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How to Get Rid of Bagworms with Soap and Water


  • Mix together 2 tablespoons of liquid dish soap and 1 gallon of warm water.
  • Stir the mixture until it is thoroughly combined and sudsy.
  • Pour the bagworm control mixture into a clean agriculture spray.
  • Close the cover on the sprayer, and pump it until pressure has built up and the nozzle is somewhat difficult to squeeze.
  • Using a stick with a pointy end, puncture the pouches of bagworms that you find on the homestead. Make sure to find a long stick because the bagworms can (and will) weave their pouches high into the trees.
  • Poke a hole through the bagworm pouch with the stick.
  • Spray the dishwashing mixture into the bag and cover the exterior of the pouch until it is saturated.
  • There is no need to cut or pull the bagworm pouches after drowning the pests inside, but you can do that if you’d like.