Many worms only cause cosmetic damage by chewing on relatively few.
Mar 26, QUESTION: Last weekend I was working under a large pine tree and noticed something falling on my head. I discovered they were tiny worms about one Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins. Apr 24, By Molly Keck This past week our office has been overwhelmed with calls from homeowners wondering what are the “little worms falling out of trees” that seem to be plaguing our city. These little critters are actually not worms, but little caterpillars commonly called “oak leaf rollers” “inchworms” or “cankerworms.”.
Sep 21, Several species of sawfly larvae feed on pine needles, but generally are not harmful to the tree.
At first I thought maybe they were from my garbage man as he drives across our drive way, but they are on things that are higher up in the air and on areas where he does not drive.
Knock sawfly larvae out of the tree or prune infested branches from the tree and kill the worms to control the infestation. An application of insecticide approved for sawfly larvae on pine trees can be used at the rate recommended by the manufacturer.
May 04, Cankerworms Feed On a Wide Range of Trees. The larvae of cankerworms hatch from eggs in spring and feed on the newly emerging, young leaves of many different types of hardwood trees, including beech, ash, oak, elm, hickory, apple, cherry, maple, and linden. Their feeding results initially in a tattered appearance to the bushnotch.clubted Reading Time: 3 mins.
After a hard rain last week, I noticed stuff falling from my Elm and Oak trees. I assumed it was pollen. I had to go into town later on and when getting in my truck I noticed the windshirld was covered in this pollen, but on further investigation I saw that thety were very tiny maggot looking things, smaller than a grain of rice, like you said.