tent worms - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by jcronin88
July 28, 2010
My pecan tree has shown evidence of tent worms. I removed the effected areas. Is there a preventative treatment for these? All neighborhood pecan trees are effected every year.

Answer from NGA
July 28, 2010
The best control is an application of horticultural oil in the wintertime which will suffocate the overwintering eggs and stop the invasion the following spring and summer. Here's a publication from Texas A & M that you might find helpful:

Best wishes with your pecan tree!

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