BDN, VillageSoup speak with Dill about fall webworms 

The Bangor Daily News and VillageSoup interviewed Jim Dill, University of Maine Cooperative Extension pest management specialist, about fall webworms, which are building their silky nests in increasing numbers. “The fall webworms are on the march,” Dill said to the BDN. “Calls are coming in and this pest seems to be abundant this year.” He suggested a live-and-let-live approach to dealing with a webworm infestation, noting that their impact is limited to aesthetics. “There is no reason to panic if you see them on your trees,” Dill said to the BDN. “You may see some brown leaves and your tree may look ugly, but it will be fine.”