111)

The Blue Spruce IPS beetle attacks young or weak trees. The yellow headed spruce sawfly emerge in spring when buds appear. Use correct insecticide for this type of tree.


Answer by  sanityrose (2664)

Bagworms notoriously love blue spruce trees. They cannot fly and their larvae begins to overpopulate and weigh down branches. The ripple effect from the bagworm causes die back and the loss of branches and flowerings. If they are visible, simply pick them off yourself. If there's a large amount, use a stomach insecticide to remove the problem permanently.


Answer by  crystalj (196)

Three main pest that can cause damage to your tree such as spruce gall aphid, budworms, and spider mites. The exact bug must be identified for proper treatment.


Answer by  Treeteller (152)

There are many insect pests and diseases a Blue Spruce may have. The first step is to accurately identify whether your tree is infested with an insect or is infected with a disease. After an accurate diagnosis has been made, proper treatment can follow. Consult a local arborist.


Answer by  m3chladon (38)

I'd check google or wikipedia and see if blue spruce tree's have a specific weakness to a certain bug type.

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