Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Creepy Crawley

Do any of you have this problem? Look at my crabtree, it's almost completely covered with a web like substance...inside that web are a gazillion worms. I think they are acually called cocoon tree worms. We had a few last year that I was able to just trim off the branches. It's worse this year. My neighbor said to get a newspaper, roll it up and light it and burn them off. Are you kidding me?? I would probably burn down the tree and all the other trees anywhere near it! Hubby says any insect repelant should kill them off so we bought some the other day and hopefully he'll take care of it tomorrow because, frankly, they make me itchy and twitchy just looking at them. I have nightmares of waking up and finding the house enclosed in a web! Help Me!! When I start a blog entry entitled "creepy" it's usually about the Creepy Woods...this is much creepier!
Look close...don't be scared...inside is all worms...Ok, I think I need to quit looking because this totally creeps me out!
This is how they start out...just clumps of webby cocoons. Here they are on our trees near the side yard by the creek.
This is another crabtree right in front of the house..can you see the weblike cocoons on it?
On to a totally different subject..This year was a washout for any viney plants I had. My zucchini plants only gave me about 5 nice zucchini, and my pumpkins died out with only these little tykes that I saved..pretty pathetic if you ask me. (I know you didn't ask, but humor me)
And this little number:I received this basil as a gift but I've never seen such a small leaf basil..has anyone cooked with this? Isn't basil usually larger leaf? I know I'm a dummy about this, so please help and enlighten me...can I really cook with it? It sure smells nice anyway! Sorry it's so blurry..I had the camera on the wrong settting!

9 comments:

Kent and Leisy said...

if only you could keep the webs through october! that is super creepy!

Sue said...

I've never seen anything like those webs. That's crazy!

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Donna said...

Well,...we have 'em too, and I want to get a blow torch!! Ours are up too high to just light.
Too bad about the garden...I think of you as having a green thumb! And you are right, the basil should be different, but maybe yours is just special! Don't worry about the settings on your camera...we can remedy that!

Rose said...

i have seen a web like this before. hate it. rose

PoetessWug said...

I've seen these webs in trees, but never heard anything about what they were. YUCK!! I looked on the web for you though. Found this-->
http://www.ext.nodak.edu/extnews/hortiscope/pests/wbworms.htm
It answers some questions about what to do. Have a non-creepy day!

Christina said...

EWWWWWW! That, like, gave me chills! Gross! I hope they go away for you...Oh, and by the way..growing basil is so Greek!

Karen Whittal said...

Hello there my friend, looks like you have been really busy, your shower photo's were stunning, really looked like a lot of fun, as for your creepy worms you can really keep them I am itchy just thinking about it. I thought we had weird looking bugs in Africa but now I am not so sure.............. I have missed your blogs, God is good, I have really had some time alone with me, with lots of answers to prayers....... thanks for yours......

Fickle Cattle said...

those cocoon web things made the hair at the back of my neck crawl. Eugh.

http://ficklecattle.blogspot.com/

Amy and Craig said...

You get the busy blogger award!! we had lots of those wormy things in the trees in KY. YUCK-O!